I don't fast, but I do support the local food market and so here I go doing my part to help generate the local economy. Besides, this is the best time to go food hunting because some of the best and hard-to-come-by local delicacies are out in the open!
My favorites during the Puasa Month? Kuih tako! These are tiny little drops of goodness made from rice flour, Hoen Kwe flour, coconut milk, sweet corn seed, sugar and salt... lovingly prepared onto tiny basket-like mould made from carefully folded pandan leaves (some used yam bean leaves/sengkuang). Apparently, I've been told that the Hoen Kwe flour is what makes this kuih special, it's made from some type of nuts (peanuts maybe?). You can google the recipe yourself. :D
Kuih tako from Matang Jaya Ramadhan Bazaar...
I live for moments like these... at home enjoying my takeaway takos with my loved one. Since I'm the only one at home crazy about them, hey more for me! And well, there's always everyone's classic favourite: miniature curry puff with sweet potato filling.
For those observing the Fasting Month, here's wishing you
Selamat Berpuasa and Selamat Sungkei!
Karipap, kuih tako, kuih onde-onde gula melaka, ABC...