The return of Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru


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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18 thoughts on “The return of Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru

  1. Pingback: Bubur Lambuk Kg Baru « Karim’s Blog

  2. I loved Bubur lambuk so much. I have just tried Bubur Lambuk Kak Sham for today’s iftar after reading how tasty it was at your blog. I bought 7 packets for my family and relatives and some to be kept for pre-dawn meals as well. The seller was like happy and glad she could packed up early as the bubur lambuk could be sold out earlier today. The bubur lambuk is very tasty and it is the best among other bubur lambuk that are sold at Kampung Baru that I have tried. This bubur lambuk would be my regular iftar meal and pre-dawn meals every day for Ramadhan as you can only get this during Ramadhan. I am a crazy for bubur lambuk.

    Thanks for recommending this bubur lambuk as it is totaly worth it.

  3. Dear May13,

    Yes, I should have done so on my post. Click on the link below for a map to her stall.

    Here is a link to a photo of Aunty Sham’s stall:

    By the way, since you said that you are going to miss bubur lambuk again, are you still in Jeddah?

  4. Seeing that map, reminds me of my rented house years ago, at the junction of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Raja Abdullah. Now it is a car showroom. Used to walk to work at Wisma Sime Darby.

  5. Your mum is a good cook. What she means is shorba, similarly prepared and cooked like our bubur lambuk but it isn’t the same. They normally use oats instead of rice. Actually you can try with barley, wheats or dhal (kacang parpu). Ask your mum to cook shorba.

  6. Dear Uncle May13,

    Mum said thanks :). The ‘bubur Arab’ is not ‘shorba’ but something like ‘saleek/seleek’ which is white in colour only that we liked it watery like the bubur lambuk. The version that mum ate in Mecca was something like bubur lambuk; only that they cooked the rice with mutton, spices and milk. ‘Saleek’ is served together with salsa and tomato and cucumber salad. Shorba is tasty too. We had ‘shorba’ for iftar early this week (mum used oat) and ‘foul’, ‘falafel’ and ‘kufta’ a few days ago. It is easy to make ‘falafel’ but very expensive in KL’s Arab restaurants. And today mum is going to cook the bubur Arab!

  7. Oh…really. I must have been wrong there. Thousand apologies. Arabs traditional diet was never rice but only after they were introduced to eating it by other Middle Eastern and Asian people. From these people, including European, they introduced varieties of soft and watery like food many call porridge, humus, shorba, congee, kanji or bubur, etc. For example, you can have kanji or plain bubur nasi or bubur lambuk (with vegetable and meat) and bubur kacang (with sugar). What goes into it is a matter of one’s creativity. Cooking method is almost similar only ingredients that differ.

  8. Dear Uncle May 13,
    I wonder what are the Saudi Arabian traditional diet… I have tried the Saudi coffee which does not taste like coffee at all; but I love them anyway 🙂 And I guess those lovely and delicious sweet cakes and ‘snacks’ are not originated from Saudi Arabia too. We all love them especially those from Syria. With all those delicious sweet treats, tasty mutton dishes and the fruits and vegetables from the neighboring Mediterranean countries, I’m sure one can really put on weight living in Saudi Arabia… By the way mum said Jeddah is another ‘Windy City’ apart from the famous Windy City of Chicago!

  9. That Arabic coffee that you drank is probably qahwa. Spices and herbs are added to the brew to give the coffee its distinct taste and characteristics. The taste is a bit different than that of coffee, but as always it’s wonderful. You mum is right about Jeddah. Sometimes it is windy since the sea is nearby. During winter night, it is very cold if you hang around the beach. Chicago is even worst during winter if you don’t cover up your hand and head.

  10. Pingback: Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru Kak Sham « Karim’s Blog

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