Here are some amazing Ramadan Bazaars...
Posted on 22 May 2018
Ramadan has arrived!
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar, and is considered the most sacred month to Muslims as this was when the holy book al-Quran is believed to have been revealed.
Mosque. Photo taken by: theculturetrip
During Ramadan, Muslims practice one of the five pillars of Islam: fasting. This practice starts from dawn and ends on sunset, Muslims all over the world participate in the month-long abstinence of food and drink. Muslims socially encourage and support one another with fasting, and at the end of the fast (at sunset), Muslims gather together for iftar, the breaking of fast ceremony.
Muslim friends. Photo taken by: dailycaller
In Malaysia, extravagant celebration of Ramadan is a nationwide norm. Ordinary streets from all corners of the country transform into grand streetfood fiestas, locally known as Ramadan Bazaars. Enjoyed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike, the bazaars provide a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some of the most sumptuous authentic Malay dishes such as ayam percik, murtabak and laksa utar - all at inexpensive prices.
Ramadan Bazaar. Photo taken by: flickr
The bazaar starts at 4pm and with some stretching up to 2 kilometres, you can indulge in some amazing dishes and enjoy an authentic Malaysian festive bazaar experience at the same time!
Ramadan Bazaar Jalan Masjid India. Photo taken by: malaymail
Here is a list of some of the best Ramadan Bazaars available to explore in Kuala Lumpur:
1. Kampung Baru Ramadan Bazaar
Located along Jalan Raja Alang, the Kampung Baru Ramadan Bazaar is occupied by over 200 stalls selling mouth-watering dishes. The Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa stall is sometimes regarded as the city’s very best nasi lemak (Malaysia’s national dish, made of fragrant coconut rice with anchovies, peanuts, egg and sambal). The Bubur lambuk (rice porridge) is also another very popular dish at this bazaar, cooked at a local mosque and is offered to the public, FOR FREE!
Kampung Baru Ramadan Bazaar. Photo taken by: thesundaily
2. TTDI Ramadan Bazaar
TTDI is short for Taman Tun Dr Ismail, a neighbourhood nearby One Utama shopping complex and houses a hotspot for iftar food hunting. Located at Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, people line up patiently for its murtabak raja, a stuffed pancake that comprises of lamb, beef or chicken. Get there early, around 4pm, this is because the early bird (in this case) will catch the less crowded experience and even a parking spot too.
TTDI Ramadan Bazaar. Photo taken by: vkeong
3. Jalan Masjid India and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman Ramadan Bazaar
If you love traditional items, Jalan Masjid India and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (adjacent roads), are popular shopping sites for inexpensive attire, snacks and household goods. Unsurprisingly, during Ramadan, the hosted bazaar here offers stunning Malay food. Stalls like the Mak Wan stall, selling nasi campur, is typically sold out by 5pm!
Authentic experience at Jalan Masjid India and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman Ramadan Bazaar. Photo taken by: themalaysiantimes
4. Bangsar Ramadan Bazaar
The prosperous location of Bangsar is no exception to this festive food frenzy. It holds its own daily Bazaar Ramadan at Jalan Telawi 1, right beside Saidina Abu Bakar As Siddiq mosque. Some claim that it has shrunk over the years, but it is still one of the best bazaars to visit, especially when you’re pressed for time. Most notably, the legendary putu piring (steamed rice cake snack) is praised by many KL citizens reminding us all that the bazaar itself is truly a food haven.
Bangsar Ramadan Bazaar. Photo taken by: timeout
To all our friends that are fasting this Ramadan
We hope you will enjoy this sacred month in spectacular fashion.
Selamat berbuka puasa!
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