What we love about Ramadhan month is that we have no trouble finding food. You can find a bazaar almost anywhere in the Klang Valley and beyond. And no matter who you are, we can all agree that good food unites people… that’s the Malaysian spirit…
From roti john to char kuey teow to nasi kerabu and all the lauk you miss having for dinner, we’ve decided to share our bazaar picks to get your buka puasa fix. You’re welcome.
Bazaar Ramadhan TTDI
One of the best out there, there are plenty of choices for you – from nasi briyani gam, to char kuey teow and sloppy cheeseburgers, the only hard decision to make with all these bazaars are which particular food(s) to buy. If you decide to check it out, make sure you get Raja Murtabak, Popiah Power and the putu piring – all power, all good AND mandatory. We made up the last part but still, check them out. A little tip: be sure you make it there before or by 5pm, or else you’ll have to pay for parking.
Location: Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
There are a lot of good finds if you’ve been there. Located in the middle of Desa Pandan’s shop lots, this one is one of our favourites. The famous popiah basah is usually sold out in 2 hours, and there’s one stall that’ll quench your thirst with their bomb mangga susu and air jagung kaw. Parking is also a bit tricky, but when there’s food, there’s a way (to find parking).
Location: 9, Jalan 3/76d, Desa Pandan, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur
Another one in Ampang that serves you tonnes of mouth-watering delicacies and if you’re not careful with your spending, you might just roam around until buka because of the long stretch. The stalls here sell mostly the same food, but chances are you’ll find that one particular food item you’re looking for if you walk long enough. Located along the street of Aeon Wangsa Maju, it’s easily accessible from the overhead bridge at Wangsa Maju LRT station.
Location: 6, Jalan 8/27a, Seksyen 5 Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Although small compared to the ones listed here, the Ramadhan Bazaar at Bangsar still has its share of gold. The hectic Telawi bazaar is famous for its rojabak, a combination of roti jala and murtabak. Filled with curry and minced beef or chicken, it sure packs a punch. With the creative and delicious invention of the rojabak, you can save more rather than impulsively buying all those kuih you don’t need.
Location: 69, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
This massive bazaar is probably one of the biggest out there and the best part is you don’t have to look hard for parking! Because of it’s size, there’s plenty for you to choose from, although we recommend you get Ayam Golek Bakar Mamma Mia. Only sold during Ramadhan, this famous roasted chicken is sold out in about three to four hours, and some customers will wait for 30 minutes just to get their fix. That should tell you something.
Location: Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor
Kampung Baru has always been known for being a foodie spot, from its traditional Malay to Western dining. During Ramadhan, the enterprising residents sell their famous mouth-watering dishes at the bazaar. You can find almost anything you crave for there, like the Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa. Since its famous for its Northern-style cookings, be sure to try the nasi dagang or the nasi kerabu.
Location: Jalan Raja Alang, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
There you go folks. We know there are more out there, but these six are the best (so far) to us and besides, there are plenty to choose from. Do remember to only buy what you can chew off, because that’s the spirit of Ramadhan, and I guess we’re Ramadone for now. Too soon?
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