KOTA SAMARAHAN: A bubur (porridge) stall, located at Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) hawker centre here, is hogging the public’s attention every evening.
The stall is unlike any other stall because it sells eight types of bubur.
The stall owner, Mohamad Syafiq Iylia Jamadi, said he started the business with his mother back in late 2017 at Muara Tuang old ferry point with a capital of RM50.
“This business was initially run by my aunt and uncle who sold three types of bubur, namely bubur kacang hijau, bubur cendol and bubur lemantak.
“However, because they have other commitments, my mother and I decided to take over the business,” he said.
The 26-year-old added that his porridge business began to grow after they moved to MPKS hawker centre and started offering a variety of bubur at very reasonable prices.
Mohamad Syafiq’s stall also offers chicken porridge, bubur kacang merah, bubur beras hitam, bubur barli and bubur cha cha apart from the existing bubur kacang hijau, bubur cendol and bubur lemantak which are sold for as low as RM2 for a medium-sized container.
“All the bubur is made by my mother who is assisted by other family members.
“Operating from 3pm to 6pm every day, so far, we have sold about 300 containers of bubur on weekdays and more than 400 containers on weekends, with chicken porridge being the most popular.
“We also provide (bubur) catering services for various types of events,” said the resident of Kampung Tanjung Bundong here.
Mohamad Syafiq, who is also a student majoring in Chemical Engineering at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas), hopes that their business will be able to run as usual, especially when the country is battling with the Covid-19 pandemic.