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“We hope to make them smile” IG Business Gives Free Kuih Bongkol To Homesick Sarawakian


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Kudos to businesses trying to put a smile on their customer’s faces!

It’s been a year since countless Malaysians have not been able to go back to their respective hometowns. Despite the overwhelming feeling of homesickness, many have also realised that it’s not safe to go back home now given the fluctuating number of cases.

For everyone who’s living away from their home, something they probably miss is homecooked food made with love. Moris who hails from Kuching has been living in Kuala Lumpur for the past 12 years. During her time in KL, she’s had her eye out for a Sarawak delicacy called kuih bongkol ( a dessert made from coconut milk and gula apong). After a few fruitless searches, she chanced upon a business on Instagram, @dapomakkamek (My mother’s kitchen) that specialises in Kuih Bongkol and Mee Belacan.

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Free kuih, kind hearts

Moris reached out to the restaurant via Instagram and requested a minimum order amount since she lives alone and wanted to taste the dish for Eid. The business owner politely replied saying that the delivery cost will come up to RM12 thus Moris decided to put her cravings on hold for a while and wait for a few of her friends who would also want the kuih and would share the delivery fees.

“After a while, to my surprise, they texted me back and said they will give me the kuih for free as they understand how some people just want to try the kuih from their kampung but just can’t afford it.”

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“We know how much they miss home”

The owner asked Moris how many sets of kuih she wanted, to which Moris replied that she would only want about two sets but she’s unsure if her friends would also like some.

“I can send you the kuih first and you can pay me once you have the money. I feel pity seeing some unable to have the kuih. I’m not really looking for profits, just want people to taste the kuih.”

Speaking to WORLD OF BUZZ, Moris was touched and shocked when the seller made such a generous offer to her as the delivery fees were more than the price of the food itself. She added that the seller had such a sweet nature and offered their goods in such a way that Moris didn’t feel belittled.

Moris said she would like to extend her gratitude towards the seller for caring about how she has been surviving the pandemic and made sure she felt closer to her home. We reached out to Dapo Mak Kamek who said they are aware of how difficult is it to find kuih bongkol in West Malaysia thus they decided to start selling the kuih in hopes of curing some cravings that Sarawakians in KL will have for the delicious delicacy, and, for others here to try it too if they haven’t!

“We decided to give Moris the kuih for free because we understand that it’s a difficult time for everyone out there, and hopefully our kuih bongkol can make them smile even when times are tough!”

If you would like to try some delicious kuih bongkol, make sure to visit Dapo Mak Kamek’s Instagram page and place your order now! Wholesome businesses like theirs definitely deserve all your love and support right now.


Also read: #KempenBenderaPutih: Biryani Burrito Vendor Wants To Collaborate With NGOs To Feed Hungry M’sians

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