Saturday, September 7, 2013

Wheat Sweet Porridge (Bubur Gandum)


Assalamualaikum and hello my dear readers,

Just a simple dessert today. It is called Wheat Sweet Porridge (Bubur Gandum). Nothing fancy. It's tasty and filling. Good for dessert,afternoon tea or supper. The palm sugar can be substituted with brown or white sugar.

Here's the short video.Happy trying.

The recipe:
Wheat Sweet Porridge (Bubur Gandum)

1 cup wheat( boil until soft)
600 ml coconut milk
1 pandan leaf (screw pine leaf)
1 tsp salt
1 and half palm sugar (boil with 2 cups water.


1) Boil the palm sugar and let it cool.
2) Add the coconut milk, salt, screw pine leaf and wheat.
3) Bring to boil and serve.



The wheat sweet porridge reminds me of the porridge sellers in the bygone era. They were quite a regular sight during the pre war days till late 60's. The hawkers would carry one pot containing the wheat sweet porridge or green beans sweet porridge and a rattan basket containing bowls and spoons and assorted stuff like glutinous rice and bread,on a long pole balanced on their shoulders.Some customers would use their own container to take away but the fun was in squatting down by the road side beneath a tree enjoying a bowl of wheat or green beans sweet porridge with bread or glutinous rice added. Better still if there was a durian seller nearby. The durian would add oomph to the sweet porridge.


In those days most food were hawk in this manner; satay, mee, laksa, kuehs etc. Now the hawkers are moved into food courts in malls or a special side walk food stalls or squares. The laid back and slow pace way of life of Malaya and a younger Malaysia is gone.

Take care.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan

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  1. hmmm...yummy!
    i feel hungry...i better take my breakfast now hahaha!

  2. yummy! am gonna try this piece on weekend :-D have a nice day ahead!

  3. They used to sell food in a similar way here, but it was a long time ago now. They stopped when I was a little kid.

  4. I bet its yummy. I love foods with coconut milk, and this one is perfect for afternoon snacks for me. Thanks for the visit sis.


  5. hmmm! I can imagine the sweet taste and the aroma of bubur gandum as I was watching the video. Yummy! I wish I could cook like you. :)

  6. @reese
    Thank you reese for the visit and comment

  7. @jinky

    It's a simple humble porridge.Great for afternoon tea.
    Thanks for the visit

  8. @Ratty
    It's part of our heritage that is lost.People used to know what time of day it was just by the presence of the various hawkers.
    Thanks Ratty for the visit

  9. @A Woman's Note

    Ya so do I.Love food with coconut milk.

    A pleasure to visit you sis
    Thanks for dropping by

  10. @beyond rrr
    The aroma is good,palm sugar and pandan leaf combined...sweet indeed.

    Thanks for taking the time to visit me

  11. Assalamualaikum Umi,

    Wheat sweet Porridge and Green Beans Porridge, hmmm ... yummmy!

    About hawkers :
    I remember there was a hawkers place in the open air compound of one of the mall in P.J, they provide lots of foods.

  12. @Multibrand
    W/salam Harry

    I am sure Indonesian food though similar in some ways are also different in another and really awesome too.

    Ya somewhere around section 14 I think.I ate out very verty rarely so I am not sure if its still there. KL and PJ change so rapidly so hard to keep up where everything is :)
    I love to cook and thus don't really like eating out unless some special occasions.Ramadhan especially not eating out.

    Thank you Harry for visiting and leaving a comment.Take care.

  13. salam..
    bubur gandum..
    jiran sebelah rumah suka
    buat, dalam seminggu mahu
    sekali dia hantar juadah ni
    ke rumah saya..alhamdulillah
    rezeki berbuka, sedap..saya
    suka :)

  14. @zulkbo

    Rezeki murah tu Alhamdulillah

    Terima kasih sahabat sudi singgah

  15. hehehehe.reminisce with bubur gandum

    in our place. bubur gandum also a favorite breakfast menu

    nice post. syukron:)D

  16. @Wisata Murah
    Thank you for dropping by sahabat.Appreciate that very much

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    Thank you for the email address and ya I have added you on FB.Thanks.

    Why no advert.
    I blog to share and I love to share. Who knows later I will sell stuff from my own e-store InsyaAllah.

    Thanks for visiting and the comments.

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    terima kasih sudi singgah dan tinggalkan komentar.
    Selamat berpuasa

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