Ramadhan Rush For Family’s Crab Dish
Posted on July 23, 2012, Monday
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Many food stalls in the Sultanate can be found selling a wide variety of food and beverages, competing with one another so that they may attract more customers, Borneo Bulletin reported.
Popular food such as chicken, beef and fish dishes which can be purchased either with rice or noodles. Beverages, desserts and snacks such as coconut juice, sugarcane, cakes and more.
But when was the last time you remember going to a food market and seeing a stall preparing a large quantity of crabs for Muslims preparing to break their dawn to dusk fast?
It is not that unusual to find crabs being sold at night but not often can one find them prior to Maghrib prayer.
Every year a particular family can be found selling cooked crabs and the first couple of days of Ramadhan have been witness to a large influx of customers competing with one another to buy this delicacy. In their effort to make their dishes even more appealing, the family, which operates a food stall at the parking lot of the Negara Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium, has added prawns and squid into their takeaway menu.
This popular stall is well-known to many regulars with one loyal patron saying that he always buys three packs of cooked crab to break the fast with his family as it is the only stall that sells such “delicious crab” dishes.
Another visitor, Nur’ain Abdul Rahman said, “I heard about these famous crabs being sold at the stadium market and I came all the way from Temburong just so I can buy it”.