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Looking forward to Ramadhan treats

Aqilah Rahman

After a long day of fasting, it’s only natural to look forward to breaking the fast especially with our loved ones. Whether you’re looking for a quick takeout or a buffet, there are plenty of choices in Brunei that you can treat yourself to if you don’t feel like cooking at home.

During Ramadhan, you can expect to see a number of food stalls up and running a few hours before it’s time for sungkai, offering a wide range of freshly cooked street food to satisfy your cravings. Follow the waft of smoke and there will be plenty of all-time favorites such as cucur pisang, roti john and grilled chicken skewers. Make sure to set enough time if you’re planning to look around so you can get home in time for sungkai.

If you’re in the mood for a buffet, look out for the hotels and restaurants offering special Ramadhan deals on social media. Some of them might offer different menus depending on the day so it’s a good idea to check in advance. Once you’ve decided on the menu, make a reservation and arrive early so you can find yourself a parking spot at ease.

When it’s time for sungkai, it’s easy to overestimate our appetite especially after an entire day of not eating and drinking. If you’re breaking the fast at a restaurant you’ve never been to, start off with a small portion of various food choices. Chances are, only some of them would make you want to go for seconds. Keep your portion size reasonable, eat slowly and avoid wasting food. Similarly, avoid buying too much food.

The public should also practice social distancing at all times in accordance with the Ministry of Health guidelines.

A man grilling satay. PHOTO: MOHD FIKRI BIN HAJI SALLEH
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