SHTCA had our annual Buka Puasa (Iftar) celebration last week.
The Buka Puasa dinner this year was a little bit special because we had people from the old folks home joining us for the breaking of fast. The lucky folks didn't only get to break fast with us but also received 'duit raya' and goodie bags containing biscuits and dairy products and material for making 'baju raya'!
One of the highlights of the programme was the cooking of the Bubur Lambuk, which is a type of porridge dish containing plenty of ingredients including meats and local herbs. This little activity was organized by Chef Zam, who is also the organizer for the Buka Puasa that night.
One of the more diffcult to obtain local herb, Pucuk Midin which, according to Chef Zam, is widely found in the eastcoast parts of the Malaysian Peninsular.
Pucuk Paku, another one of the ingredients used in the Bubur Lambuk.
The other usual ingredients include the shallots, garlic, ginger, daun kesom, daun selasih (basil), kangkong and spices like star anise, cinnamon stick and cardamom.
Chef Zam scooping rice into the boiling pot of water.
Chef Yahaya stirring one of the pots.
Candid shot while posing with the Maggi 'Cukup Rasa' seasoning. Maggi was one of the sponsors for the day's event.
Budu was also one of the ingredients used. Budu is fermented anchovies of sorts. Usually mixed with shallots and chillies and taken with hot rice! Delicious!
More stirring this time by students who came to help. The bubur lambuk has to be stirred once the rice goes in to avoid it from caking and burning at the bottom of the pot.
And the Bubur Lambuk is ready! This particular one has chicken meat in it.
This porridge is usually cooked during the Ramadhan month by the Malay community and distributed to everyone in that community. It's a good way to bring the people together I would think.
Mr Hor Kok Teng from SHTCA helping to scoop up the bubur lambuk into containers. This particular pot was done with fish meat.
The Bubur Lambuk is packed into containers to be freely distributed to the old folks and anyone who wants one :)
I took one container home myself and found that it was quite tasty and filling! I've never tried bubur lambuk before so this was a real eye opener! I hope they're doing this again next year!