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Have You Tried Murtabak Malindo?

By Alias Puteh

KULIM (Kedah), July 15 (Bernama) -- Trader Khairil Anuar Ahmad has come up with a unique 'murtabak' - with a blend of Malaysian and Indonesian recipes.

And he has aptly called it Murtabak Malindo! (Malaysia-Indonesia).

Khairil Anuar, 46, said he is able to sell up to 600 pieces of the murtabak at the Bazaar Ramadan in Taman Selasih in Kulim. One piece goes for RM2.50.

The experience he gained as a kitchen helper at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Resort in Kuala Lumpur in the 1980s has come in handy indeed.

It has enabled him to produce his variety of murtabak over the past 17 years, he says.

"Generally, the murtabak sold in Malaysia is spicy because of the Indian influence, but the Indonesian flavour is sweet. I have combined the two flavours," he told BERNAMA.

Khairil Anuar, who hails from Sik, sells the murtabak with the help of his wife, Saadah Abdul Hamid, 28.

"I use some 10 kg of beef daily. The murtabak mix is prepared by a machine which I had bought for RM1,900. This makes it easier for me," he said.

He said the special recipe had helped him earn a better income at the Bazaar Ramadan every year.

"At the usual night markets, I am able to sell between 200 and 300 pieces of murtabak a day. However, at the Bazaar Ramadan, I can sell between 500 and 600 pieces," he said.

Khairil Anuar is ambitious. He wants to produce frozen Murtabak Malindo to market to the whole country, most probably very soon.

--BERNAMA




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