August 1, 2011

let the FASTing begin!

Ramadhan month is here again~ ... which means; yes.. fasting for the muslims begin; but on a brighter note; Hari RAYa is around the corner! YAY!!
There are plenty of things I love about Ramadhan month, most of them are available at ramadhan food bazaars! haha living in Malaysia is awesome! Growing up in a very diverse group of peers; I had the opportunity of learning and understanding different religions and cultures from a young age. I used to feel sad for them at recess break during school lunch periods.. aww... they don't get to eat!! :( haha but 10 years later; I get it now; I get why Muslims take such pride in their puasa (fasting). Inspires me to want to fast too! :)
Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection and worship. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam and to avoid obscene and irreligious sights and sounds. During fasting intercourse is prohibited as well as eating and drinking, one is also encouraged to resist all temptations while you are fasting. Purity of both thoughts and actions is important. The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the inner soul and free it from harm. It also teaches Muslims to practice self-discipline, self-control sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate; thus encouraging actions of generosity and charity. (wikipedia)
There often would be a spread of food for the family and sugary treats after evening prayers at dusk. The "buka puasa" meal begins with the eating of a date, which is also a cultural habit for Muslims around the world.

I decided it would be a nice idea to plate together several Delectable items from our shelves and have them available as Ramadhan tasting platters for a family of 3-4 consisting of dates, an assortment of dried fruits, moist and spongey date and walnut parcels, caramelized cashews with a tiny hint of sea salt, chocolate covered gold cup cookies and a jar of tasty tasty pineapple tarts to get the Raya season started! hehe
The sets sell for RM68 in store on shelf. We've got limited sets available daily in both stores; so it'll be a good idea to call us in advance to reserve them. The beautiful Delectable yellow tray at the base is a freebie from us too! What better way to have dessert with the family.. Hmm.. :)
Happy Ramadhan all!! I'm out to find me some good rendang at the bazaar!

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Extreme Power said...

so nice. my tooth dropping out already. lol.

Anonymous said...

The plate is so it porcelain or stoneware..thanks!

graceclaudia said...

wee!! can't wait to visit u during raya!! hope dat ur shop will open during raya
lots of <3

Curious Cook said...

Ramzan is the month when somehow I seem to maintain my weight just should write more about the yummy treats that awaits those who take the fast..

canteen school said...

Happy Ramadhan all!!

Nice Post, the pictures you post are so beautiful! Ramadan

Gopika Ram said...

Wow.. thats so pretty :D