Roti Arab sold with curry
Yesterday marked the first day of fasting for the Muslims and as usual I hit the Ramadan Bazaar to check out the wide array of food. Since I was within the area, I ended up at the Kelana Jaya one. It was packed with people who were eager to check out what the stalls had to offer. Even a reporter was hanging around the area complete with a camera man to interview the stall owners.
Onde Onde or Buah Melaka
One marked difference is some stalls are not at their usual spots hence it makes it slightly harder to trace old favourites. I had to stare for a while at the vendors' faces to recognise which stalls I liked. Some were new and have even changed their stall's image.
One of the new stalls found at the Bazaar was this one which sold Lap Chup. Made with a filling of steamed green peas and coconut milk, they're decorated to resemble various types of vegetables and fruits.
Lap Chup - Assorted vegetables and fruits
Although they look pretty interesting with their vibrant colours, they're not as tiny compared to the ones you get from Thailand. The ladies who made these are from Haadyai, southern Thailand. They weren't selling too well though as most people had not seen these mini "fruits and vegetables".
Flipping the murtabak skin to wrap the filling
This particular murtabak stall among the many available was making quite a racket at the bazaar as they kept shouting they had murtabak. Severe noise pollution here as the neighbouring stall was also following by announcing to the whole world they sold Roti John.
Kuih Denderam - a new sweet dish at this particular bazaar
Something I have not seen here before - Kuih Denderam. This sweet snack resembles a doughnut but is made from brown sugar. Crispy and sweet, it makes a great way to buka puasa with.
Ikan bakar being grilled on top of banana leaves and a hot plate
The grilled fish ("ikan bakar") stall took a different look this time round. Instead of the van which had a hot plate to cook their fish, they started working under a canopy. They were drizzling oil on the hot plate with a lemongrass brush hence the sizzle of smoke.
A piece of sting ray being grilled
Zooming in on the ikan pari or the stingray, it looked really mouth watering. People were crowding around this stall to get their buka puasa meal.
Ayam Golek stall at the end
Another old favourite, the Ayam Golek stall. Spring chickens are marinated and then roasted on an open charcoal fire.
Each metal pole holds chickens being cooked at varying degrees
There are a few types of machines they use to roast these chickens rotisserie style. Some are stacked on top of each other while this one which uses the traditional charcoal is spread on one layer.
Ayam Kampung Goreng Berempah
Something unusual I found at the Ayam Percik stall, this stall owner had innovatively come up with a new dish. It's just fried ayam kampung but sprinkled with a herbs like cumin seeds and curry leaves to give it more oomph.
Chicken Wings Skewer
This stall owner had a huge chargoal grill to barbeque his chicken wings. Once done, he will keep them on skewers and on the side to keep warm.
Barbeque chicken wings on hot charcoals
This year round, I don't see my favourite Kek Batik and Creme Caramel stall. Hopefully they'll open soon as their Kek Batik which is made from Milo powder, condensed milk and Marie biscuits is excellent. For those who live around the area, you will recognise Nasi Lemak Cikgu who also has a place within Kelana Jaya. There's also the putu piring van from in front of Giant here, the popiah basah from Old Town Petaling Jaya, Mat's Bess Nasi Briyani Gam and Botok Botok, a Johor dish with steamed fish and herbs wrapped in banana leaf. Other stalls which make their yearly appearance here is the Roti John, Roti Boom, Ikan Bakar, Ayam Percik, Nasi Dagang and Kerabu, Bubur Manis, Satar stalls.
I've not taken too many pictures these time round since it's the same stalls. If you wish to see their pictures, click on 2006 and 2005's posts. Hopefully when I'm free during the weekend, I'll explore further to Ramadan Bazaars which I have not covered before. Do feel free to drop a comment on where I should go check out and also what is the must eats of that particular Ramadan Bazaar.
(If coming from the LDP, turn left at the Taman Megah turn off from the highway. Go straight at the first and second traffic lights. Take the first right after the second traffic light. Drive straight down and you will see the bazaar on the left hand side just next to the government quarters. This is just before the small Giant supermarket in Kelana Jaya.)
Tagged with: Malaysian Food + Ramadan