PASIR MAS,. ‘Akok Risda’, a type of akok (a popular delicacy in Kelantan) produced by a family here for the past 21 years, is in hot demand among Muslims for breaking of their fast during the month of Ramadan.
Norlidawatie Kamaruzaman, 27, who sells the delicacy made of flour, eggs, sugar and coconut milk, said it came to be known as Akok Risda because the shop is adjacent to the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) office in Pasir Mas.
“Our product is unique because we still maintain the traditional way of producing it, including cooking it over a charcoal fire and using a special recipe of my mother, Noorani Mat Junoh, 55,” she told Bernama.
The shop is located along Jalan Pasir Mas-Rantau Panjang in Kampung Gaung here, and is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm during Ramadan.
Norlidawatie said her parents began selling the delicacy in 1997 in front of their home, producing only 10 pieces a day, while today the family is able to produce up to 1,500 pieces per day, using 100 kg of flour and 3,000 eggs.
“The peak hours, when our customers begin lining up at our store, is after noon. We also accept ‘walk-in’ reservations, only during the month of Ramadan,” she said.
Norlidawatie said she also promotes the delicacy on social media to attract more customers.
She manages the business with her three siblings, and has two outlets, one here (Pasir Mas) and the other in Berek 12, Kota Baru. — Bernama