Kebab Kungfu packs a punch


Mohd Ashraf Hashim,22, from Taman Impin, Kota Sarang Semut proudly showed a few pieces of the Kebab Muslim which is famous for its name Kebab Kungfu and Kebab Jackie at his ramadan bazaar stall at Taman Wira Mergong, Alor Setar, Kedah yesterday.He is the loyal fan of kungfu actor Jackie Chan since he was in schooling until present day.He watched most of Jackie Chan kungfu movies from the traditional background to the modern background such as Rush Hour, Karate Kid, Police Stories and many more.He put up the banner with picture of Jackie Chan holding a plate of his Kebab Muslim two years ago.He also put a quote by Jackie Chan,Now you know, why i am so energitic,Now almost everyone at the Taman Wira Mergongs Ramadan Bazaar called his kebab as Kebab Kungfu and Kebab Jackie.However, he dont know any kungfu.He said,If Jackie Chan came to know of my kungfu kebab or Kebab Jackie and visited my stall, i will make a very special piece of Kebab Jackie for him,Dream of meet

A RAMADAN bazaar trader in Alor Setar is enjoying roaring business, thanks to Jackie Chan.

No, the Hong Kong superstar has not been to Mohd Ashraf Hashim’s kebab stall at the Taman Wira Mergong Ramadan bazaar nor has he endorsed the product.

He is featured in the promotional banner put up at the stall by Ashraf.

The move has paid off for Ashraf as his kebabs are well-received and have become famous to the extent that the locals are calling them ‘Kebab Kungfu’ and ‘Kebab Jackie’.

“If you ask for ‘Kebab Kungfu’, traders at the bazaar will direct you to my stall,” said Ashraf, who first put up the banner during the Ramadan bazaar last year.

Ashraf, 22, has been a fan of Chan since his schooldays and decided to put up the banner featuring the superstar as he wanted to make his kebabs famous.

“He is my idol. I like to watch him in action in his movies and I also like his jokes,” said Ashraf.

“I have watched all the Jackie Chan movies from the traditional kungfu ones to those with modern themes such as ‘Rush Hour’ and ‘Police Story’.

“For me, he is the best actor in action movies,” he said.

Ashraf said if Chan were to come to know about his kebabs and visit his stall, he would make him a “very special piece” of Kebab Jackie.

He, however, felt that his dream of meeting his idol would remain distant.

Ashraf’s idolising of Chan has led to many people asking him if he knew kungfu.

“I told them no,” said the trader who sells his kebabs at RM3 each.

His stall is open from 4pm to 7.15pm.

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