Cooking Roti John
Sorry for not posting this weekend as the cats didn't feel like posting for WCB this weekend but don't worry, I have another Ramadan Bazaar post. We spent quite some time on Saturday deciding where to go and ended up at the Taman Greenwood one located in Gombak just off Batu Caves.
Pandan Flavoured Putu Mayam
Freshly grated coconut stuffed in pancake
After walking around, we spied unusual food like green coloured putu mayam. Flavoured with pandan juice, these pale green rice flour strands were yummy especially when eaten with fresh coconut and brown sugar. A bit softer than the Indian version but not bad. They steam the putu mayam over bamboo baskets.
We also spied a stall owner preparing pancakes. There are a few varieties - with fresh coconut, peanut butter and stawberries. We bought some and really liked the peanut and coconut versions.
Sate Ikan Stall
Something unusual I stumbled upon - Sate Ikan. Each stick costs about 20 sents and is grilled over a tiny charcoal fire. Seems this is an Indonesian food item as the place is well populated with Indonesian immigrants.
Sticks of Sate Ikan
We suspect the fish pieces will taste similar to what is being sold at Keropok Lekor stalls. It's also interesting to see how the stall owner adapted his motorcycle with a small grill filled with charcoal to keep these sticks warm.
Making onde onde
I snapped a picture of this woman who had just finished making onde onde and the stall helper was super happy to be in the picture too.
Mini murtabak stall
Something new we observed is the Mini Murtabak. Makes a change from the usual murtabak and you get more choices since it's sold individually. I think 3 pieces cost RM1 and you get to mix and match. Not too sure since I didn't pay for them.
Close up of murtabaks
Tastewise, not fantastic as it tasted more like crispy roti canai. They weren't too generous with the stuffing hence you only tasted the cripsy murtabak skin.
Colourful Kuih Koci stuffed with ground peanuts
Last but not least, something unusual we saw at the stalls - these bright coloured kuih koci. I liked how they made a mix of pale green and bright pink for the kuih.
Kuih Koci stuffed with fresh coconut shreds
There's two varieties - one wrapped in banana leaf and stuffed with either peanuts or fresh grated coconut.
The bazaar is definitely worth a trip to Gombak as you get to see so many food items. They're also selling Akok here. Although it's my second time here, I had a great time during my first visit. For those who were dissapointed about no Kek Batik and Creme Caramel at Kelana Jaya Ramadan Bazaar, I did spy a banner which said it's available. Yet to trace the stall but once I do, will snap a picture of the food.
(If you come from Jalan Duta, drive straight down Jalan Kuching. Take the elevated highway after Makro and turn left into Batu Caves. Take the lower road towards Gombak. At the traffic light, go straight. The bazaar is on the right hand side of the road, can't miss the smoke and people.)