let's start with some dates first....., fresh ones ok!
'Tis the season for fasting and evening bazaars where lots of food is available. We had a leisurely weekend off - a well deserved break, I reckon after a very stressful week. I was kinda worried the bazaars would be rained out yesterday, but luckily the rain stopped quite quickly, hence we did manage to snap some shots of one of my favourite bazaars - the one at Kelana Jaya.
multi-tasking the kuih ayu mould - make adorable jellies with it
Originally, we wanted to go try somewhere new, but the heavy rain kinda stopped our ambitious plans, hence we went back to the familiar.
or make these colourful ones with bananas...
It was good, as when we walked down that street, I recognised all the familiar faces - the jovial fella who sells satar (the Terengganu delicacy with minced fish and coconut), the ikan bakar stall which everyone crowds around, the cencaru sambal lady, the kuih batik stall at the front of the road and etc.
smoke signals succulent ayam percik being cooked on the grill
Some stalls remain at their old spots while, some get elevated. This year, we noticed tanks of water set up by MBPJ, a welcome sight for the hawkers. Those officers to maintain traffic and peace at these stalls were also around.
she's got a brand new spot this year, right up front. Who can resist these stuffed fish??
What was new?? I saw more western influences here - young chaps selling pizza or samurai pizza to be exact. And another stall was frying up juicy kebabs with adorable cherry tomatoes.
pizza anyone? an interesting appearance at the bazaar
There was also an agar-agar stall around, selling all those colourful sweet treats to tempt you. Some even had sliced bananas in them.
I reckon this year, more stalls join the crowd at Kelana Jaya, as they seem to stretch down the road further. Everyone was eager to start business, even with the pouring rain, you see a lot of stalls cooking away.
cholestrol high!!! eggs for nasi lemak
The nasi lemak people were around serving quails with their delicious nasi lemak and sinful fried eggs. Couldn't resist to snap a picture of all those wobbly fried eggs. Like the lady told me, a lot of time was spent to get them fried.
satar from Terengganu - kinda fishy but nice with the grated coconut
Some popular stalls even set up branch here - like the Section 14 popiah basah fella. Not sure whether it is the same, as no one seems to be queuing up here, unlike the one at Section 14 where the queue goes on and on for that ever popular wet popiah.
teeny weeny roti boom - perfect for curries
Colours for the drinks seem to be getting more crazy - with bright blue, pink and green competing. One stall set up a leng chee kang stand - just pick what you want and mix.
don't forget traditional ketupat daun palas
The only person, I could not spot was the Kelantanese couple, I usually get my laksam, nasi kerabu and nasi dagang satisfaction from. I hope they are just late, as their Kelantanese food is a must every year for me.
or ketupat nasi with rendang
Do have fun, at these places and take your time to walk down and choose what you want. Quite a few stalls are regulars who have build up a reputation for their food, while some may be fly by night ramadan stall operators - just out to make a quick buck.
Am not sure if I will have time to go to the others and every day seems to be raining. I guess, I may limit my visits to weekends or when I am free. For more on Kelana Jaya from previous years, click on 2007's entry which will lead you to all the other years.