Rooster Rice Bowl

Last weekend, I was back to hubby’s hometown in Pontian Kechil. It was a small town situated in Johore which is about 3.5 hours drive from the heart of Kuala Lumpur or 1 hour drive from Singapore.This quiet town has rows of wooden shoplots along the busy main road and I’ve never set foot in them before mainly cos they don’t look appealing from the outside and since I prefer to shop at Jaya Jusco, Tesco, Giant an air-conditioned place.

Since I’m on a mission this time to look for something… rather ancient, I think I’ve choose the right place to go.

“Do you sell rooster rice bowl here?”

“Ah, yes!”

Clad in only white netting singlet, sight of this fashion type of elderly man are seen at most chinese coffeeshop there. Take a look at his background. I wonder how he even managed to rumage thru his stuff or remember where he place those stuff. To me, they looks like a heap of rubbish with dust and spiderweb on them. He bent down under one of the shelf and pull this out.

雄鸡饭碗 – Rooster Rice Bowl

The original bowl is hand painted one by one. Hence, you may see that every rooster is different from each other.

Since the bowl was hand-moulded by man manually, the shape differ from each other and can’t be stacked neatly. I would called that an art!

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  1. athena said,

    August 21, 2006 @ 5:18 pm

    tat ah pak ada tanya, why u take his pic?? hehehe…nice bowls!

  2. sila said,

    August 21, 2006 @ 9:24 pm

    cool bowls – very retro 😀

  3. ront said,

    August 21, 2006 @ 10:00 pm

    and how much damage did that do to your wallet?

  4. laymank said,

    August 21, 2006 @ 10:09 pm

    Why the rooster bowl leh?

  5. JC said,

    August 21, 2006 @ 11:22 pm

    Why rooster bowls? Any significance?

  6. J said,

    August 21, 2006 @ 11:37 pm

    my mother like to put as decoration i dunno why..

  7. Simple American said,

    August 22, 2006 @ 6:23 am

    I would call them beautiful. Pretty cute. Are you a rooster?

  8. MLNS said,

    August 22, 2006 @ 8:46 am

    I’ve seen those before but did not know it was hand made & hand painted. Btw, whatcha doing with them?

  9. pablopabla said,

    August 22, 2006 @ 9:28 am

    Cooking noodles, kah?

  10. Hijackqueen said,

    August 22, 2006 @ 9:34 am

    Those are ceramic bowls used during my grandparents day. I’m buying them to eat rice in it whenever I cook BKT! Few years down the road, these bowls can be considered as antique and they might not even sell them anymore when more ppl opt for Ikea bowl:!: Currently these bowls are still cheaper than my Levi’s jeans. So can afford la. And no. I’m a rabbit. Hubby is rooster 🙂 .

  11. ghostie said,

    August 22, 2006 @ 11:06 am

    i still have a few at my house, and my mother in law just loved to use it when feeding the little rascal porridge ……..

    kinda of cute…

  12. the Razzler said,

    August 22, 2006 @ 12:05 pm

    Pontian Kecil … nice place with nice food. Once attend a dinner there .. really fresh fish. Fantastic !! Have you been to Tampoi for the Ah Hock Bak-Kut-Teh ? .. so far the best in Johore, Singapore .. & some say Batam … hehe

  13. dragoncity said,

    August 22, 2006 @ 9:58 pm

    those bowl remind me of my primary school canteen curry rice bowl…hehe ^_^

  14. wei said,

    August 22, 2006 @ 11:46 pm

    hey hjq, nice pictures..i like!

  15. Hijack Queen » Ketchup Wantan Mee said,

    August 23, 2006 @ 11:01 am

    […] Read on some goodies from Pontian Kechil here.  […]

  16. Lil said,

    August 28, 2006 @ 6:00 am

    oh… i remember those bowls! not sure though if we still have some at home…

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