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Ramadan Bazaar in Singapore Geylang Serai


I always look forward to Ramadan bazaars as it is a good opportunity to enjoy all sorts of traditional and modern Halal street food popular in Malaysia and Singapore.

During the Ramadan, I will be blogging about a few Ramadan bazaars in Singapore and Malaysia. 

My first Ramadan bazaar this year is in Singapore located at the Sims Ave and Geylang Road area near Paya Lebar MRT station.

The food stalls were ready and started serving customers from around 5:00pm onwards when people started trickling in to buy their favourite food for breaking fast.

Let's take a walk around the bazaar with me.


Pinkish Ramly burger patties sizzling on the griddle.

As the food stalls are all under large pitched tents, all the cooking at the bazaar here are flameless i.e. there are no gas or charcoal stoves.

All cooking are by electrical cooking equipment from deep fryers, to rossiteres, ovens, griddles, grills, steamers, to toasters.


There were several Japanese takoyaki stalls.

Takoyaki is a popular ball-shaped Japanese snack made with wheat flour ball filled with minced or diced sotong (squid), and cooked in a special takoyaki pan. 

The takoyaki balls can also be filled with prawns, or chicken ham and cheese.


BBQ stalls selling flat squares of freshly grilled minced chicken meat is quite common here. Interestingly, I didn't notice this BBQ food in Johor's Ramadan bazaars.


Turkish kebabs sold in burrito style wraps are very popular.


Nasi Briyani.


I have two photos of nasi briyani here because I am fascinated by fragrant basmati rice and spices cooked in large deep tubs with juicy meat buried inside. 

Yum! yum!


The goreng goreng stalls sell all kinds of fried battered vegetables and fruits.


Grilled and slightly charred fresh corn on a cob.


Freshly grilled otak otak with the spicy fish paste bursting out from the coconut leaf wrappers. One of the stalls at the bazaar makes the otak otak right here at the stall.


Fresh, oven baked pizza with thick brown crust at the Ramadan bazaar.

Did you noticed the green and fiery red chili peppers on this pizza?

Looks delicious!


The ever popular roti John.


Grilled tilapia fish.


Putu piring is a traditional Malay sweet cake made with steamed grated coconut, rice flour and gula Melaka.


Come over and enjoy the food and fun at the Ramadan bazaar.

Singapore Ramadan Bazaar
AddressSims Ave and Geylang Road area near Paya Lebar MRT station, Singapore 
GPS: 1.316006,103.896669
Hours: Buka puasa till 8:00pm

Date visited: 30 Jun 2014  

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  1. Just wanted to highlight a store. The putu piring store that you have photographed has the worse tasting Putu Piring. Had to throw them away as the flour is uncooked and there were pieces without gula melaka. I would recommend you to visit the Ramadan Bazaar in Kampong Glam. Arrive early as many stores will sell out!

    1. Thank you for your feedback. I shall visit the Kampong Glam Ramadan bazaar soon. I'll be there early :D Salam Berpuasa to you and family.

  2. Hi Johor Kaki, do you remember where is the otak stall you mentioned? I can't find them this year. Usually a big stall that sells all types of otah and they prepare right there.


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