A Day With Selangor Javanese Community at Banghuris Homestay, Teatime Picnic

It was about 3.30 pm when we’re finally done with taking photos at the bamboo farm in Banghuris Homestay. Everyone was famished after all the excitements. Fortunately for us, our ever so gracious host brought us to have tea, picnic style by the fishpond.

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The fishpond was located somewhere nearby the Banghuris Community Hall. There was a fishing competition going on that day in conjunction of the Nasi Ambeng Festival 2015, and participants can be spotted fishing from where we were sitting.

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It was scorching hot, and our host served us the perfect remedy to combat the heat; coconut juice, freshly plucked from the coconut trees in the vicinity of the Banghuris Homestay.

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The freshly plucked coconut was then paired with all time favourite kampung teatime delicacy: cucur udang, goreng pisang and ubi kayu rebus with a side of sweet and spicy sambal. Seriously speaking, this is one of the best teatime meal that I’ve had in a couple of months. I usually skip teatime as I’m usually still full from my heavy lunch meal; either that or it’s the usual English style cakes or sandwiches paired with mineral water at my working desk. It’s really been awhile since I enjoyed traditional goodies like this and boy, I surely miss the good old times where I sit with my grandmother at the verandah while having tea with traditional kuih like this.

I suppose my lifestyle has chanced to somewhat a fast paced lane, where everything is quite fast and modernized and looking more to the Western side of things.

I have forgotten the simple pleasure of just having traditional teatime such as this one and I sure am glad to be reminded about simplicity of life where you just sit by the fishing pond, and just enjoy your food and catching up with your companions. I enjoyed the little picnic by the fish pond and surely, I hope it will not be the last.

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