Selamat Berpuasa! Bazaar Ramadhan @ Kelana Jaya

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Bazaar Ramadhan is a month long bazaar open to the public during the fasting month of Ramadan (the ninth month of the Islamic calendar) prior to the festival of Hari Raya Aidilfitri. It actually unite the Muslims from all states in a period of fasting and and community bonds where everyone gather to pray and break the fast.

For us Chinese, we get to join in for the joy of fast breaking. I love to make a move to Bazaar Ramadhan for the bewildering array of stalls selling delicious food. Spurred by the recent review of Boolicious on Bazaar Ramadhan at Kelana Jaya, we made a stop over there last weekend, to take pictures and of course to savour the mouth watering delicacies.

Feast your eye on the pictures first! I’ll try to update the name of the various delicacies and a map to Bazaar Ramadhan at Kelana Jaya by tonight. Stay Tune!

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Attracted by the red coloured chilli glaze and sesame seeds, we bought some Popiah Beseri (RM 1 for 2) where the chilli sauce is tooth ache-ing-ly sweet. A It was bunches of deceiving popiahs that lure us into buying it. I’ll try to get it from other stalls on my next visit here.

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Popiah Kering (Deep Fried Popiah)

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Kampungboy almost gone crazy over these Ikan Bakar, especially ikan pari bakar. Pari was selling at RM 6 and above while Ikan Kembong was selling at RM 3 and above. The makcik was very nice to give us some discount since we took a very nice shot of her pan frying the fishes.

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Murtabak (RM 2 f0r 1). The thin dough is filled with minced meat, chicken or beef, garlic, egg and onion. It is then fried on a griddle until it turns golden brown.

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Made of flour, egg and tumeric powder, Roti Jala (RM 2) is something that you can’t miss out. It is interesting to see the making of Roti Jala, the outcome is just like a piece of art work. Using a cup like mould, the man’s hands were moving in circular motion to form a thin lacy pattern in the frying pan.

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The cute little mini Roti Boom is selling at only RM 0.50 for one. It is a great invention for people like me who want to try a bit of everything but not to stuff myself silly. A very sinful snack, oily roti coupled with margerin and a dollop of sugar, do not over indulge on it ya?

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Roti Arab is originated from the Arab countries and Turkey. It is quite sweet and a little hard to bite on.

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You can choose to have the grilled meat (chicken or beef) to served with pita bread or plain bread. (RM 2.50)

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One is hard to miss the Ayam Golek stall. It was selling at RM 13 for one chicken and RM 7 for half chicken. There were rows and rows of chickens turning on the griller over charcoal fire.

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Assorted Fried Balls (RM 1 for each skewer)

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Lemang is a traditional Malay food where glutinour rice and coconut milk is cooked in a hollowed bamboo stick. It goes very well with curry gravy.

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The man selling Sata (RM 3 for 6) originated from Kuala Terengganu, just like Kampungboy so they had a very good chat. It is made of ikan tenggiri, shallots and ginger wrapped in banana leaf, pierced on a skewer then barbecue over low fire. I tasted some shredded coconut in it too, giving it a slightly sweet and course texture. Unlike otak otak, the fish paste is bouncy instead of mousse like.

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Skewered Chicken Wing

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Pelbagai Lauk Pauk (assorted dishes) that goes well with nasi (plain rice), nasi impit (compressed rice) , pulut (glutinour rice) , lemang (glutinous rice and santan) or mee hoon (rice vermicelli).

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Sambal Cili Grilled Kembong and Sambal Cili Grilled Cencaru reminds me of my mum, who can make really good sambal stuffed kembong and she always take the trouble to blend her own chili paste that has kick!

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Another delicacies that will make Kampungboy goes crazy, sup tulang! Selling at only RM 5, the portion is huge and the soup is very peppery.

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Sotong Bakar Pantai Morib

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The lady was busy preparing some Popiah Basah on the spot. The ingredients is very much similar to Chinese Popiah where sengkuang (yam bean), bean sprouts and fried shallots are laid on top of the wet pastry sheet.

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Nasi Goreng and Mee Goreng

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Keropok Lekor and Keropok Keping

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Pulut Udang (RM 1 for 3) is actually glutinous rice with chopped dried prawn wrapped in banana leaves. The filling is spicy and sweet at the same time.

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The adik is so cute, he is busy slicing the apam balik (RM 2) into smaller pieces in a very familiar manner.

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I was delighted to see a stall selling Kuih Pelita, my favourite kueh. It was selling at RM 1 for 3, the white coloured layer is flavoured with coconut milk, while the green layer is flavoured with pandan leaf.

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Kuih Denderam is a mini doughnut shaped like snacks made of brown sugar and shredded coconut. It was so crispy and sweet, another favourite of mine.

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Kuih Muih Ramadan

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Kuih Bakar (thanks to full time mum n udjinn) Kuih Bingka or Seri Muka? Can anyone please enlighten me on this, it tastes like Kuih Bingka but the vendors told us that it was called Seri Muka. They even poke a joke on us, “makan banyak sikit dan you akan kelihatan muda, muka berseri seri tu!” (Eat more of this and you’ll look young, face glowing with radiance!)

