Sep 2, 2010

Bazaar Ramadan @ Bangsar

@ Jalan Telawi Satu, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

I guess I'm hooked on Ramadan Bazaars as I found myself touring the Bangsar one recently. It feels smaller versus last year even though it's at the same location. Old favourites still remain like this Ikan Bakar stall. Unlike the usual Ikan Bakar places, they use a foil packet to cook the seafood within and call it Portugese Seafood. Business must have been good last year as this year they have two hotplates. What's really popular is their sotong or lala goreng on the hotplate for RM5 a portion. Whenever I passed by the stall, there'll be a crowd of people waiting for their food to be cooked.

The ayam percik stall is back again but instead of the corner lot, they have taken a space inside. To ensure their chickens are grilled for the buka puasa crowd, sometimes they start preparing from 2pm onwards. It takes a while for them to set up the stoves filled with hot charcoals and they need to grill about 150 pieces a day.

Once grilled the pieces of chicken are stacked aside. They'll be dipped in the sweet but spicy sauce before serving to the customers.

Here's a new stall which grabbed everyone's attention with their trays and trays of colourful agar-agar.

I really liked the designs of the agar-agar as they look like Modern Art pieces with swirls and hoops.

I loved the colours of some like this bright green and yellow agar-agar. It was tempting to get a few slices but I decided to restrain myself since we had dinner plans.

Besides the agar-agar, the stall was also selling various desserts like Puteri Mandi - multi coloured glutinous rice dumplings mixed in a sweet coconut milk broth flavoured with pandan leaves and topped with freshly grated coconut.

One stall at the end was selling various kuih at a reasonable price - 3 pieces for RM1. I'm always attracted to the sweet green and white colours of the Kuih Seri Ayu. They're quite plain and sponge like with a topping of freshly grated coconut.



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