Once upon a time, when I was not so old yet, I remember that bowls with a picture of a cockerel imprinted on the outside were immensely popular. There were a number of varieties of that rooster, nevertheless it was unmistakeably an ayam jantan.
These rooster-decorated bowls could be found at almost every food stall in coffeeshops, markets, mobile carts, etc. I recall there were also a number of these in my old kampong home in Butterworth.
Why was this design so popular? I do not know. On the same note, why has its popularity waned in more modern times?
Perhaps, it is simply too old-school, or maybe it was a victim of some kind of anti-sexual-discrimination movement. Some plausible explanatory stories would be much welcomed.