When Lubna from
Yummy Food asked me to join her Joy From Fasting to Feasting – VI, an event to celebrate holy month
of Ramadan by sharing our favorite recipe, Es
Timun (Iced Cucumber Drink) is all I have in mind, because it was my late
father’s fav. By the way, this is my 2nd time joining this event
after the 1st one in 2008. Es Timun has been an official drink for iftar in our
home since I was a kid. Like I said above, it was my father’s fav, but frankly
I did not like it back then because I hate cucumber. But things have changed
when my father was not around anymore, especially during Ramadan. I started to
like Es Timun and knew why it is his
(cucumber) as the main ingredient is a good source for vitamin B. It helps to
hydrate your body and replenishes daily vitamins. Cucumber has low calorie and
high water content that make it as an ideal diet for people who are looking for
to be in Indonesia this Ramadan as it is summer now in Germany, and it takes
around 19 hours from sahur to iftar there. Though in Jakarta the fasting time is
shorter, but the hot and humid weather in Jakarta make your body needs to be re-hydrated, so having Es Timun to
break your fasting is very good and so refreshing.
and her blog’s readers. I hope you will understand why my father loved it very
- 6 medium sized cucumbers, peeled, shaved and set aside (you can discard
the seed if you like)
- 600ml water
- 4 tbsp granulated sugar (you can adjust the amount according to your
- 1 pandan leaf
- Ice cubes as needed
- Bring water, sugar and pandan leaf to a boil until sugar dissolved over
medium heat. Remove from the heat and cool down at room temperature.
- Add cucumber shaved and ice cubes in a glass, pour into simple syrup and
I hope you will enjoy your Es Timun and much as I do.
Thank you Sefa for being part of this Joy From Fasting To Feasting – VI.