Ramadan is the ninth and holiest month of the Islamic lunar calendar. During the month of Ramadan, everyone knows that the Muslims will fast for the entire month.
However for the non-Muslims, it also means it’s that time of the year where they can indulge in wide array of Malay delicacies from the Ramadan bazaar that have popped up all over Klang Valley.
- Wangsa Maju
Located along the street leading to Aeon Wangsa Maju and accessible from the attached overhead bridge at Wangsa Maju LRT station, this bazaar is quite large and seemingly endless so be in the mood for lots of exploring!
Most of the stalls here sell more or less the same items so it’s hard to figure out which you should choose. Surveying the stalls in terms of food preparation and technique should help, and try not to settle for the first stall you see because chances are, there’ll be another selling the same. Here are some stalls we like… 😉
Must eat in Wangsa Maju Bazaar
You can choose either chicken or beef at the cost of RM4.50 and be prepared for a long queue! Murtabak Maggi basically is a type of omelette that is mixed with Maggi mee and meat then wrapped up with a thin dough and fried. Who doesn’t love Maggi and fried food!? YUM!
- Setapak/ Danau Kota
It is located along Jalan Taman Ibu Kota, which is lined with commercial properties. Danau Setapak is one of the most happening areas of Kuala Lumpur.
Before the month on Ramadan, Danau Setapak has its own bazaar; which is like pasar malam, held every night. This is the right place to make some cheap and exciting purchases. Many of these night markets and bazaars stay open till midnight, so bargaining is a must on any items that one may want to buy.
Must eat in Danau Kota Bazaar.
The best popiah basah in town! Each pack consists of four popiah rolls and costs RM5 only.We can imagine the taste right now – rich dried prawn flavor blended into a special sauce. People go crazy for this local favorite, joining insanely long queues just to get their fix.
The popiah comes with sliced turnip, dried shrimp and bean sprouts, wrapped up with delicate popiah skin that has been layered with homemade sweet and spicy chilly sauce.
Taman Melawati bazaar is located at Melawati Square, between Jalan Bandar and Jalan Bandar 3. Expect a seafood haven! The place is a little bit on the packed side but there is a certain fun in navigating between hordes of people and stalls in those busy walkways.
Taman Melawati is pretty much synonymous with families, in fact, some local celebrities and personalities family members join in the fun and set up stalls in the bazaars during Ramadan.
Must eat in Melawati Bazaar.
This famous tauhu bakar is specially made and grilled freshly in front of their customer. It is based on a fiercely guarded original recipe and the vendors believe that their tauhu bakar differs from others in terms of quality, texture, sauce and most importantly, the taste. It is certainly a must-have.
The tofu is specially cooked to attain the right texture in order to mix well with the sauce and other ingredients. The sauce recipe has been inherited, passed down from family members for generations and over time; the sauce has been revamped over and over again to achieve that sensational taste that everyone loves.
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