Ramadan, the holy month of Muslims for fasting from Sunrise to Sunset. During this time, muslims fast without food and water. As a result, the breaking of the fast after sunset is an important occasion. Breaking of a fast is special, non-muslims are invited to break the fast. I happened to get my first invite back in 2012 when I was working in Jeddah, it was a company invite at Uptown Restaurant. There is so much joy and sharing while breaking the fast. I exactly don’t remember the menu. All is can recall is, I was damn hungry and everything tasted good. I take this as an experience to understand a culture! A lot of restaurants offer Iftar (breaking of the fast) with variety of cuisines to choose from. The streets are colourful with flashy lights, malls and stores open till 3 in the morning, people in search of Ramadan sales, late night traffic, empty roads in the morning. Well, these describes the drastic changes that happen in a month! It’s magic. While muslims enjoy less working hours and less work during Ramadan, most would go home early to prepare themselves and join family members to break the fast. This year again I get invited to break the fast with my colleagues at Semsom Restaurant! Well, I am not much of a foodie man! I never bother what ingredients or spices they use! I just followed the basic rules of eating by keeping a napkin on my lap, a spoon in hand and enjoyed the meal.
Wishing all you Happy Ramadan.
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