THOSE who have visited the Ramadan bazaar in Section 14, Petaling Jaya may have come across a satay stall of a different kind.
The stall, managed by a group of friends called Kita Kawan Mah, was selling its own version of satay, called “Moo-Hi-Baa Satay Tiga Rasa” (three-flavoured satay). Each stick came with a mix of chicken, beef and lamb.
“We know Malaysians love to eat and what better way to promote unity than through food,” said Alvin Teoh, a member of the group, which now has about 15 “friends”.
Kita Kawan Mah was initially a project started out to promote unity among Malaysians post-GE14, but its popularity has lasted longer than expected.
The group’s efforts to encourage racial unity is seen in every activity that it organises.
Those who did not eat beef could go for the “Satay Dua Rasa”, which consists of chicken and lamb.
Each stick was priced at 70sen, and those who came with friends of different races or nationality were entitled to a 20sen discount per stick.
“We were planning to do something during Ramadan and here we are selling satay. We sold about 500 sticks on our first day,” said Teoh.
Customers who came with friends of different races are also asked to pose for a photograph in front of the stall.
The Polaroid picture was then pasted on the group’s makeshift photo board, fondly referred to as “Hall of Race”.
Interestingly, the stall was only at the bazaar for two days. However, Teoh said they might consider making a comeback. — By CHRISTINA LOW