I visited my first Ramadan bazaar today at S'Mart Pandan (off Jalan Tebrau). I look forward to Ramadan Bazaars every year to try many traditional local dishes together, some of which are sold only during Ramadan. At Ramadan bazaars, I see people from every community looking for and enjoying delicious food together. It always makes me feel very happy :)
Let's take a walk through the many interesting stalls with me :)
When at Ramadan bazaars, I always look out for the ayam golek stall. It's very easy to spot the ayam golek stall - just look out for the bellowing smoke. The ayam golek is always the smokiest stall! It's a visual spectacle, and the charcoal roasted chicken is delicious too :)
Smoking BBQ chicken wings over hot charcoal.
Ayam Percik, the popular Kelantanese spicy BBQ chicken on bamboo skewers. Eaten with Nasi Kerabu - a Kelantanese style of bluish hued rice mixed with herbs.
Many people like to break fast with spicy Ikan Bakar.
Thick slabs of succulent stingray, laid on a banana leaf, topped with a thick blanket of spicy sambal, gently grilled on a large flat iron griddle - yummy!!
Happy chefs frying sambal udang (spicy prawns).
Fried cockles in sambal! Something I seldom see :)
One of the several murtabak (pan-fried bread with chicken or mutton stuffing) stalls.
There were several Nasi Padang stalls.
Traditional Roti Jala or "net bread" eaten with curry.
Many stalls selling colourful cold drinks.
Katirha, the hottest cold drink this Ramadan.
There are many places to experience Ramadan bazaars in Johor Bahru:
- Bandar Baru Uda
- Bukit Indah (AEON Jusco)
- Kampung Melayu
- Pandan (S'mart, Map: http://goo.gl/maps/rWX0O, GPS: 1.533739,103.783121)
- Seri Alam
- Stadium Larkin
- Taman Perling (Perling Mall)
- Taman Universiti (Jalan Kemuliaan 4, Map: http://goo.gl/maps/uuWjl GPS: 1.529897,103.620249)
- Taman Dahlia
- Taman Johor
- Taman Suria (near Giant)
- Taman Ungku Tun Aminah (near Caltex petrol station)
- Taman Rinting (Jalan Sena)
- Taman Sri Pulai
- Tampoi (Plaza Angsana)