Makati City- The Embassy of Malaysia, in the spirit of the holy month of
Ramadan and in line with the celebrations of the 60th year of bilateral relations between
Malaysia and the Philippines, cooked up a storm and introduced the local community to
‘Bubur Lambuk’. The program is in collaboration with Persatuan Wanita Kementerian Luar Negeri Manila, Filipina/PERWAKILAN Manila   (The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ladies Association Manila, Philippines), Berjaya Hotel Makati and Maybank Philippines this March 18, 2024.
The Embassy Chef, Ammar Syafiq Ayob, prepared the dish at the Rumah Malaysia/ Ambassador Residence
together with the  home staff and spouses of the Embassy as well as kitchen personnel of
Berjaya Hotel Makati. Personally Packs of Bubur Lambuk prepared by the Embassy of Malaysia, PERWAKILAN Manila, and Berjaya Hotel Makati.

Bubur Lambuk is a hearty porridge made with  basmati rice, meat, spices, and various
vegetables, and is often distributed to the public during Ramadan as part of Sadaqah or voluntary charity. The recipe includes a variety of spices such as cinnamon, star anise, and cardamom, giving the porridge a
warm,  aroma fragrant. The dish may also be made with chicken, beef, or lamb,
depending on personal preference. Compared to Filipino dishes such as porridge or “lugaw ” , it’s called arroz caldo if porridge with chicken, which is porridge with beef called goto, some porridge or in local Filipino a lugaw with yellow version because of add on turmeric.

The Embassy is honoured to distribute the Bubur Lambuk with President Ferdinand Romualdez  “
BongBong”  Marcos Jr., Cabinet Secretaries, Senators, Congressmen,  Philippine Local Government
Officials, Media other Dignitaries and friends of Malaysia.

His Excellency Ambassador of Malaysia to the Philippines, Dato Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino
hopes that this initiative will not only promote cultural exchange but also provide an
opportunity for people to come together and enjoy a delicious meal. To be able to share
Malaysian traditional cuisine with the local community is also a wonderful way to
celebrate the essence of Ramadan, the spirit of togetherness and share our cultural
heritage with others which encapsulates the Embassy’s aim of Bubur Lambuk

The Embassy of Malaysia is dedicated to promoting cultural exchange and
strengthening diplomatic relations between the Philippines and the host country. Through
various initiatives and events, the Embassy strives to foster mutual understanding and
respect between different cultures added by the Muslim Ambassador.

Present are Mr. Azhar Mahmood of Berjaya Hotel Makati, Ambassador Abdul Malik
Melvin Castelino, Mrs. Siti Sadiah Binti Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, Headed of PERWAKILAN
Manila, and Mrs. Nurriha Ahmad and Ms. Nadhirah Mohammad Zanudin of the
Embassy of Malaysia giving packs of Bubur Lambuk to members of the media
present  at the Ambassador’s Residence that cover and witnessed the preparation
and cooking of Bubur Lambuk. 

Ambassador Melvin led the cooking and gave the finishing touches to the packed Bubur Lambuk. Full force in preparation of Bubur Lambuk Mrs. Nurriha Ahmad, Counsellor/ Head of Chancery; Mr. Amaluzzaman Mohd Asarani, Minister; Mrs. Intan Zalani, Trade Attaché; Mr. Mohd. Fareed Zakaria, Deputy Chief of Mission/ Charge’ d’ Affaires; Ms. Nadhirah Mohammad

Zanudin,Counsellor; Mrs Hazlina Mohammed Hatta, Counsellor; Mr. Shukri Ahmad, Counsellor; Col. Ahmad Jafri Ahmad Zulyadai, Defence Attache’; Yazlina Azlin Yahya,Tourism Attache;  Mr Adhwa Azmil, Assistant Trade Commissioner; Supt. Norazman Hassan Basari, Police Attache’ and Mrs Ernie Zuraida Abdul, Executive Assistant.