One of the best things during Ramadan is the food, and one does not have to be a Muslim to enjoy the variety of food and drinks available at the nightly bazaars, that usually sprout up around the Klang Valley during this time of the year.
Well-known for their good food and merry festivities, the Ramadan bazaars are not only opened for Muslims to berbuka puasa (break their fast) but also for non-Muslim customers and foreigners to enjoy the spread available at each stall.
Racial, cultural and even religious differences melt away into an exhilarating sense of unity when Malaysians flock magnetically to these bazaars to taste the authentic Malay cuisine and delicacies offered during Ramadan. What better way to reward the heart (or rather, stomach) of the pious than good and warm traditional food? Ramadan bazaars are brimming with the likes of stand-out dishes such as:
- rendang (meat slowly cooked in coconut milk and spices for hours),
- fried or grilled chicken wings and legs,
- satay (seasoned, skewered and grilled meat served with sweet peanut sauce)
- Bubur lambuk (porridge)
- Ketupat, lontong, lemang (rice cakes)
- Kuih lapis, kuih dadar, ondeh ondeh, cucur, dodol (pastries)
- ayam percik (marinated and charcoal-roasted chicken in spicy coconut gravy)
- roti murtabak (wrap-style bread stuffed with different fillings)
- nasi kerabu (blue-colored rice salad), and so much more!
Ramadan bazaars usually open around 4.30pm and closes by 7.30pm (most of the food will be gone by then, anyway!).
Here are seven top Ramadan bazaars in the Klang Valley you must check out:
1. Ramadan Bazaar TTDI
Address: Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 60000
2. Ramadan Bazaar Kampung Baru
Address: Jalan Raja Alang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50300
3. Ramadan Bazaar Stadium Shah Alam
Address: Shah Alam Stadium, Section 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
4. Ramadan Bazaar Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
Address: Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5. Ramadan Bazaar Kelana Jaya
Nasi Kerabu. Photo credit: amrufm / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
Address: Jalan SS 6/1, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
6. Ramadan Bazaar, Subang Jaya
Ayam Percik. Photo credit: boo_licious / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Address: Jalan USJ 4/5, UEP Subang Jaya, Subang Jaya, Selangor 47600
7. Ramadan Bazaar Bangsar
Reandang. Photo credit: ~ezs / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
Address: Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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