Kampung Baru bubur lambuk makes a return this Ramadan


After a one-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the Kampung Baru bubur lambuk prepared by the Kampung Baru Masjid Jamek mosque will be distributed again this year, following SOP from the government. Filepic: AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

Fans of the Kampung Baru bubur lambuk or savoury porridge will be able to enjoy the delicious dish this year as the annual tradition of serving the treat (which dates back more than 100 years) resumes this Ramadan.

The annual tradition of distributing bubur lambuk by the Kampung Baru Jamek Mosque was halted last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

But Mosque chairman Datuk Mohd Khay Ibrahim said the National Security Council (MKN) has approved the programme of preparing, cooking and distributing bubur lambuk for the public this year.

"This time, we will be distribute based on the guidelines issued in a circular from Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) which still does not allow the breaking of fast at the mosque, ” he told Bernama.

He said this year, the mosque would be spending more than RM200,000 collected from the people to provide the delicious treat.

"We will cook a minimum of 15 pots daily during Ramadan which would be carried out in community spirit involving about 30 mosque congregants.

"Usually, from one pot of porridge, we can provide up to 190 packets of bubur lambuk and we will be using 15kg of rice, six kilos of beef, six kilos of santan one kilo of dried prawns as well as a mixture of spices, ” he said.

On the recipe for the porridge of Kampung Baru, Mohd Khay said there is no secret recipe involved.

"We have been using the recipe which was passed down over generations and we do not use any secret ingredient and neither do we add or reduce the spices. Maybe it is blessing of giving alms by the people which made it so delicious ” he said.

At the same time, Mohd Khay is also confident the community will comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) during the distribution of bubur lambuk.

"We do not see the SOP as a burden as it has been practised by the community in the past one year.

"Apart from queuing in the mosque compound, maybe we will use a drive-through approach according to the situation, ” he said. - Bernama

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