Pasar Besar Wakaf Bharu @ Kelantan #2

13 02 2011

Every Friday, Wakaf Bharu becomes crowded as stalls are lined up along the street of the famous “Friday Market” near ‘Pasar Besar Wakaf Bharu’. Apart from the street market, the town is also well known for its morning market which is buzzing with activities during the day.

1. Fresh vegetables are sold in the morning market. Most of these vegetables are home grown by the sellers themselves at their kampung (village).

2. Stack of cucumbers sold at the market place. These cucumbers are free from pesticides as they are all homegrown.

3. A Malay woman was seen selling ‘Kacang Kuda Rebus’ or Boiled Chickpeas. These beans are soaked in the water overnight before being cooked in boiled water.

4. An unusual sight of fried red rice vermicelli at the market.

5. An old woman sitting behind heaps of fresh vegetables. The four-angled beans were tied with rubber band as can be seen in the picture.

6. ‘Mee rojak’ or rojak noodles were nicely packed and arranged on top of the metal tray for morning consumption. These noodles are accompanied with thick peanut sauce which is sweeter than the common rojak found elsewhere.

7. ‘Pulut pagi’ is a popular breakfast snack in Kelantan. These glutinous rice are cooked with brown sugar and is eaten with coconut flakes and boiled beans.

8. The thick stems of ‘Kai Lan’ or Chinese broccoli provide an interesting composition to shoot from top view. These vegetables are tied together with rubber bands.

9. Fresh vegetable salad with beautiful hues of green under natural light.

10. Another woman selling a variety of vegetables.

11. ‘Ketupat palas’ or glutinous rice wrapped in triangular shaped fan palm leaves is another unique offering only found in Kelantan. It is commonly eat with chicken or beef rendang.

12. Fresh gingers and other vegetables as sold in the market.

13. A combination of green and white chendol nicely packed in plastic bags.

14. A view of the bustling Wakaf Bharu morning market from afar.








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