Saturday, 21 July 2012

Ramadhan 1st

Last night or rather early this morning Mama didn't have proper Sahur. Instead of rice, Mama only had some plain bread and plain water. Mama woke up at 4.45 am but then Mama suddenly became a bit lazy to go to the kitchen to fry the fish and to cook the rice.

From Wikipedia:

Suhoor , also called SehurSehriSahari and Sahur in other languages, is an Islamic term referring to the meal consumed early in the morning by Muslims before fasting, sawm, in daylight hours during the Islamic month of Ramadan. The meal is eaten before fajr, or dawn. Suhoor as the morning meal is matched by Iftar as the evening meal, during Ramadan, replacing the traditional three meals a day (breakfastlunch and dinner), although in some places dinner is also consumed after Iftar later during the night. Being the only meal eaten by Muslims from dawn to sunset during the month of Ramadan, Suhoor typically tends to be heavy and is highly regarded by Islamic traditions to benefit of the blessings and avoid crankiness or weakness caused by the fast.


Hence, today Mama was a bit tired and very thirsty (due to the hot weather). But Mama is not worried. The first day of Ramadhan is always like that.

Today, for the iftar (the breaking of fast), Mama bought ikan cencaru sumbat, taucho, and buah tanjong (a Kelantanese delicacy). And Mama drank a jug of plain water all by herself. Yes, as usual, after Abah's death, Mama breaks her fast alone, at home except on weekends where Mama breaks fast with Atok & Nenek at their place.

Ikan cencaru sumbat is Mama's all-time favourite. The Kelantanese call this fish as 'Keronge'.


And here, is the Buah Tanjung. It's lesser known than its famous cousin, Jala Mas but Mama prefers it to the latter.


Mama tried to google for 'taucho' but couldn't find the pictures of it anywhere. Then Mama remembered there is another term for it, Teresek and voila, Mama finally found the picture.


Mama always looks forward to Ramadhan because stalls selling various food for Iftar would mushroom everywhere making us spoilt for choice. People are more forgiving and most (if not all) become more patient and generous during this holy month.


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