Ramadhan Mubarak to all Muslims worldwide. Alhamdulillah, the holy month of Ramadhan is back and once again, we would have our much awaited trips to Kampung Baru for the tastiest and the most delicious iftar food you could ever find in Malaysia, Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru! Bubur Lambuk is available throughout KL of course and most parts of Malaysia but yet, years after years, people from all over Selangor and Kuala Lumpur would stop by at the Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru or also known as Masjid Kampung Baru for the original version of the bubur lambuk Kampung Baru which is extremely hard to find elsewhere.
Ali and Aeshah watches as Aunty Sham prepared the bubur lambuk for her to sell.
I remember when I was younger and once my mother was admitted to the Kampung Baru Medical Center, which stands just across the road from the mosque, during Ramadhan, I stood by the window watching the queue grew and grew until there were probably fifty people lining up at one time for the bubur lambuk from the mosque. The place wasn’t packed with vendors at it is now. If you live nearby or regularly visit the area during Ramadhan, you would know how crowded the area is; sometimes it feels like you’re driving through a marketplace.
Of course, simply anyone could set up a stall and sell their own version of bubur lambuk Kampung Baru, so if you do not wish to wait in the mosque’s long queue, you have to be very selective in choosing which vendor to buy your bubur lambuk from. The taste can differ drastically, so it’s wise to ask advice from a person who regularly buys their bubur lambuk from the area. And I have to say, the best bubur lambuk Kampung Baru I could find would be Aunty Sham’s. The secret is, Aunty Sham cooks her bubur lambuk using the original recipe as those from the famous Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru’s. So now you can have your original Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru without waiting in the long queue! And at RM2 per pack (a very generous pack, I may add) it’s more than worth the long trip… after all, bubur lambuk isn’t available throughout the year.
Rows of bubur lambuk packed and ready to be sold
Oh, and there are a few things to keep in mind when buying bubur lambuk. One thing is that you’ll have to come and buy yours early. Once, my father arrived at the stall at around 2:30pm but came back empty-handed as Aunty Sham had sold out her bubur lambuk although the other vendors were still selling their wares. So it’s important to be there early if you do not want to be disappointed. Also, we have heard that some of the vendors would claim to be anyone, including Kak Sham so you’ll have to be careful. Use the picture below as a guide to Aunty Sham’s stall and look for the banner, ‘Bubur Lambuk Warisan Kampung Baru Kak Sham’.
Bubur Lambuk Warisan Kampung Baru Kak Sham. Her stall is on the second from right from the Jalan Raja Alang – Jalan Raja Abdullah crossroad. It’s right in front of the carpark of Al-Islam Hospital and is on the opposite side of the road from the Kampung Baru Mosque. Please click for a bigger and better image.
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Posted in Food, Islamic Celebration, Malay tradition, Ramadhan, Special Occasion, tagged Bubur Lambuk, Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru, Food, Kuala Lumpur, Mosque, Muslim, Porridge, Ramadhan on 11/08/2010 |
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Aromatic smell of spices rose up with the mist
From pots of porridge that you can never resist
Everyday hundreds lined up patiently in the queue
For their share of the well-known Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru
Ramadhan Mubarak to all Muslims worldwide. Starting from today, we can once again enjoy the Malaysia’s best iftar – the ‘bubur lambuk’. Although this wonderful porridge can be found all over Malaysia, ‘Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru’ from the famous Masjid Jamek stole the show.
Everyday, hundreds of people from all parts of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor could be seen lining up for some of this mouth-watering delicacy. But for those who are willing to pay RM 2.00 (for a pack of bubur lambuk) to skip the extremely long queue, I suggest that you should buy the ‘Bubur Lambuk Kak Sham’ sold by Aunty Sham who is a good friend of mum’s. As far as I know, Aunty Sham’s bubur lambuk is the best compared to the many other bubuk lambuk stalls around the mosque, with the taste as authentic as the famous Kampung Baru’s Masjid Jamek’s bubur lambuk.
(please click here to read more about ‘Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru‘)
Today, my dad came home from the mosque with a gigantic bag of bubur lambuk. The aromatic scent immediately spread throughout the house. My little brother (who is trying to fast for a full day for the first time) was walking down the stairs when he stopped in his tracks. The familiar appetizing smell floated into his tiny nose and forced him to run back fearing of breaking his fast. He announced that he is going to stay upstairs until Maghrib approaches. I once had an experience like his when I was a year older than him. Only that in the end, I had to break my fast after struggling really hard to hold back my hunger. But how could I not when I was in the car sitting right beside packs of aromatic bubur lambuk throughout the whole journey back home from Kampung Baru?
