Cultural identity of Malay Bugis: a reflection in traditional food practices/ Norsyahidatun Naim Misran ... [et al.]

Naim Misran, Norsyahidatun and Md.Sharif, Mohd Shazali and Akbarruddin, Mohd Noor Azmin and Saad, Mazni and Muhamed Yusoff, Abdullah (2022) Cultural identity of Malay Bugis: a reflection in traditional food practices/ Norsyahidatun Naim Misran ... [et al.]. Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, 14 (1). pp. 140-163. ISSN 1985-8914 ; 2590-3837

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Buginese or Bugis traditional food is one of the most valuable cultural heritages to ensure the continuity of traditional food among the younger generations to avoid it vanishing over time. The practise of traditional food brings nostalgia and evokes one's memories that are close to their heart. It symbolised one's identity and culture, which cannot be replaced with anything today. The traditional food practises are always associated with the cultural occasions held in the community since the usage of ingredients is commonly based on their availability in the surrounding area. However, the main problem observed among the Malay Bugis was that these practises faded due to the size of the population and technologies. Based on the interviews conducted, Bugis' traditional food practises among the youths are thematically analysed by examining their level of understanding of Bugis' traditional food and the factors that contributed to their practise pattern. It shows that the neglect of Bugis' traditional food practises has slowly taken place among the youths, but it does not encompass all aspects of the practice. The study results successfully explain the phenomenon and the researchers are hopeful that they can contribute to the development of traditional food literature, particularly in other sub-ethnic groups in Malaysia.


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Naim Misran, Norsyahidatun
Md.Sharif, Mohd Shazali
Akbarruddin, Mohd Noor Azmin
Saad, Mazni
Muhamed Yusoff, Abdullah
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > Cooking
T Technology > TX Home economics > Hospitality industry. Hotels, clubs, restaurants, etc. Food service
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts (JTHCA)
ISSN: 1985-8914 ; 2590-3837
Volume: 14
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 140-163
Keywords: Traditional food, food practices, cultural identity, ethnics’ traditional food, Bugis traditional food
Date: May 2022
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