For two weeks, Muslims around the world have been fasting. This year feels quite different because some moments of fasting can not be celebrated in a group due to the corona virus pandemic that attacks many people in various countries. Nevertheless do not let the spirit of fasting instead decreases, yeah.
Talking about the fasting month, food is one of the most fun things to discuss. There are a lot of breaking fast meals which are always required to be present to accompany when breaking fast arrives. This time, the AIYA National team has summarized various types of Indonesian and Australian fasting menu from various sources. Let’s see:
In the first position there is a kolak, the popular food and is most often found during the fasting month. However kolak can also be eaten on weekdays. Foods with a distinctive sweet taste of Indonesia are generally made from coconut milk, palm sugar, bananas or cassava which is boiled together. But there are also many other types of compote that you can find ranging from green banana variants, pumpkin, purple sweet potato and even apples.
Sweet and fresh. Two words that immediately remembered when I heard the name of this food. Fruit ice is one of the popular iftar menus and is easiest to find when the fasting month arrives. Consisting of various pieces of fruit, grass jelly, jelly, a splash of sweet syrup and sweetened condensed milk adds to the freshness of this menu. Some fruit ice menus are added with nuts and pieces of white bread. In addition to fruit ice, there are actually coconut ice, mixed ice, green banana ice and red bean ice, which are usually used as iftar menus. Very interesting, right?
Gorengan of all types and shapes is definitely included in the list of breaking fast most easily found. Supposing, fried food is a booster food as well as a first aid menu to treat hunger. Various types of fried foods ranging from tempeh and fried tofu, fried bananas, fried cassava, risoles to vegetable bakwan. As a popular food and easy to find, fried foods run out quickly. Couldn’t agree more, right?
After we saw the top three iftar foods that are the easiest to find and are the hallmarks of breaking fast in Indonesia, now it’s time to look at three iftar menus in Australia:
Gray Rice (Nasi Kerabu)
This Malaysian food is one of the famous iftar menus in Australia. Consists of mixed rice with several types of meat, vegetables and noodles. Well, what’s interesting about this food is the blue rice display. This menu is usually served at certain moments. Hm, is it really suitable with the moment of the fasting month?
Reporting from kompas.com fattoush is one of the iftar foods that are usually present when the fasting month arrives. Food originating from Lebanon is usually presented by Australians keturuna Lebanese when breaking the fast. These foods are usually not cut too smooth like tabouli. While Lebanese bread that has been subscribed is sprinkled as a bulgur substitute toping. In addition, fattoush in Australia will be added to pomegranate, olive oil and a little salt. You can imagine how it feels right?
Reporting from liputan6.com Together with curry and samosas, pakora is an appetizing addition. There are many ways to make it, but the most common recipe is a combination of finely chopped vegetables, such as cabbage, eggplant, cabbage, onion, cucumber, or spinach. Suki Sadik, a 666 ABC Canberra producer, said that since a few years had passed making Ramadan easy for him. Snacks like pakora are served along with heavier curries. “The dish is the perfect type of carbohydrate because it is deep fried and if it is cooked perfectly, it is like a soft version of tempura,” he said.
Well, that’s food from Indonesia and Australia which is usually served as an iftar menu when the month of Ramadan arrives. Although quite different, but all these food menus are very tempting right? So, are you #timIndonesia or #timAustralia? Happy fasting for those who celebrate it! Semangat.