Monday, August 30, 2010

Festival - Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar - Crossing the Sarikei River

Why did denizens of Sarikei cross the Sarikei River? To follow the food trail! This year the new location of the Ramadan Bazaar is at Kampung Seberang, next to the Malay hawker centre, instead of the traditional Jalan Kubu Lama, which caused traffic congestion over the last few years. Will the longer distance across the river deter the consumers?

All pictures by Desmond Chen.


Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Crowds trickled in


Let us start with appetisers.


Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
A satay for you thought - which meat do you prefer?


Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Buffalo wings - I think I can fly


For the main course, our specials today include several types of carbohydrates.


Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Laksa war - Sarawak vs Penang. The winner is obvious.


Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Oodles of noodles (mee goreng)


Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Nice rice


Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Flip your roti prata




For your protein, shall I recommend ....

Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Local prawns served on banana leaves

Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Something fishy's going on


For desserts, you will be spoiled for choice to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours...


Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
You pay peanuts, you'll get rojak salad with pungent prawn sauce.


Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Panggang - remove toothpicks at the ends and rice to the occasion


Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Fritters - banana or sweet potato? Life is full of tough decisions.

Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
I see rainbow in your jelly...what a wonderful world.

Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Kuih lapis - peel your cake


Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Chendol, ABC, red beans, ... drool


Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Biscuit cake - mission impossible to resist

Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Steamed pastries - you can have your cake and eat it too.

Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Pandan custard in a boat?



Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
And something to wash it all down ...




Sarikei Ramadan Bazaar 2010
Good luck - the crowd's here!!!



 
Why did denizens of Sarikei cross the Sarikei River? You tell us.

2 comments:

Daniel Yiek said...

Interestingly, based on the blog's statistics, the post that attracted the most views is the Tourism post titled Culture Vulture.

Click side bar on Tourism label or use Search box.

2nd ranked is Rentap and Sherip Masahor - likely from people who like history.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Must be very interesting to cross the Sarikei River....I love crossing rivers etc.

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