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Top 5 @ PaRam Kelana Jaya

by Honey Ahmad, on Thu, July 25, 2013 - 10:13:53 AM, 0 comment
Quickie Review

Oh yeah, this is another killer Pasar Ramadhan. Kelana Jaya usually comes up trumps and this year is no different. It's located behind Giant and it's a long stretch of delicious goodies. This year there's a concentration of Minang food (ramai orang nogori kat Kelana Jaya nih), simmering woks of rendang and gulai kawah and goodies like ayam tempayan, honey and herb rubbed chooks grilled in huge claypots. Oh we heard the kek batik is good too. Dugaan...

We of course had to do a Top 5 instead of our usual 3.

1. Samosa Mini Murtabak

Murtabak SamosaThe best kind of love triangle

This modest stall has one of the longest queue here. Reason being is that the skins of these babies are homemade and utterly crispy. Comes in chicken and beef and fried on the spot so it's still a little bit warm when you Buka with it later. It's 80 cents for one and 4 for RM3. On normal days they do sell at various pasar malams in TTDI, KJ, Sg Way and Setia Alam.

2. Gerai Seafood Giant

Big PrawnsHello BIG prawns!

Everything in this stall is…  Continue reading »

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Top 3 @ PaRam Taman Tun

by Honey Ahmad, on Wed, July 24, 2013 - 11:18:43 AM, 0 comment
Quickie Review

We have to say that this year, Taman Tun has really pulled up their socks. Last two years this PaRam seemed a shadow of it's delicious self and we like to think that they listened to what people have to say and enticed some good sellers this year. Parking is not so horrendous with a car park next door. A good time to go is about 5.15 to 6pm, the early punters have left and late comers not quite there yet.

For our top 3, we decided to go where the queue is longest and see if the hype of these sellers live up to it.

1. Popia Line Panjang

The sellerBusiest man in the market!

You can't miss this stall. There's a perpetual queue here, at least 12 people long. And people do, waiting patiently for this dude in a kopiah to roll them up. We lucked out and got the last 5 right at the end of the day. So is this popia worth the queue? We think it is. It's succulent even after bringing it home and eating it for supper.

PopiaMoist fillings

He uses the bigger yellow taugeh so has a different crunch to it and doesn't skimp on nuts. Moist and…  Continue reading »

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Top 5 @ PaRam Stadium Shah Alam

by Acacia Daud, on Tue, July 23, 2013
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 »

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Top 3 @ Pasar Ramadhan USJ 4

by Edwan S., on Sat, July 20, 2013 - 2:24:44 PM, 0 comment
Quickie Review

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

Siput SedutOoo... 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.

The lovely JannahFresh from the giant woks.

The gorgeous yellow, creamy kuahs are to die for. Go for siput sedut and…  Continue reading »

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Top 3 @ PaRam Melawati

by Aden, on Fri, July 19, 2013 - 10:09:39 AM, 0 comment
Quickie Review

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

Abang BotakOur 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.

Ikan Bakar

Prices are according to size and what you're buying. Opens at 3pm and peaking between 5.30pm- 6.30pm.

2. Raja Jus BuahContinue reading »

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Habibi in the Kitchen

by Honey Ahmad, on Thu, July 18, 2013 - 7:00:06 PM, 0 comment
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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!

For full recipes, catch Habibi in the Kitchen this…  Continue reading »

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Top 3 Pasar Ramadhan Sg. Penchala

by Aden, on Thu, July 18, 2013 - 12:04:29 PM, 0 comment
Quickie Review

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)

Murtabak Sellers

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

Kambing on a spit

We want you…  Continue reading »


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