Every evening in Ternate, Indonesia, during Ramadan, the Muslims ‘buka puasa’ (break their fast) at 6:40pm. The time varies from place to place because it is dependent on the time of sunset. Indonesia has 3 time zones, so each time zone would buka puasa whenever the official time of sunset would be. This time zone is the first to buka puasa.
Breaking the fast is not a time to feast, it is about moderation. Breaking the fast is usually done with something light and sustaining.
Here in Ibu Esty’s house, they buka puasa with bubur (rice porridge) topped with a light vegetable soup. It is absolutely delicious. Some families break their fast with kelapa mudah and consequently along the side of the road are many sellers selling green coconuts with the rough outside husk trimmed off.
Which of these would you like to try?
Here is Bu Esty paying for the jajan. What hand is Bu Esty using to hand the money to the jajan seller? What hand is the jajan seller using to hand the jajan to Bu Esty? Is it their right hand or their left hand?
offer everything in your right hand, even if it means you give the money and then receive the jajan at the same time.