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( 4 ) KELATTE : JALAE ~ JALAE CARGHI MAKAE

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RAMADHAN SPECIAL :


Perhaps the sweetest way to further evoke your gastronomical pleasure in Kelantan, is through a visit to the state's Colek eatery.


Colek, ( pronounce : Chol laek ) is a unique Kelantanese snack which in general, comprises anything from battered seafood, fried / grilled chicken, fried spring roll, fish crackers, fish cakes, fried beancurd, boiled cockle, to even inner organs of bovine origin,
served together either with a very mildly spicy but sweet chilli sauce or palm sugar based gravy, either as a dip or to be poured on top.

While the basic idea probably the same, Kelantanese Colek is actually worlds apart from those Rojaks known in the West Coast, with the exceptional of Colek Buwoh, tropical fruit salad with mildly spicy and sweet dressing, which is much like the common Rojak Buah.

There is one eatery that is currently on my most preferred list.

This one located at Jalan Yaakubiah, a stone's throw away from Balai Islam Lundang,
is known to many as Colek Pokok Ceri, or Cherry Tree Colek. There is a big cherry tree by it hence the name.








The spot, though not big, is much favored by many and guess what, even Misha Omar was sighted enjoying her Colek here ! Honest ! I saw her myself last Ramadhan.
Here's what I found in the local paper days ago to prove my claim :




Source : " gitu... lah ! " - Niezam, muka 10, Ruangan Hiburan, Pancaindera ( Utusan Malaysia ) - Ahad, 24 Sept 2006.



..... and no, I am not making this up after having read that ! To Anip & Men, if you read this, I know you guys were there too. I'm defenceless here, just say something !
Emm ... well, on second thought, it's not really a big deal anyway ! ...

Okay, back to the Colek story.

Business hours ?
The eatery open at night, from 2100 hrs for 8 hours or so, but only for the whole month of Ramadhan, which means they only lighten up once a year.

So, if you are a first timer and wish to try this out,
dont wait till next month for the thrill or you have to wait for another year.
Take note that seats are very limited and if you are thinking of coming after 2200 hrs,
my advice would be, unless if you are willing to wait, go for the takeaway !
( if you are unfortunate enough, you even have to queue up for that )

For the note,
this same place also serves excellent Kelantanese Nasi Berlauk / Nasi Dagang on normal days ( morning only ) outside Ramadhan but closes from noon ( do click these images if you wish for more details about it ).

And no, I dont get free Colek from this post.





* NOTE :
Sorry for the gloomy pics, I am still with my old buddy. Looking forward for a new one but probably not in near future.



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