Braving the dull skies, we made it to the Shah Alam stadium which was packed with people since it was the weekend. This time round, there were fewer stalls here - previously there were 4 rows of stalls, this year only 3 rows.
One of the stalls which grabbed my attention was this unique ayam golek stall. Instead of just turning the spring chicken rotisserie style, this stall had taken it one step further by using spatchcocked chickens i.e. split and butterflied. They had attached an individual netting for each chicken on a large metal rod. These rods are turned automatically and continously by using a motor with a portable generator.
Known simply as Ayam Bakar Madu Asli Zaharah, the stall had loads of people waiting for the batch of chickens. As it had rained earlier on, they were behind schedule with insufficinet charcoal. This particular stall trades from pasar malams in Bandar Baru Bangi and it's their first time in Shah Alam. By butterflying the chicken, it cooked faster and tasted juicy and succulent. A bit pricey at RM17 but really yummy stuff which we had for dinner.
This is one thing I love for it's aromas - sotong bakar. Thin slices are grilled to make it crispy.
Once ready, the sotong pieces are slathered with chili sauce and sprinkled with lots of crushed peanuts.
This was pretty unusual - roti goreng. It's actually a bun filled with beef cooked in chili sauce that has an outer layer like popiah which is deep fried. Tastewise, not bad as the bun within is tender with the crispy outer layer.
My favourite - nasi kerabu tinged blue. You can add whatever you like whether it's daging salai or solok lada - stuffed green chilies with fish paste.
I always love these big woks filled with rendang to the brim. They look good and are used to keep the rendang warm.
This is for one of my readers, Dhill who left a message earlier on asking about where to get Popiah S.S. Ali. They have a van here selling their ever famous popiah basah. Long queues as ever waiting for it. This year they seem to have downsized as last year they had two vans here. I suspect they may have placed the other van at another Ramadan Bazaar.
Something unusual - Pecal Tanjung Karang for RM2. This lady was seen continously wrapping the pecal in banana leaf parcels for people to take back.
This version which is from Kuala Selangor has various types of vegetables and nasi impit or compressed rice cubes served with a peanut sauce. Usually the versions from Indonesia is served without any rice.
This particular Roti John stall came highly recommended hence we stopped by to try it.
Thumbs up as it was the best Roti John we tasted so far with a minced beef and egg topping the soft bread rolls.
Spied two stalls selling Nasi Pattaya which is fried rice wrapped in an omelette like a parcel. One even sold it with a piece of fried chicken that looked very tantalising.
This stall was selling their version of Kuih Akok, the Kelantanese delicacy made with lots of eggs and is quite sweet.
It's unlike the usual shape as their version is thicker and rounder.
They were also using the same moulds to make Kuih Cara Berlauk whereby minced beef and chopped chilies is added to the batter.
I remember this particular kebab stall from last year. They're doing booming business this year but you will need to wait it out as they cook in batches.
The chicken kebabs looked really good with tomatoes and bell peppers stuffed between chunks of chicken.
I didn't manage to any pictures of sweet items except for these fresh dates as most of the items were gone by the time we arrived. Unlike last year, there's also not many variety and only one agar agar stall compared to about three stalls. Other stalls like the cendol pulut and tapai stall is still around. There's also a lot of stalls this year selling hot soy bean milk. See the 2006 and 2005 posts on the bazaar for further details of the other stalls.
Shah Alam Stadium
(The bazaar is located at the car park of the Stadium and is in between the newly opened Tesco Extra and Giant supermarket. There's ample free parking available)
Tagged with: Malaysian Food + Ramadan