Shah Alam’s Pasar Ramadhan is so big (5 packed rows of food!) that we’ve decide to do it justice and give its fair chance of mentions. It’s located at the parking lot of Stadium Shah Alam, in Seksyen 13. Ample parking space does wonders to reduce the congestion in the area. The only thing you might need is a pair of sunglasses and a GPS – we’ve… More »
So one hot sunny Friday afternoon, me and the FriedChillies crew were at Pasar Ramadhan USJ4, just about 10 minutes away from Subang Jaya Town Centre. We found that some stalls from the SS18 PaRam has shifted here while construction is going on at that side. Happy to see that Daging Bakar Rimau Nangis and Briyani Powerhouse here.
The crowds were good and the choices fantastic. Here are my top three picks from Pasar Ramadhan USJ4. 1. Waris Mungkal Ooo... siput sedut masak lemak
The lovely Jannah at this stall specializes in Gulai Minang. An array of gulais were laid out in front, with daging salai, siput sedut, itik salai and many more. The best thing was Jannah cooks the gulai on the spot with her own secret blend of rempah. A mix British/Jawa parentage, she learnt how to make minang food from her mother in law several years ago and thought to give her cooking a try at the pasar ramadhan. Fresh from the giant woks.
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We've had plenty of queries about where this PaRam is at. Before, it was at the carpark on Jalan Melawati 2. Due to constructions it's now shifted all along Jalan Melawati 1. It's narrow but long and it still has loads of good stuff. We found the sellers here really cool and friendly and it's good on the budget too. Gets busy pretty much like most PaRams we've been to, 4.30pm onwards.
So ta da! Here are our 3 picks here. 1. Botak Ikan Bakar Our favourite bald dude here sizzling the good stuff
This stall has been in business for about 4 years. He's actually a contractor but each Ramadhan will take leave and sell ikan bakar. Cooking delicious seafood is a sort of hobby. His specialty is Lobster! Every year he will have lobster at his stall (shoulda call this stall Gerai Botak Lobster Bakar- baru kaw!) Other than that he has fish, cockles, squid and whatever seafood he can get his hands on.
Prices are according to size and what you're buying. Opens at 3pm and peaking between 5.30pm- 6.30pm. 2. Raja Jus Buah
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Just before Ramadhan we've been busy filming in our spanking Food Studio! Special for this Ramadhan we shot an Arabic themed cooking show with cheeky Chef Khalil. This dude comes from Alexandria via Brooklyn. Previously he ran a pizza joint in New York called Pizza Art and yes, he can toss those pizzas. We had to make sure it didn't hit our soundproofing on the ceiling.
His first show is called Habibi in the Kitchen and we've designed recipes that will make your dry mouth water. From Arabic favourites like Lamb Tagine and Macarona Bechamel to cool fusion like a killer Shawerma pizza, it will certainly add some pizzaz to your kitchen and buka. Here's a little teaser. Right in front is the Syrian 7 spice and a modified tahini sauce for the pizza. Pizza dough, soft as a baby's bottom. Making the shawerma chicken topping, this is good as a fajita stuffing too!
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This has been one of our go-to PaRams for a few years, mainly because it's near to the HQ and not as large as Taman Tun. Eventhough it's small, there are a few quality stalls here. It varies from year to year. This PaRam starts getting busy from 4.30pm onwards peaking between 5.30pm and 6.30pm. Roads are congested but you usually can get parking because most people come in and out quickly from this pasar.
Here are our 3 picks from this PaRam.
1. Murtabak Beratur (since 1987)
This stall opens early, about 2.30pm and gets really busy about 4pm. They sell about 400 murtabaks a day. We talked to a few buyers and they love it because it's taste is consistent. Also because there are nice meat chunks in them unlike a lot of murtabaks that skimps and just tastes of egg and onions only. Worth the queue!
You can choose chicken or beef at RM3 each.
2. Kam Binn Bro
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Setiawangsa folks are a lucky bunch! There are 3 Ramadhan markets clustered near to each other in this area. You folks are definitely spoilt for choice! If you get to the one behind the LRT station that's Keramat Permai. So turn into Setiawangsa itself and there are two within walking distance. This is the main outdoor market under blue tents starting from the KK Mart till the main road. These stalls are run by the traders association as opposed to the independent stalls on another side of the road.
Now that we've got that cleared. Here are our top Setiawangsa picks.
Nasi Kerabu Thai managed by Kak Sopiah is a real steal. The best thing about Sopiah's is the budu is made fresh. You heard that right. The daging salai, ikan masin and solok combo has a very fresh taste. Great colours and flavours too. Prices start at around RM5.00 onwards and depends on what 'lauk' is chosen.
Nasi Ayam Percik - First time we've seen ayam percik being used in a nasi ayam manner. Of course we had to try this one out. The percik chicken is flavourful and not too spicy so this is good for breaking fast. Price is RM5.50 per set which includes rice (the chicken rice… Continue reading »
Bangsar Pasar Ramadhan gets busy starting from about 5pm onwards which means that this is a working crowd PaRam, Here's our top three picks for Bangsar.
This is Rojak Singapura. Rows after rows of grilled stuff from prawn fritters in batter, potatoes in batter, squid in batter, tauhu in batter and the list goes on and on. The queue is long, the red sauce sweet and our favourite is the generous prawn fritter, cekodok bawang, long fishcake and boiled eggs. Cost varies but be prepared to spend from RM9 onwards.
Next on our list is Tepung Pelita Inn. This unassuming stall serves tepung pelita that is really smooth, fragrant and most importantly not watery like most of the amateurish ones. RM2 for 5 pieces that went down in less than two minutes.
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