Not For Sale

24 Jul

A bubbling cauldron of Bubur Lambuk (rice porridge) on my stove.

For me, it is not Ramadhan if there is no Bubur Lambuk. Rice porridge with bits of meat, usually beef, and sometimes some beans thrown in as well. This dish is eaten widely this time of year.

The thing about this is that, Bubur Lambuk is not sold. If there are people selling it, I’m not buying. Since young I’ve only know this to be distributed to the poor at mosques during Ramadhan. Those who are slightly well off can donate rice or spices or cash to the mosque and the mosque will prepare the porridge every day during the holy month.

A typical scene of Bubur Lambuk preparation at a village mosque. Picture grabbed from Google Search. Smiling volunteers, with huge oar-like spatulas (haha!) stirring the porridge, just warms the heart.

These days in Singapore, anyone can just go to a mosque during distribution times, usually around 4pm, and be given a packet or two of the porridge to bring home. Regardless of race, religion or creed.

Bubur Lambuk from Darussalam Mosque, Singapore. Really good!

And today, I made my own Bubur Lambuk. Ta-da!

Ok ok! Mine is a little “lux-ed”. Garnished with omelette strips, spring onions and fried shallots. No need for a table full of food for Iftar (breaking fast). Just porridge and some dates, and I’m good.

-hazrock, please don’t use that spatula for canoeing


Posted by on July 24, 2012 in Food


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8 responses to “Not For Sale

  1. ~Lady Day

    July 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    my older brother and his wife live in Africa..they are not fond of this has a different name bviously there, maybe your would be better:)

    • hazrock

      July 25, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Hehe. Maybe it is cooked in a different way in Africa. But they have tons of spices there. I’m sure they would throw a few into the pot. Maybe? πŸ™‚

      • ~Lady Day

        July 25, 2012 at 10:26 pm

        yeah..they were in Dar es Salam for years…close to Zanzibar…oh my goodness..the spices they bring home…wil have to ask them about adding those? now they are farther from zanzibar, but still have access to tons of spice? will pass on the tip for sure.xo

  2. Aspergers Girls

    July 27, 2012 at 5:32 am

    You are so talented with cooking, and we have similar taste. Yummy. Looks so good. Great photos, too.

    • hazrock

      July 27, 2012 at 5:37 am

      Thank you! Easy basic recipes here. Nothing too hectic! πŸ™‚

  3. Sunnyace

    July 27, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Reblogged this on Sunnyace Reblog Collections.

  4. anndflint20

    October 29, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Reblogged this on Ann Flint Weblog.

    • hazrock

      October 29, 2012 at 7:32 am

      Thank you so much for stopping by and the reblog. πŸ™‚


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