E-bazaars packed with goodies

  • Food News
  • Friday, 01 May 2020

A screen grab from the Bazar Ramadan Online Kampong Melayu Air Itam 2020 Facebook page showing Italian delights.

MANY traders in Penang have started offering a wide variety of Ramadan delicacies online.

Various groups formed on social media are posting pictures of scrumptious dishes that have attracted likes and support from the local community.

Bob Hafiz Fauzi, 36, who used to run a western food stall at a coffee shop in Bayan Baru, now promotes his food online and offers delivery services to certain areas.

“Although my business is down by 50%, it is okay as I now work at my own pace and there is less pressure.

“I am lucky I have the facilities to cook and store supplies at home, ” he said.

Nurul Nor Ashikin Nasarudin, 36, from Kuala Lumpur, came over to Penang to visit her mother before the MCO and is making good use of her time.

“My husband and I came to visit my mother for a few weeks and ended up being stuck here.

“With the MCO now extended to May 12, it is only wise to do something with our time.

“My husband is a businessman and I bake from home in Kuala Lumpur.

“So we decided that for Ramadan this year, we would cook meals like butter rice and chicken chop and promote them via Ramadan bazaar portals.

“I cook and my husband delivers the food.

“People have been supportive but I have to limit orders to 50 packets per day, ” she said.

Nurul Nor Ashikin said she offered free delivery in certain areas and required orders to be made early to prepare for the day.

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