Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Ramadan Bazaar at Taman Universiti, Skudai, Johor

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Many readers suggested that I must go to the Ramadan bazaar at Taman Universiti, and so there I was yesterday. The bazaar at Jalan Kemuliaan 4 was huge! I estimated that there must be nearly 100 stalls at this bazaar. 

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The stall holders were very warm and friendly. There was much spontaneous laughter. A few stall holders and even passers-by offered me food for tasting like a guest at their home. The bazaar was packed but parking was easy and plentiful. There were even MPJBT (city council) officers helping to guide and marshal traffic :) I really enjoyed myself at this Ramadan bazaar.

Come with me for a quick tour of Taman Universiti's Ramadan bazaar.

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I love ayam golek stalls :) I will always walk around and zero in on the ayam golek stand. I just love the sight of poles of succulent chicken, rotating over a large charcoal pit. The ayam golek stall is easy to spot - just look out for the biggest cloud of greasy white smoke bellowing from the stall.


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Kacang pool is an Egyptian dish that has caught on in Johor. The thick chunky buttered bread is eaten with a thick gravy made with minced beef and broad beans topped with a soft cooked sunny side up.

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There are several Ikan Bakar stalls - a popular spicy choice for breaking fast.

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Catfish! I am a big fan of catfish :) Nicely seared outside, while inside, the sweet white meat is tender and juicy.

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Roti Jala or net bread eaten with curry.

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Makcik packing fragrant Nasi Kerabu, a Terengganu speciality of rice with herbs.

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This Ramadan bazaar has the most number of roti canai and murtabak masters together in one place that I have seen so far - see how big they spread that dough.

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Sup kambing stall.

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BBQ chicken.

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Ayam Percik, a Kelantanese favourite.

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Satay :))

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Roti John, the favourite food of many - found only in Malaysia and Singapore.

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There is even chicken mandi here - Arabian style grilled chicken rice. 

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This nasi biryani looks great :)

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Siham (cockles)!

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Kupang or mussels.

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There are lots more that you have to come down to see for yourself :)

I love Ramadan bazaars because everyone is so happy here and people from every community and all walks of life enjoy food together. It is also a convenient, one-stop place to enjoy many traditional local food made and served hot at very reasonable prices. Most of the stalls are ready to serve at 5:00pm.

There are many places to experience Ramadan bazaars in Johor Bahru:
  1. Bandar Baru Uda
  2. Bukit Indah (AEON Jusco)
  3. Kampung Melayu
  4. Pandan (S'mart, Map: http://goo.gl/maps/rWX0O, GPS: 1.533739,103.783121)
  5. Seri Alam
  6. Stadium Larkin
  7. Taman Perling (Perling Mall)
  8. Taman Universiti (Jalan Kemuliaan 4, Map: http://goo.gl/maps/uuWjl GPS: 1.529897,103.620249)
  9. Taman Dahlia
  10. Taman Johor
  11. Taman Suria (near Giant)
  12. Taman Ungku Tun Aminah (near Caltex petrol station)
  13. Taman Rinting (Jalan Sena)
  14. Taman Sri Pulai
  15. Tampoi (Plaza Angsana)
We wish our Muslim readers Selamat Berpuasa.

3 comments:

  1. hi hi, thank you for sharing this mouth watering photos ! There was a time when I would drive in with Mrs without hesitation, any hour and day...

    Now with kids, I can only plan for maybe daytime :)

    cheers, Andy
    (SengkangBabies)

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  2. Thanks Andy, you are welcome. Yes, daytime is best.

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  3. Hi...just to recommend u to try the best pudding here with brand INSYIRAH...if u the chocolate lover...try the chocolate pudding...this stall also offer u custard pudding n bread pudding with vanilla sauce...this very established company running by very friendly husband n wife...but you must keep the chocolate pudding and custard pudding chill first before serve...the bread pudding best serve warm...

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