‘Kuih kapit’, ‘kuih loyang’ among popular fare at bazaar
Posted on July 22, 2012, Sunday
KUALA LUMPUR: The ‘kuih kapit’ (love letters) and ‘kuih loyang’ (honeycomb cookies) are among traditional delicacies offered to guests on the first day of Ramadan.
At Yazid Akmal Basri’s booth, ‘Ati Kamal’, located at the Jalan Raja Alang Ramadan Bazaar in Kampung Baru here yesterday, patrons came as early as 4pm to try out the delicious cakes prepared by him and wife, Samsulriati Shamsul Baharin.
Yazid, 52, said they usually sold the delicacies much closer to Hari Raya but yesterday, more than 10 packets were bought in the first hour, whereby a small packet retailed for RM6, and a big jar, RM15.
“This year, we decided to sell our cakes, beginning on the first day of Ramadan because we know some people prefer it as a dessert after breaking fast.
“According to our sales in previous years, we rake in at least RM300 in sales daily, but two days before Ramadan ends, our sales will be even higher,” he told Bernama here yesterday.
Meanwhile, a Bernama survey found that people of all races braved the rain to come in droves to the Ramadan Bazaar, to prepare for the breaking of fast. Others were there just to enjoy the lively atmosphere.
Besides locals, foreigners also took the opportunity to explore the wide selection of goodies available and experience how Malaysia’s multi-racial community celebrates the fasting month.
Simona, 22, from Melbourne, Australia, said she was excited looking at the spread of cuisine which she had never tried at the Ramadan Bazaar.
“This is my first time here and I did not know it would be packed with so many people of all races. The aroma of the food spread attracted us to stop by the bazaar.
“I will come again tomorrow and hope to try something new,” she said, adding that her favorites, so far, were ‘char kuey tiaw’ and ‘sambal tumis’. — Bernama