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Putu Piring Gula Melaka. Putu piring was steamed through in the flat mould, once the lid is open, the smell of rice flour, grated coconut and palm sugar is wafting in the air. It is truly a light dessert to end my meal.

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The fresh
dates imported from Saudi Arabia are selling like hot cakes. The red one is Saudi Arabia Huluwa and while the yellow one is Barhi. (information from Malaysia Best)

Map to Bazaar Ramadhan Jalan SS6/1, Kelana Jaya (click to enlarge)
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Comments

  1. Blur Angel says:

    yummmyummm.. i’ll go there later!!! :)

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  2. PlatinumGirl says:

    Aiyo nice pictures to make me salivate. If only, some of those delicious foods are sold here …

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  3. MeiyeN says:

    omg…..your post is so inspiring! i feel like flying there right now but.. no, i can’t! am still at work… sobzzzzzzzzzz i really wish that i will be able to visit one of da bazaar during da weekends!

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  4. Ginger says:

    sobz! cant believe i missed the ramadhan period for the 5 years in a row!!

    everything looked good and cheap!

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  5. daphne says:

    another post on all those delicious authentic food. Someone, please sponsor me a plane ticket……

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  6. team bsg says:

    oooops 2 much saliva dripping… wait a minute where da big makan Gang ?
    would be wonderful if da whole famous KL food bloggers congregate at one of this feasting place and wallop and wallop ( remember also to bring your usual delicious long haired kakis also ah ) then it will be the ultimate visual thrill ! then only pay RM8.80 ringgit a head OMG…
    team bsg wull be there

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  7. Precious Pea says:

    Yumyumyum…must go this weekend oledi. Everything looks so delicious. Cham la..sure ended up buying everything.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    The green kuih… as far as I know, it is kuih bakar. Seri muka has pulut at the bottom (top half green kaya, bottom half white pulut). Kuih bingka is normally tapoica cake, which is either steamed or baked.

    fulltime mom

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  9. ai wei says:

    oh~ interesting, i have never been to ramadhan bazaar before. there are so many nice food and i dunno most of them. yummy~
    so many nice food and which have u tried?

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  10. Jackson says:

    wahlau…. u so Geng la!! What a great review!!! Too bad i alwiz finish work after 7pm…

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  11. jason says:

    It’s always so exciting to visit the Ramadhan bazaar, just can’t stop buying.

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  12. ~Christine~Leng says:

    great photos! Luring me to go to one right now. Have not been to any before :( I should get myself to one asap.. Lots to see,Lots to buy, Lots to eat! Which was the yummiest?

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  13. Hanafi Mohd Noor says:

    wow, so the chinese too go to pasar ramadhan.

    http://www.hanafionline.com

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  14. Tummythoz says:

    It’s quite stressful during this period every year. Everything looks soooo good. How to choose!!?

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  15. wmw says:

    I’LL BE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Ling says:

    I LOVE the kuih Pelita as well. I use to order from my dad who goes out to buy stuff and he’ll come back with LOTS! Good times!

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  17. udjinn says:

    yup.. i’m with ‘fulltime mom’.
    i know that kuih as ‘kuih bakar’.

    great site, keep the pics coming.

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  18. "Joe" who is constantly craving says:

    u got me real tempted..i was tempted to just park on the way back when i saw a ramadhan market..argh1!

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  19. boo_licious says:

    I love the denderam – addictive stuff.

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  20. KampungboyCitygal says:

    blur angel: haha dun overstuff urself

    platinum girl: awww..dun worry, one day u’ll be celebrating raya over here

    meiyen: dun worry, i went there last saturday, the best time to go is 4 to 5 pm

    ginger: whoa..it has been long time u must have suffer a lot fr my pics

    daphne: haha come back, take jetstar or air asia x flights

    team: are u sure? u guys will come down from cameron, come over from lumut just for the ramadhan pasar? or just for my delicious long hair kakis

    precious pea: haha just like us, buy too much ended up cant finish them all

    fulltime mom: thanks for ur info! :p

    aiwei: those tat i tried rite, i elaborate further on the taste under the captions

    jackson : dun worry, dropped by during the weekends

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  21. KampungboyCitygal says:

    jason: ya lor everything is so cheap

    christine: give everything a tru, trust me, theres alwiz surprise

    hanafi: yeah noone can resist nice food

    tummythoz: dun care, buy everything!

    wmw: bring me along can?

    ling: yeah its like so addictive

    udjinn: thanks for the info ya :)

    joe: haha join the crowds n jams!

    boo: yeah it was so crispy n sweet

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  22. Mark says:

    I will go to Shah Alam Batu 3 one this weekend… we share notes later ok? :)

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  23. KampungboyCitygal says:

    mark: haha no problem!! take more pics ar

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  24. NOTHING says:

    YUMMY !!!THE PICTURES WERE GREAT!!
    I CAN USE THAT PICTURES FOR IPW.

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  25. Anonymous says:

    dissapointed with kambing panggang n murtabak bukit raja.

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