If you are a fan of bubur lambuk and have not yet tried the Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru, please make a trip to Kampung Baru before the end of Ramadhan. Try the famous Masjid Jamek’s or those from Aunty Sham’s stall and you’ll be back for more! And for the Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru’s lovers, well, I don’t think that I need to remind you of this incredibly tasty dish. Ramadhan will remind us of the delicious smell of spices and will send us all the way to Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru for this lovely savoury porridge!
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Posted in Animal, Fun, Islamic Celebration, Nasheed, Song, tagged Aeshah Adlina, Ahmad Ali, Alhamdulillah, Animals, Animals Love To Hear Qur'an, Anisah Afifah, Khalifah Song, Nasheed, Performance, video, YouTube on 09/01/2010 |
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As I promised all of you, here is the video of our performance (click here to read more) last month. The quality is not as good as the original video since my dad had to decrease the size of the file in order to upload it on YouTube. The video is also quite noisy because of the noise made by the inflatable tent blower which they used as the roof for the stage. If my dad uploads a better version of the performance, I’ll let all of you know. This video shows all four of us (Ahmad Ali, Anisah Afifah, Aeshah Adlina and I) singing the Animals Love To Hear Quran nasheed.
During the performance, we also sang the Khalifah Song and Alhamdulillah. I hope that you shall enjoy the video.
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Posted in Fun, Islamic Celebration, Song, Special Occasion, tagged Aeshah Adlina, Ahmad Ali, Alhamdulillah, Animals Love To Hear Qur'an, Anisah Afifah, Khalifah Song, Performance, Song, video, YouTube on 09/01/2010 |
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As I promised all of you, here is the video of our performance (click here to read more) last month. The quality is not as good as the original video since my dad had to decrease the size of the file in order to upload it on YouTube. The video is also quite noisy because of the noise made by the inflatable tent blower which they used as the roof for the stage. If my dad uploads a better version of the performance, I’ll let all of you know. This video shows all four of us (Ahmad Ali, Anisah Afifah, Aeshah Adlina and I) singing the Khalifah Song.
We performed two other songs that day, Animals Love To Hear Quran and Alhamdulillah. I hope that you shall enjoy the video.
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Posted in Celebrations, Fun, Islamic Celebration, Special Occasion, tagged Alhamdulillah, Animals Love To Hear Qur'an, carnival, Jabatan Agama Islam Selagor, Maal Hijrah, Maal Hijrah Carnival, Muharam, Nasheed, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, The Khalifah Song, YouTube on 24/12/2009 |
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My siblings and I performed at the Maal Hijrah Carnival 1431. The carnival was held at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam, Selangor and was organised by the Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (JAIS) and it goes on for one week.
Our performance was on the 2nd of Muharam (last saturday) or 19th December. According to the schedule, the performance is supposed to start exactly at 2:30 p.m. but it was postponed for a few minutes since there was a thundering storm. We sang 3 songs together:
1- The Khalifah Song
2- Animals Love To Hear Qur’an (written by Dawud Wharnsby Ali)
3- Alhamdulillah (also written by Dawud Wharnsby Ali)
I guess the best part was when Ali made the bird sound at the end of the song animals love to hear Qur’an.
My dad will upload the video on YouTube later but the video is a bit noisy made by the blower of the inflatable tent. I’ll tell you when he does.
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WE ARE GOING TO PERFORM AT KARNIVAL MAAL HIJRAH (MAAL HIJRAH CARNIVAL) AT SHAH ALAM TOMORROW!
Where: Dataran Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Shah Alam
When: Tomorrow at around 2:00p.m.
My siblings and I are going to perform a few songs together and I hope some of you could come and show us your support . For more information on the occasion, please refer here (CLICK).
Here are some photos of the rehearsal earlier today:
!!!SEE YOU THERE!!!
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Ramadhan Mubarak to all muslim readers worldwide. Last year, I wrote a post entitled ‘Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru’ (please click here to read more). Bubur lambuk is the tastiest food for iftar and the bubur lambuk given away by the Kampung Baru Mosque/Masjid Jamek is the best amongst all. People from all over KL came for the bubur lambuk. And what makes bubur lambuk more special is that bubur lambuk is only available in the holy month of Ramadhan.
This afternoon, my family and I went to Kampung Baru to buy some of Aunty Sham’s tasty bubur lambuk. When dad
called Aunty Sham, she said that she was not at her stall but at the back of the mosque. Mum and I went to meet her at the tent number 8. She voluntered herself as one of the bubur lambuk cooks at the Kampung Baru Mosque for the ‘Majlis Perasmian Bazar Ramadhan’ this evening. There were abundant of bags of bubur lambuk. I guess there would be around a thousand containers of bubur lambuk to be given away.
So if you are living somewhere near KL, hurry up and get yourself some of the tasty bubur lambuk now!
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