Apologies on not posting for a week - been very busy running around getting paperwork done. I finally had time to relax during the weekend and catch a Ramadan Bazaar yesterday! Initially I wanted to go to Taman Tun Dr Ismail's bazaar, since it was on the way back from 1 Utama. I suddenly remembered it would be a disaster if I went there, since the bazaar coincides with the usual Sunday night market. Luckily we didn't go as I saw loads of cars. Next was Bangsar, since we went grocery shopping at Village Grocer but we decided to give it a miss since we covered that.
I wanted to go and try the bazaar at Pantai but Splashie Boy insisted on visiting the one at SS18, Subang Jaya. Am very glad we did pop here, as I had the most fun here. The bazaar here definitely ranks as one of the most unusual bazaars in town.
What is so unusual about this place? It still has the usual satay fellas - one doing an all beef version and another stall selling chicken. Both looked irrestible, hence I snapped both their pictures. Notice how white the charcoal is, indicating a very hot fire.
or you prefer chicken instead?
Fire definitely caught my eye at this bazaar. First, it was a fella frying kuey teow in a wok. Flames licked the wok from the side, and they seem to dance higher whenever he threw in his ingredients. Not sure if it tasted good, but he got good patronage from his customers who didn't mind waiting for their noodles.
how high you want the flame ah??
Next was this enterprising chap who called me over to his stall and asked me to check out the stall next to him. He told me, there was live fish inside the fish curry - a big fat white lie of course, but it did catch my attention. I liked his grill - using a gas version which had tiny flames dotting the length of a pipe. Cleaner than charcoal but I guess the taste will be different. According to him, he adapted the gas burner to suit his grilling of pulut panggang and satar.
unusual gas fire - with small flames
I did see another stall using this type of grill, but it was an interesting idea.
antique butterfly brand oven
One stall amazed me...they were using this old Butterfly brand oven with a charcoal grill. Per Splashie Boy, these ovens are antiques and usually found in antique shops. This fella was putting the oven to good use - roasting potatoes inside it.
roast potatoes in the Butterfly brand oven
They looked delish - would have gotten some for dinner but I had plans to roast a leg of lamb. There's minced chicken and minced beef toppings with cheese.
aromatic sotong bakar
One of the best things of visiting these bazaars - they have the regular stalls you know you have to try every year. We spied the sotong bakar fella around - very aromatic and a smell to tempt you when the sotong pieces are on the hot charcoal fire.
he's back - the Tunisian fella
Last year I thought, the Tunisian stall is no longer doing business, hence I was so happy to see the fella manning his stall this year.
with his briq - stuffed with an egg
The briq tasted just as good - stuffed with chicken and an egg. Worth queueing up for the delish snack. You guys should drop by and try it.
yikes - so much to choose from...
Another regular here - the lauk stall. The tables are groaning with the huge metal platters of food. Everything looks so delish, one often have trouble choosing the dish you want.
refreshing sugar cane juice
This bazaar seems to have the most stalls selling sugar cane juice. If you prefer other naturally sweet drinks - they also have fresh coconut juice. Everyone seems to prefer it to the colourful drinks made from cordials.
non-alcoholic malt drink - first time I'm seeing this in a bazaar
And if you love going for the unusual, try this non-alcoholic malt drink from Dubai. These Arabic looking fellas were doing brisk business selling these bottles. We bought 2 to try - am drinking the lemon flavoured one now. Tastes quite nice but of course, no alcoholic taste at all. Kinda like drinking shandy.
colorful roti jala
This bazaar has unusual stuff - like these colourful roti jala. I only snapped a picture but looking at the gravy at the back of the roti jala, I reckon this could be the durian version. Looks nice and soft - the type I prefer.
roti mat salai anyone?
I liked this one - the roti mat salai. Very similar to the Chinese version found in pasar malam, this one is halal, as beef is used and grilled. Looks simply delish.
do you dare to eat chicken butts...
Also spied this vendor selling chicken butts grilled till honey brown that looked delish.
pulut serveed with grated coconut and gula melaka syrup
One stall owner, couldn't cope with the attention of his customers. Everyone seems to crowd around this particular fella and he sells the unusual pulut (glutinous rice) steamed in banana leaves and dipped in fresh grated coconut. The kuih is served with gula melaka syrup for flavour.
a must - smooth creme caramel
For both of us, a must is the creme caramel. A lot of stalls sell these big versions, which they slice them up. This particular stall run by an Indian fella sells very delish creme caramel - smooth and not overly sweet.
pretty kuih cara in a row
Hope you like the pictures - I decided to upload more so I can make up for the lack of posts last week. For more information on the bazaar, click on the 2006 entry.