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Sugar cane juice remains Ramadhan bestseller

Lyna Mohamad

The Gerai Ramadhan, be it at Gadong Market or Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, is one of the activities local communities look forward to during the fasting month.

Stalls’ visitors will be spoilt for choice with a wide variety of food and drinks ranging from local delicacies to Asian cuisines and barbecued items.

An item particularly sought after is sugar cane juice, locally known as air tebu, that is extracted fresh from sugar canes using a juicer.

Dees Eatery, has been selling sugar cane juice for three years, has been well-received by the public this Ramadhan, and Ayumi Syahira binti Suhaili, who is a member of the family-run business said sugar cane juice is a bestseller, adding that some customers will go as far as to stand in queue to get their hands on freshly squeezed air tebu.

She said they usually run out of sugar cane juice by 4pm.

“We stay open until 6pm but sugar cane juice tend to be gone hours before sungkai,” she said.

Between 4pm and closing time, customers will have to make do with mango shake and other products, she added.

FROM LEFT: Two men working on the juicer; and a vendor pours fresh sugar cane juice into a bottle.
PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD
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