Saturday, 11 June 2016
Ramadan Bazar Kuala Lumpur Bangsar Telawi 4 JK1516
Visited the Ramadan Bazar at Bangsar, Jalan Telawi 4 this evening which is one of my old haunts. I used to come to the Sunday pasar malam here, and of course, the Ramadan bazar during the Muslim holy month.
I estimate that there are about 50 to 60 food stalls here, a bit smaller scale than before but still attracting a good crowd. The bazaar used to take up two streets but now it's only one street as the area is hemmed in by new shops and eateries.
Let's take a walk together and see some of the Ramadan food stalls here in Bangsar.
There's nasi briyani - the dum version where the half cooked meat (spice marinated chicken or mutton) and spice infused basmati rice are finished together in an air tight pot.
The ubiquitous murtabak - where minced spiced chicken, beef or mutton is folded between layers of bread and fried till crispy outside on a sizzling flat cast iron griddle.
Samurai ayam percik :-D
Ayam percik originally from Kelantan is large meaty pieces of spice marinated chicken grilled till the edges are charred and eaten slathered with a creamy sauce of coconut milk infused with spices.
Cucur udang or deep fried prawn fritters. Prawn(s) set on a spiced flour dough deep fried to a crisp. Eaten with a savoury spicy chili and soy sauce dip.
Kambing golek or whole lamb grilled on a rotating spit over charcoal.
Deep fried spice marinated quail.
Grilled seafood blanketed with sambal chili (savoury chili paste).
The traditional ayam golek is replaced by the modern portable glass encased rotisserie. I miss the old smokey style of grilling chicken on an open rotating spit over charcoal embers.
Roti John Black with charcoal loaf. Something which I am seeing for the first time.
While many like to try something new, others prefer the familiar home cooked style nasi campur (rice with a variety of different side dishes).
Roti Jala or net bread eaten with a curry.
Putu Bambu - rice cakes stuffed and steamed in bamboo hollow and eaten with shredded coconut pulp and brown sugar. There's a choice of plain rice cake or infused with pandan essence which looks light green.
Putu piring - rice cakes filled with palm sugar and steamed in small steel saucers. Eaten with shredded coconut pulp.
There are a few drinks stalls. I didn't see any katira drink (popular in Johor) at the Bangsar Ramadan bazar.
Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar, Jalan Telawi 4 is at Masjid Saidina Abu Bakar As-siddiq. GPS: 3.131254, 101.672262 / 3°07'52.5"N 101°40'20.1"E.
May I take this opportunity to wish you and your family Ramadan Mubarak!
Date visited: 10 Jun 2016
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