Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru


Bubur lambuk is a special kind of Malay porridge prepared especially for iftar/ futur (the break of fast) during the fasting month of Ramadhan. In Malaysia we have various versions of bubur lambuk which tastes differently from one another.

Yesterday we had  ‘bubur lambuk Kg Baru’ for iftar. My siblings and I really love the bubur lambuk. It is light but filling and also very, very tasty. The most famous bubur lambuk in KL (and one of the tastiest) are the ones prepared by the Kampung Baru Mosque known as ‘Bubur Lambuk Kambung Baru’.

Bubur Lambuk Kak Sham

You will not miss it – Bubur Lambuk Aunty Sham – just across the main gate of Masjid Kg Baru and a clear bunting!

What makes bubur lambuk Kampung Baru so delicious? I guess it must be the aromatic spices used in preparing this delicious porridge, it’s special recipe and also the expertise of the cooks. Somehow it is real hard to enjoy the original bubur lambuk that was given away by the Kampung Baru Mosque every Ramadhan; for the queue is always very, very long. I heard that people came from all over KL for the bubur lambuk. I had tried it and it was very, very delicious!

Auntie Sham

Smiling Aunty Sham

Nowadays there are lots of stalls selling bubur lambuk around the mosque but I think the tastiest is ‘Bubur Lambuk Kak Sham” in Jalan Raja Alang. We got to know the wonderful Aunty Sham years ago . At that time she ran her nasi lemak business next to Kampung Baru Medical Centre. Aunty Sham and her brothers used to be a part of the team that prepares the bubur lambuk at the Kampung Baru Mosque. Hence her bubur lambuk is as good as the original bubur lambuk Kampung Baru. So, one can enjoy the ‘real’ bubur lambuk Kampung Baru without having to queue for the ones given away by the mosque.

The aroma brewing ...

The aroma brewing ……

Imagine enjoying a hot bowl of the delicious bubur lambuk with it’s mouth watering aroma for iftar… When I was eight, I once had to break my fast at about 2 pm for the aroma of the bubur lambuk in the car makes me too hungry. Since then, I never follow dad to Kampung Baru to buy the bubur lambuk until I was much older. Even now the mouth watering aroma still can make me hungry!

... pots and pots of bubur lambuk ... [about 200 of RM2.00-pack per pot!!!]

… pots and pots of bubur lambuk … about 200 of RM2.00-pack per pot!!!

It must be Aunty Sham’s secret recipe that makes her bubur lambuk a hit among bubur lambuk lovers. I’ve tried others but they were not as tasty as the ones prepared by Aunty Sham. No wonder she cooks pots and pots (huge pots) of bubur lambuk everyday…  Since bubur lambuk is only sold during the fasting month , I always look forward to enjoy this delicious dish every Ramadhan.

Since bubur lambuk is only sold during the month of Ramadhan; Aunty Sham  would be selling her very delicious ‘Nasi Lemak Kak Sham’ for breakfast in Jalan Raja Uda during other time of the year. We have to reach her stall early in the morning to buy her nasi lemak because like her bubur lambuk, her nasi lemak would be sold out very fast!

UPDATE (Ramadhan 2012): Please click here for the latest post with a guide to Aunty Sham’s bubur lambuk stall

22 thoughts on “Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru

  1. Sorry, I don’t fancy bubur lambuk. It reminds me of a cat’s vomitus. Yucky!

    I don’t know why, but I just don’t like all sorts of porridges and extra-sweet cookies and all those softies cookies.

  2. Bubur lambuk tgnu lebih sedap & lazat kerana pucuk paku merahnya dan lain-lain ulam. tidak ada tandingan dengan lain-lain versi buburlambuk.

  3. Yes, bubur lambuk entourage (lol) from kg baru came to my school last friday to make 3 huge cooking pots of bubur lambuk.Much to our delight,all, the Principal, teachers and students came to witness the whole process.I was happily noting down the ingredients and method of cooking, when some of my collegues from the east coast still prefer their home made bubur with good spread of local herbs and budu!Now thats something else.
    Special prayers (solat hajat/tarawih/sembahyang berjemaah) were held for the students of Pmr/Spm and Stpm that night, who will be sitting for the public exam soon.Cats vomitus? Ney you havent seen the process of cooking this bubur.I was before taken aback with the look of the bubur.When it was cooked right infront of my eyes, this is one good of community food sharing session!

  4. Dear Aunty Rose,

    Glad that you enjoyed the process of making and the bubur lambuk itself. I prefer the Kampung Baru version compared to Terengganu bubur lambuk.

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  7. Salam Aiman n selamat berpuasa from Aunty Moon n Uncle Kamil. We do miss Bubur Lambuk Kg Baru. Dah three years tak makan Kg Baru’s bubur lambuk. Dulu, almost 38 years, every Ramadhan, without fail, would queue for the bubur, he he. Masa tu Kak Sham tak menjual lagi kut…

    Well, now, I have to cook myself as in Kemaman, they will put in budu, which I can’t stand. When cook sendiri, I will add in lots of sayur. Uncle Kamil will buy outside if I don’t cook. He can eat budu…. Aunty terengganu celup… he he.

    Take care… n our salam n lots of bear hugs to you… n siblings.

  8. Salam, Aunty Moon and Uncle Kamil,

    Aunty Sham had been seling bubur lambuk for as long as I can remember. What a pity to not be able to taste Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru any longer. Aiman can’t eat ‘budu’ too. It is not because I don’t like it, but I am allergic too it 😀 . Eid Mubarak to Aunty and Uncle! Hope to see you soon. Wassalam.

  9. I’m not a big fan of bubur lambuk actually but each year,i have to help my mom to sell it on fasting month.i just love the aroma that comes from the herbs that my mom use.she always thought me on how easy it was to made it buy using our family secret recipes.and can u guess who is my mom?
    🙂

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