Thursday, October 06, 2005

Ramadan, a bless month...


[Pengat Pisang and Coffee] Yesterday Moslem in Malaysia start the month long of fasting... Like everyone else we in Kuala Lumpur break fast at five minutes past seven in the evening... Different places break fast at different times... It was nice to gather around the table enjoying our first meal of the day.. Usually this would be the dinner... My spouse had cook a fish curry and other dishes but as usual with me I would just enjoy one dish with my rice...As soon as the Azan sound, we all break fast the way we like it ..Me, I just break it with a glass of fruit juice and a few dates...With that it give me back the energy and lives came to normal again...What a punch this liquid and dates do to your system..It rejuvenate the whole system and in that instance gave you that feel good feeling...With that I did the Magrib prayer and after this prayer I sat down to have a real meal...Of rice, the fish curry, with fish roe and egg plants...It really makes a great and nourishing dish that goes well with the rice.. My spouse had made the 'Pecai' a sort of salad which originated from the Javanese..It is actually fresh vegetables uncook and eaten with peanut sauce..I enjoyed my meals and end it with the usual cup of steamy black coffee,.. This time with a difference..I had a bowl of Pengat Pisang [banana porridge with sago cooked in coconut milk with coconut sugar, it would not taste that good with ordinary sugar, the kick is in the coconut sugar, brown in color]..... To go, a really traditional Malay dessert....... Well it had been an enjoyable first day of Ramadan... Have a Bless Ramadan to All..

4 comments:

anasalwa said...

Pak Idrus,
After I read your blog, I dashed to my kitchen to check out the plantain I thought I still have it. Bummer.......No pengat pisang this evening.
Selamat berbuka puasa.

shidah said...

tomorrow kena buat pengat. tak tahan tengok the pic :)

CikNi said...

yummy sedapnya pengat pisang, me too will look for the recipe after this

Pak Idrus said...

Hi everyone, I suppose by now all have the pengat pisang in their buka puasa menu...have a nice day.