JAKARTA, Indonesia – In the bustling city of Jakarta, there’s a unique market which only opens during Ramadan. Crowds flock to the the market when Muslims break fast.
Benhill traditional market, known as “Bendungan Hilir” in Bahasa Indonesia, is located in Central Jakarta. About 70 stalls participate in the month-long food fair that takes during Islam’s holiest month.
At around 3pm daily, vendors start to prepare their food. Here, you can find snacks sold only during Ramadan, like, Kue Talam – a snack made of rice, tapioca flour and coconut milk.
Another must-try is Bubur Sumsum, or sweet rice flour porridge, which is served with coconut milk, in a crater of melted brown suger to create a smooth texture.
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