Ikan Bakar Stall Jalan Bellamy - check out those cockles
Getting to this particular Ramadan Bazaar has been a yearly ritual for me which I have a love-hate relationship with. I absolutely love the selections here but I absolutely hate the lack of parking around this area. Section 14 is famed for their lack of parking at all hours and with the onset of this Ramadan Bazaar, it gets even worst with cars haphazardly parked. I literally went round the area for what felt like a million times before patience won and I scored a space.
Ikan Bakar stall nearer to the entrance of the bazaar with cockles and lala
Once I got the space, I was doubtful if I would be able to find new things to blog about since I had covered this place twice already. Luckily the stall owners didn't dissapoint me as I spied lots of new stuff which I was totally interested. It took a lot of will power from me to stop myself from buying the food as I had dinner plans but I vowed to return again to sample those goodies.
Although the road that leads to the bazaar is narrow, it's next to a playground area hence there's lots of space for those who are grilling items. The first stall which caught my eye was the Ikan Bakar stall when I walked in. The stall owner was frying cockles and lala on his hot plate. Looked really good and I managed to snap quick pictures of him when he was scooping the cooked shellfish into plastic containers. They looked so delicious I felt like getting some straight away to eat.
Very unusual for Ramadan Bazaar - Cockles or Kerang Bakar
Walk a bit further down and you'll spy everyone's favourite Ikan Bakar stall from Jalan Bellamy. Surprise Surprise! They were also frying cockles so I'm not too sure who copied who on this new item. I didn't notice any Lala at their stall and their cockles were cheaper at RM4 versus the other side which was selling for RM5. No idea about the portions served though so hard to judge which is better. Their stall were frying the cockles in one huge portion. He will add the cockles first and then the chili sauce on top of it before frying it.
I also spied Sotong Bakar which looked delicious being cooked on top of a banana leaf on the hot plate.
Continuing the shellfish quest, I snapped a picture of this Balitong dish as I remember one of my friends loves this. She's the one who demonstrated to me once how you are supposed to eat Balitong which is a feat I have never mastered.
Cendol Durian Stall
Something else unusual at this bazaar was Cendol or Ais Batu Campur (ABC) Durian. To indicate that they were serving these icy treats with the King of Fruits, the stall owner has strung up durians next to their ice shaving machine. You can mix all types of items depending on what you liked whether it was durian, pulut or tapai.
I was super happy to discover a roti jala stall. Best of all, they were serving it the Northern style with Serawa Durian which is durian gravy. Ever since I found this version last year at the Kota Damansara Ramadan Bazaar, I have been dying to try it again. I also found out from the stall owner, he also owns the stalls in Kota Damansara so it's the same version. He told me he uses brown sugar for his sauce to make it nicer. Another must have when I return for dinner one night.
Grilling Satay under the hot sun
Another crowd pleaser is satay. This stall was grilling the sticks just at the side of the slope.
Satay Daging (Beef Satay)
The satay looked so tempting especially the beef version with chargrilled bits just the way I like it.
Stained Glass Agar Agar
More colourful agar agar and this stall had two types which looked great. This one uses bits of coloured agar agar on the top layer to make a stained glass effect.
Italian flag colours agar agar
I quite liked the clean colours of this tri-coloured agar agar. Too bad the green was a bit bright or else it'll resemble an Italian flag with it's red, green and white colours.
Popiah Basah - check that queue out
And don't forget the ever famous Popiah Basah stall. See the long queue which never changes every year.
This year, he has someone to help him out in making the popiah so hopefully the wait time is shorter. For those of you who don't want to wait, you can get his popiah basah at the Medan Selera when it's not Ramadan time. Here's my previous post on the location.
I did find this year's Ramadan Bazaar's stalls have shrank in size but this place remains a favourite of mine. There's also the Sup Tulang stall and the Masakan Minang food stall if you like to eat rice and curries. Check out 2006 and 2005's entries on this Ramadan Bazaar too.
Located along Jalan 14/28
Starts from opposite Utusan Melayu until the playground
Section 14, Petaling Jaya
(If you are coming from Jaya supermarket, turn right where the new Digital Mall is and drive straight down. You will see the stalls on your left hand side, just before Right Angle's shophouses. There is a mosque on the right hand side.)