The Best Ramadan Bazaars in Klang Valley
Do you hear that? Dates from the Middle East… Yusof Taiyoob… Yeah, RAMADAN IS COMING! YASSSSSS!
Ramadan is really a month of appreciation. Fasting helps remind them of the suffering of the less fortunate, like those who can’t afford food, and as such, we learn to appreciate having food to eat every day. As a non-Muslim, the fasting month makes me appreciate my fellow Muslim companions, because it’s really not the same without them around for lunch.
When it’s time to break fast, it really makes me happier knowing I can share a meal with my Muslim companions again.
Of course, the one thing we really look forward to in the fasting month is FOOD. Ramadan Bazaars. Everywhere. But always remember, don’t buy too much, because we all know that’s what we always do.
Speaking of Ramadan Bazaars, here are some of the best (in my opinion) in the Klang Valley:
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI)
It’s one of the biggest bazaars in the Klang Valley, and it’s definitely not short of good food. Ask anyone living in PJ and they would ask you to go to TTDI for the best food stalls, especially the ayam percik, it’s a must-try!
It’s located where the Sunday pasar malam is, along Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2.
Stadium Shah Alam
This bazaar is a little harder to spot if you haven’t yet been there, but I assure you, it’s worth going. The bazaar is located at the car park area, so don’t be alarmed if you can’t find it. It’s also one of the biggest, and I’d normally head there earlier, around 4.30 p.m. to have a more comfortable walk.
What you’ll really want to try is the ayam golek, mainly because it’s definitely going to catch your attention as you walk. Just look at the amount of chicken skewered!
And those are whole chickens, not just wings, so just imagine how big that whole thing is!
So yeah, definitely go to Stadium Shah Alam, Section 13 at least once.
Taman Melawati, KL
Not only is it big, it is also one of the most crowded bazaars.
The must-try food from this bazaar includes the kuih pelita. I’m a huge fan of kuihs, and I can’t really describe it but the kuih pelita there is just… different. They have just the right balance of texture (some places have ones that are too runny) and taste.
Because of its choices of food, the Taman Melawati Bazaar is definitely one of those where you overspend, so stay alert!
Another popular bazaar in KL is in Kampung Baru along Jalan Raja Alang. During this period, the entire road will be closed off to cars to cater for the bazaar.
Kampung Baru is known for having delectable east-coast cuisine. So if you’re heading there, do try the nasi dagang and nasi kerabu stalls, where they have a feast of dishes to go along with the rice.
When I really just want to buy a meal, I’d head over to Bangsar. It’s not as massive as the others, which is a good thing, because they have good food, but not too many stalls that would distract you from your true motive in going to a bazaar.
One of my favourite stalls would be the Portuguese-style seafood, because really, is there anyone who hates seafood? I really love the stir-fried sotong, even more so when the sotong is cooked to perfection, where it’s not too chewy from being overcooked.
So that’s it for my list. Which do you think is the best?