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MOVED: Ramadhan Bazaar by Bus to Larkin Stadium in Johor Bahru

Ramadhan Bazaar

This is my third Ramadhan bazaar visit this year, and this time, I took public bus (SMRT 950 and 170) from Woodlands Bus Interchange to Larkin Bus Station.

Ramadhan Bazaar

I boarded bus 950 at Woodlands Bus Interchange. After clearing Singapore and Malaysia immigration, I boarded bus 170 at the JB CIQ. Bus 170 will take us to Larkin bus station which is a 10-15 minutes ride. Larkin stadium is another 10-15 minutes walk from Larkin bus station. Ask for directions when you are at Larkin bus station. To return to Singapore, just back track and take the buses in reverse order.

Like the Ramadhan bazaars at Plaza Angsana and Pandan that I have visited, the bazaar at Larkin also has plenty of interesting food on offer.

Let's just take a sampling of what we can find at Larkin Stadium Ramadhan bazaar.

Ramadhan Bazaar

This delicious looking dish is known as Roti Pita Kebab.

Ramadhan Bazaar

Mobile barbecue fish ball satay on the back of a Honda cub. Something that I've not seen before.

Ramadhan Bazaar

The fish balls are homemade in Kelantan and delivered by bus everyday to Larkin bus station. That's a very neat arrangement!

Ramadhan Bazaar

These are Sata, a traditional dish from the eastern state of Terengganu, consisting of spiced fish meat wrapped in banana leaves and grilled over charcoal. (Thanks to Laura Benjamin for the information.)

Ramadhan Bazaar

Nasi kukus originally from Kelantan is getting very popular in Johor. Frying chicken for the nasi kukus.

Ramadhan Bazaar

Customers pick the piece of fried chicken that they want to go with their nasi kukus.

Ramadhan Bazaar

Roti John. Another popular staple, there are several Roti John stands here.

Ramadhan Bazaar

There was a long queue waiting for this lady's fried kway teow and she told me that she had been to my johorkaki blog, YAY!

Ramadhan Bazaar

Grilling kebabs.

Ramadhan Bazaar

Ayam percik.

Ramadhan Bazaar

Barbecue chicken.

Ramadhan Bazaar

Spring rolls.

Ramadhan Bazaar

Flipping the dough for the murtabak. There are 3, if not 4, murtabak stalls here.

Ramadhan Bazaar

Grilled fish covered under a thick blanket of fiery sambal chili. 

Ramadhan Bazaar

Sup kambing or mutton soup. We can choose the parts that we want to go with the soup.

Ramadhan Bazaar

Frying keropok lekor or fish cake.


Ramadhan Bazaar

Location: Larkin Stadium (officially known as Stadium Tan Sri Dato' Hj Hassan Yunos)
Address: Junction of Jalan Dato Jaafar and Jalan Sentosa
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/PoUDV
GPS: 1.495955,103.751047
Halal

Sin Katong Rice Dumpling Bak Chang 新加东肉粽 in Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru

Rice Dumpling 肉粽

We stumbled upon Sin Katong Rice Dumpling 新加东肉粽 in Taman Johor Jaya while looking for a quick breakfast.

Rice Dumpling 肉粽

The freshly made rice dumplings were enticingly displayed out in front.

I noted at least seven varieties available, namely, traditional pork, plain (kosong), sambal prawns, mung beans, "Extra" with salted eggs, kidney beans, and nonya. Chatting with the workers, I was told that their "Extra" and nonya dumplings are the hottest sellers.

The rice dumplings are for take away only, so there are no dining facilities at the shop.

This is not really a problem as most coffee shops do not mind us eating our dumplings in their shop as long as we buy something (e.g. drinks) from them.

Rice Dumpling 肉粽

We tried a traditional pork dumpling. It was good. Not too salty, just a right balance of sweet and saltiness. The glutinous rice was cooked just right, it felt dense yet tender.

