September 09, 2008

It's the tastiest time of the year...

Every year during the month of Ramadan, “Ramadan Markets” spring up everywhere.
Ramadan is the month when Muslims worldwide fast from sun-up to sun-down.
The markets are there so folks can go and get food that’s ready to eat when the “bell” goes off at sunset. The normal dinnertime here is around 8:30 or 9pm which is after the last of the 5 prayers of the day. But during Ramadan people eat before the 4th prayer of the day around 7:20…so they’re schedules are a bit different. It’s much easier to just buy food…added to that is you don’t have to smell or be tempted by the food you’re cooking! So as soon as the time is marked you dig in. The food at the Ramadan Markets is good, there’s a big variety, and best of all it’s cheap.
It smells soooo good! Like a wonderful mix of barbeque and the fried food section at a county fair.
You can get sweets, barbequed meats (no pork!), drinks, fried breads, kebabs, and noodle dishes.This is a local thing… the sweet juice is squeezed right out of the sugar cane. We tried it…waaaay too sweet!Isaac has had a fun time looking at all the people and just taking it all in... after he woke up that is...

6 comments:

grandmama and Grandaddy said...

You guys are definately the cutes family at the market!

Cara said...

WOW! He is getting SO big...can't wait to meet him...

Roberts said...

I love the second to last picture of him. He seems to really be taking it in!
That reminds me of the yummy market food in Thailand. Is it similar?

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Looks like a lot of fun!
That cane juice is crazy! We tried some when we first lived in South Asia and it made us really sick (they use unfiltered water with it here)...
Great pics!

effe03 said...

Oh, I so totally know how you feel now about my children!! I'm might ingest him whole right there on the spot the next time I see him!! I LOVE my nephew!!!

Kelsey said...

awwwww, so cute! yeah, at the festival last jan, i tried some of that juice. im not a fan either!