During the Ramadan season, many small business vendors will try to sell their food at the local markets known as the ‘Gerai Ramadan’. These markets are scattered all over the Sultanate, and in the Belait district, the most well-know market is located at the Tudung Saji Market, Kuala Belait. There are more vendors this time with over 100 stalls at the area.
The vendors set up their stalls as early as 1:30 PM and around 3 PM, visitors will make their way to the market for their ‘sungkai’ (Break-fast) needs. There are many varieties of food sold ranging from simple savoury finger foods like cucur to sweet desserts such as shaved ice.
We at Sutera made our way to the Gerai Ramadan Tudung Saji and picked out some of the unique dishes that can be found at the market place this year.
- Thai Glass noodles
The noodle is also known as Yum Woon Sen. It is one of the traditional food of Thailand and it is sold here in Brunei. The dish is made from bean thread noodles mixed with vegetables and condiments of your choice. It is far healthier than your usual fried noodles.
2. Murtabak Popia
The dish bread is made from popiah skins rather than the usual ‘murtabak’ bread. It is made with assortment of fillings such as beef,chicken and lamb.
Did you ever wondered what ‘lekor’ actually is? It’s a Terengganu style fish sausage – a popular choice too in Brunei. The Lekor cheese in Tudung Saji is mixed cheese sauce, giving it a different type of taste.
4.Juicy beef Burger Subs
A burger enlarged to a 6 -inch sub. It is made from homemade 6-inch patties filled with juicy beef or chicken mixed with cheese.
These are just some of the dishes that can be found at the Gerai Ramadan Tudung Saji. There are others such as chicken wings and kebab. So there are many choices for the customers to go and buy for breaking their fast during in this Ramadan season.