Ramadan is here! You know what that means? BAZAARS! There are so many Ramadan bazaar’s out there, but how would we know which one to go to? So many choices, so little time! Well the team at Dish By Ili came up with a list of Ramadan Bazaar’s worth checking out in Klang Valley. Prepare to be mind blown! WARNING : May cause tummy to growl.
1. Kampung Baru Ramadan Bazaar
Kampung Baru, with it’s Malay Heritage, also pays host to one of KL’s best Ramadan Bazaar’s, come the fasting month. Situated along Jalan Raja Alang, the bazaar sees over 200 stalls selling mouth-watering delicacies and Malay dishes, and one that could never go unnoticed is the Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa stall, touted as the city’s best nasi lemak (fragrant rice with anchovies, peanuts, egg and sambal). Bubur lambuk (rice porridge) is also another well-known dish here; it is cooked at the local mosque and distributed to the public, for free!
Address : Jalan Raja Alang, Kuala Lumpur
How to get there : Alight from Kampung Baru LRT Station, and the bazaar should be less than a 10 minute’s walk away.
2. TTDI Ramadan Bazaar
TTDI, short form for ‘Taman Tun Dr Ismail’ is a neighbourhood right in front of One Utama shopping mall and is another hotspot for iftar food hunting. The Ramadan Bazaar here is located at Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, and throngs of people usually line up for its Murtabak Raja, a stuffed pancake packed with either lamb, beef or chicken. Get there early around 16:00 to enjoy fewer crowds, parking spots (it can get quite congested) and delectable fresh dishes!
Address: Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
How to get there: Nearest LRT station is Kelana Jaya, taxi is required for a 15 minutes’ drive to the bazaar.
3. Taman Melawati Ramadan Bazaar
Taman Melawati Ramadan Bazaar is not the only popular one of its kind in KL but it is considered one of the most crowded.There are so many food sold here but there are a number of items popular for the obvious reason. Starting off with the Tepung Pelita stall, this local dessert is served in a banana leaf bowl or boat. It is quite the common dish but this stall set themselves apart from others with the delectable taste of their product, which then leads to the constant presence of a long line of people. Another popular choice is the Popia truck that does their spring rolls fresh in front of your eyes. Come in two types; fried and ‘wet’ (basah), depending on your taste you could for one or both without any regrets. Other worthy options include the Ikan Bakar and don’t miss out on Tauhu Anora when you’re there.
Address: Lorong Sarawak, Taman Melawati, 53100, Kuala Lumpur
How to get there: From MRR2, exit at Taman Melawati. The bazaar is at the ‘town center’ of Taman Melawati and is visible when approaching the junction from under the MRR2 flyover. Bus lines stop near Bazaar Ramadhan, Taman Melawati: Bus – T222
4. Bangsar Ramadan Bazaar
ADD TO TRIP! The affluent neighbourhood Bangsar is not excluded from the food frenzy, and holds its own daily Bazaar Ramadan at Jalan Telawi 1, right beside Saidina Abu Bakar As Siddiq mosque. Some say it’s not as big as it used to be, but it is still the one of the best bazaars to visit, especially when you’re pressed for time. Its legendary putu piring made KL citizens sing its praises, making us feel that Bangsar is, truly, one of the KL’s best food havens. Also don’t forget to bring extra money for your Charcoal Bun Roti John!
Address: Jalan Telawi 1, Kuala Lumpur
How to get there: Nearest LRT station is Bangsar, and the bazaar is within 15 minutes’ walk.
Image Credits: http://johorkaki.blogspot.my
5. Shah Alam Ramadan Bazaar
ADD TO LIST! Shah Alam’s favourite local market spot is the car park of Shah Alam Stadium (it houses the farmer’s market on Sundays and occasional flower markets) and during the fasting month, it turns into a food bazaar for Muslims and inquisitive tourists too. The bazaar sees crowds from working professionals to students of nearby universities, and with plenty of parking slots around, it remains one of the most accessible in town. Noteworthy specials include S.S Ali popiah (fresh spring rolls) and laksa utara, but seriously, with all the sights, sounds and smells stemming from the stalls, it’s hard to not go overboard with the food!
Address: Stadium Shah Alam, Seksyen 13, Shah Alam, Selangor
How to get there: Nearest KTM Station is Batu Tiga, taxi is required for a ten-minute drive to the stadium.