This was a first for me~ fluffy roti kosong karing, with katam kari and kacang bendir.
The extras you see are what my brother had: ayam masak merah.
That should last me the day! But I’m not exactly a breakfast person, in fact I’m not a morning person at all.
So one day last week, a very rare occasion, I stumbled out of bed like a drunken baby hippo, all groggy but determined to face the day. Utterly unaccustomed to an early rise, the first light of day almost blinded me, but I was keen to get into the car to the kampung shop, and get the paper to read over breakfast.
This colourful surprise greeted me as I entered the shop.
Apparently villagers make these foods and send them to the shop, which gets a 20% cut from each sale, while the makers keep the remainder.
I was impressed by two things: The variety of food you get to buy for only $1; and the entrepreneurial spirit of the orang kampung, and this simple system of partnership, tolong-menolong.
So when my grandma told me to bangun awal supaya “berajiki”, she wasn’t wasn’t kidding.
Maybe I should get up early more often.