Bulan puasa datang lagi. Seperti biasa, hari kedua I dah terlajak sahur. Hee.. hee..! Nasib baik MrNordin tak pegi Johor this week. Kalau tidak, Nadim kena bersahur sorang2 with the maid. I haven’t changed, have I?
Nadira came home for a short break last weekend. It was good to see her again. She seemed to be having a good time there in Sg Petani ~ good friends, good food, good vibes, and we are just so happy that she’s enjoying herself. So on the first day of berbuka puasa, I had everyone in my family at the dining table. It was such a nice feeling...
On the second day, we broke our fast at a Thai restaurant in Pavillion with S and her family (S was MrsN#1 good friend). Third day berbuka at home and yesterday, we berbuka outside again (I felt like having a burger for berbuka, that’s why...)
Have you noticed how much hotels are charging customers for their Ramadhan buffet? It’s exorbitant! Even a 3-star hotel like Dorsett is charging RM75++. Most 5-star hotels are charging RM99++. The most expensive, I think, is Shangri-La @ RM128. Crazy! How much can you eat anyway during berbuka?
These days, the most I’d eat is just rice and one of two lauk for berbuka. Itupun dah kenyang. To eat something worth RM128 must be ridiculous. Ok, if you just go for the oysters, Japanese and all those expensive food stuff, maybe it’s worth it. But still, how much can you eat during fasting month?
If I brought my whole family that comprises 6 adults and 1 child to Shang for berbuka, the bill would probably cost me RM900 ! That’s a lot of money!
I haven’t been to any of the hotels Ramadhan buffet in a long time. The last time, I think, was about 4 years ago when Concorde was still charging RM55++ for the buffet. Now it’s RM82++.
Berbuka at home is so much nicer eventho’ it’s just a simple one or two lauk. Once in a while when we feel like having something different, we’ll pick a restaurant proper where we know the food is good and just order a-la-carte. It’s better that way. At least we don’t have to scramble for food with so many people.
Even at the Bazaar Ramadhan, harga makanan... masyaallah... punyalah mahal! The other day, Nadim bought 2 small tubs of caramel and it cost him RM1.25 each. RM1.25 each, people! And it’s not even nice. I would only pay 30 sen for it.
We all should boycott lah all these expensive stalls and eating places. Pakai main taruk saja harga! Kalau sedap, tak apa. Ini....... ?
I rest my case.