rain, rain, go away.....
Sigh, this year seems to be the hardest to do the bazaars - as every day around the time when the bazaars are up and going, the rain seems to continue to pour non-stop. Since I was in town yesterday evening, I braved the traffic jam and made it to Kampung Baru.
my fav kuih, the spongy kuih seri ayu
I only managed to cover Jalan Raja Alang/Jalan Raja Bot area and not the part next to the LRT Station, due to the timing. This year, every thing seems more organised - half of the road in Jalan Raja Alang is closed to allow people to walk around, there are roadblocks with people guiding the way and Kampung Baru looks nicely spruced up with clean pavements and new street lights.
rainbow of colours kuih
I braved the rain and walked around, with my brolly. Not an easy task, as I was trying to protect the camera and myself. I tend to catch colds easily, hence I was avoiding getting wet. Due to this, you won't see any pictures of people cooking outside and only those taken under the shelter of the stall's umbrella.
very Raya colours - green and yellow
There's a mixture of new stalls and old faithfuls along the busy Jalan Raja Alang. The weirdest thing I saw - a stall selling Swedish meatballs. Kinda weird to have this for Ramadan but this fella was selling frozen packets and deep-fried meatballs on a skewer. Next to him, was this guy selling fresh goat's milk. I don't think they were quite popular, as even at 6pm, no one was buying anything from them.
more colours...to tempt you
Usually by 6pm, most of the kuih stalls would be empty, but not at this bazaar. I suspect most people waited till the last minute to do their shopping, as they were all waiting for the rain to stop.
wajik and that interesting finger....
I stumbled on two interesting kuih stalls - one where people were frantically pointing out the sweet treats for this couple to pack for them. Best of all, they had my favourite, the green and white kuih seri ayu. Made from ground rice flour and originating from Indonesia, this tiny spongy cake is usually made in a plastic mould.
watermelon jelly to cool down
I also found wajik - the sticky glutinous rice boiled with gula melaka (palm sugar). Sometimes, durian is added to the rice, for extra flavour.
fried popiah on the spot
Another interesting find was the watermelon shaped jelly, something I saw last year at Taman Melawati. There was also Nasi Ambang, next to that stall.
the weirdest stuff in the bazaar! - Swedish meatballs
Another favourite kuih stall was a particular one with multi-coloured hues - really nice and cheerful. Other regular stalls like ayam percik, murtabak pak din, bread and butter pudding, popiah and etc were also there. One new and interesting stall was the one selling Minang food. Everything looked so interesting, it was hard to resist the curries. I didn't get to snap a picture of Kg Baru's bubur lambuk, but you can definitely get it here as lots of stalls sell that pre-packed already.