Rice Dumpling 肉粽

The nonya rice dumpling was excellent. The glutinous rice was tender yet firm and the filling was packed with flavourful spiced, tender meat.

Sin Katong's rice dumplings are made right there at the shop.

Rice Dumpling 肉粽

A small mountain of stir fried glutinous rice.

Rice Dumpling 肉粽

The ingredients that go into a traditional pork rice dumpling 肉粽 are black mushrooms, chestnuts, and belly pork.

Rice Dumpling 肉粽

The golden salted egg yokes that go into Sin Katong's signature "Extra" dumplings.

Rice Dumpling 肉粽

Hand wrapping the glutinous rice and ingredients with bamboo leaves.

Rice Dumpling 肉粽

Tying the rice dumplings. I noticed that different types of dumpling are tied with different coloured raffle strings.

Rice Dumpling 肉粽

In the final step, the bundles of dumplings are boiled in large pots of hot water till the glutinous rice is cooked and soft.

If you are looking for good rice dumplings freshly made at the shop, Sin Katong Rice Dumpling 新加东肉粽 in Taman Johor Jaya could be what you are looking for.


Rice Dumpling 肉粽

Restaurant name: Sin Katong Rice Dumpling 新加东肉粽
Address: 12, Jalan Dedap 19,  No.33, Jalan Dedap 21, Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/2c6yX
GPS: 1.541118,103.801649
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Non Halal

Date visited: 25 July 2012

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Wanton Noodles @ Poh Kee 葆记云吞面 in Desa Tebrau and Kampung Pandan in Johor Bahru

Wanton Noodles @ Poh Kee 葆记云吞面 in Desa Tebrau and Kampung Pandan in Johor Bahru

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Kway Teow Kia @ Solid Cafeteria 祖传果条仔 in Taman Johor Jaya JB

Kway Teow Kia @ Solid Cafeteria 祖传果条仔 in Taman Johor Jaya JB

I liked Solid Cafeteria Kway Teow Kia when I first tried it back in 2012. When I visited this popular Johor Jaya KTK shop again recently, I realised that I liked it more than ever before. I used to find its KTK stock a bit "medicinal" but now I found it just nicely savoury sweet with subtle herbalness.

Ramadhan Bazaar near Carrefour, Pandan, Johor Bahru


This is my second Ramadhan bazaar this year because once a year is never enough. Actually, I am not sure if twice or how many times is enough for me. I never tire of Ramadhan bazaars because the sights, sounds, smells and atmosphere are always such wonderful treats for all our senses.


I doubled my walking pace towards the bazaar when I saw bellowing smoke and smelled the aroma of roasting chicken over charcoal.


The popiah stall where I could hear the crackers breaking when the lady wraps the spring rolls. 


Foot long roti John by the cheerful crew.


Satay ready for the charcoal grill.


Juicy kebabs roasting on the charcoal grill.


Smoking towers of yummy barbecue chicken wings and kebabs.


Lemang, traditional glutinous rice and coconut milk cooked in bamboo with wood fire.


Kambing (mutton) soup where you can choose any part of the lamb you like.


Colourful, mouth watering nasi briyani.


Freshly barbecued quails basking in the afternoon sun.


Ayam percik is a favourite from the peninsular east coast.


Freshly grilled stingrays or ikan pari painted red with a thick coat of sambal chili.


Listen to the sizzle of grilling fish.


Frying fish keropok or crackers.


Putu bambu, traditional cake made with ground rice and coconut in bamboo.


Popular staple murtabak.


Plenty of pretty cakes to tempt people with sweet tooth.



Dazzling colours and endless varieties of delicious traditional home cooked dishes. 


Sweet icy drinks in multi colours.


Location: Next to Carrefour, Pandan, Johor Bahru
Address: Just before the Tebrau Highway and Pasir Gudang Highway interchange
Map:  http://goo.gl/maps/TgZSH
GPS: 1.535037,103.784172
Halal

Date visited: 25 July 2012