10 minutes walk from my student’s residential, Taman Sri Serdang’s ramadan bazaar boasts a great number of about 200 stalls (according to the list published by The Star). There are 2 lanes with stalls on each side, so in total, 4 rows to browse for your favourite food :>
Walking in from Boo Long coffeeshop’s side, this stall caught my eye. The common kuih like onde-onde, pillow-shaped karipap and kuih ketayap are sold along side the less common one, like the red and cyan coloured lap chup as well as watermelon shaped agar-agar. Similarly, boolicious saw nicer ones at ramadan bazaar Taman Melawati.
This stall sells ayam percik of various parts which you can choose. There are drumsticks, wings, breast and liver. Then they take your picks and smother them with spicy chili sauce.
Sup tulang lembu, very flavourful. I’m not sure how you eat it, probably with just a squeze of calamansi juice, some fresh beansprout and a few dash of cili padi and shallots, as seen on her stall.
I bought from this nasi briyani/tomato stall once. For RM3, it comes with a big piece of grilled chicken in sweet chilli sauce with peanut fragrance, a packet of acar and a packet of dhal curry. Acar which is a salad of cucumber, pineapple slices and julienned carrot is good; sweet and sour making the meal very appetising. The potato and french beans in dhal curry is very tasty with nasi briyani too. However the chicken is quite hard while the briyani rice is not very fragrant.
Spoil yourself silly with the choices of drinks ;D Yam, honeydew, mata kucing, coconut water, cendol, bandung cincau, lychee, watermelon, soy bean, soy bean cincau… They sell a huge packet fit for 3 to drink for RM2. Some drink stalls also sell tau fu fah (soy bean curd).
This is the kebab stall I like. The slab of chicken meat on this metal pole is slowly grilled until crisp. Then it is sliced and thrown on the flat plate grill and tossed with vege mixture of cabbage, lettuce, carrots, etc and a dash of pepper sauce. They are generously filled into either pita pockets or normal hotdog buns before adding a squirt of mayonnaise and ketchup. Delicious! Besides chicken, there is beef but it’s processed minced beef which tasted artificial.
Barbecued chicken wings with honey.
Roti John.. the cheaper version of foot-long subs ;D Brushed with egg and meat mixture before being grilled face down. Some stalls are selling Roti John berempah, adding some spices into the mixture for a change.
Kuih cara berlauk and kuih cara manis. Very nice and slightly creamy inside. Jian, you still keep the kuih cara recipe we had to prepare in Form 2 KH? Can sell RM1 for 3.. untung manyak oh~
Chicken rice ala Malay style. The chicken is marinated with spices and deep-fried. This stall and another one opposite the lap chup stall fries them at the spot, ensuring fresh and sizzling hot chicken.
The only lemang stall here and he sells beef rendang that goes along sumptiously. The lemang he brings is still intact in the bamboo tube. Upon order, he splits open the bamboo to reveal a cylindrical leaf wrapped glutinous rice and cuts it into smaller portions. Each portion is sold for RM2.
Roti jala. I love it! It goes so uber-deliciously good with the tangy curry. The curry has bits of candied nutmeg in it.
Ikan bakar. Banana leaf is used as the base to prevent burning the flesh of seafood while giving a nice aroma and flavour to it.
Assorted kuih which I never fail to buy :3 Sedap, sedap! I always end up choosing onde-onde and kuih ketayap.
This is my ultimate favourite, nasi kerabu Cikgu Zanie! They have two stalls, one on each lane. A pack of blue tinged nasi kerabu with all the fresh greens and some crispy keropok ikan cost RM2. Once I added beef slices (+RM1) which is very hard to bite. They’re marinated in satay marinate and grilled, so tastewise kinda like satay.
Solok (grated coconut and fish paste stuffed in green chili +50¢) is a must for this dish. There is also a whitish chicken cooked in coconut milk. If you add that, they drizzle a spoonful of coconut cream into your rice. Nice :)
There are two sauces, one is this thick peanuty sauce that I can’t get enough of. But the true sauce which gives that kick is the sweet cili padi infused sauce with bunga kantan. Your mouth is a wonderful explosion of flavours from the beansprouts, corriander, long beans, kerisik and the sweet sauce. If you are to ta pau for later, ask to separate the keropok ikan else it turns soggy.
Ah, another glistening ayam percik.
Ayam golek. There is one stall at the far end, opposite the lemang stall, is doing very brisk business. My friend recommended that their sauce is very good.
Kuih akok, a custardy kuih that’s very delicious! Outside it’s baked but inside is oozing with eggy custard. This stall wasn’t open that day, so I took the photo from last year.
Tonight I’ll be heading back to Penang for my raya break! *happy happy 123* Dunno why this University Penuh Muslihat decide that the holiday falls one week earlier. Probably to ease balik kampung traffic congestion which may be caused by Universiti Penuh Manusia. Anyway also, it’s a win-win situation for me :] This means I’m in time to visit Penang’s ramadan bazaar! Posts will continue from home sweet home.