Friday, Apr 10

10 Foods You Can’t Miss During Ramadhan Bazaar In Malaysia

By Nur Azim Syukri Hamzah

While it’s lockdown season, Muslim’s holy month “Ramadhan” is also around the corner. and This isn’t only exciting for Muslims but also all Malaysian non-Muslims. For those who didn’t know what is Ramadhan, it is the fasting month for Muslims over the world. During the month, Muslims will fast from food and drink from dawn to dusk.

Perhaps the most special part of Ramadan in Malaysia is the Ramadhan bazaars that can be found almost all over the country, offering mouth-watering food for you to spend your fasting season. The Ramadhan bazaar usually opens from 3PM till 8PM. A visit to the Ramadhan bazaar is a must as there will be a variety of food and freshly baked treats to tempt your eye from assorted kuih (sweet and savoury snacks) to a complete set of meals.

And I heard that this year’s Ramadhan bazaar will be quite different from last year. Maybe we’ll be having our first Drive-thru bazaar. Who knows? Keep reading and we tell you some of the best food to get at Ramadan Bazaar 2020!

Top 10 Food To Buy At Ramadhan Bazaar 

1. Ayam Percik

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A Malaysian grilled or roasted chicken marinated in flavorful spices. The chicken will be roasted and the marinade will be caramelized on the meat thus giving the delicious coating that will delight your taste bud. This is the no 1 on our list if you go to Ramadhan Bazaar.

2. Murtabak

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Number 2 in our list is the typical Malaysian stuffed pancake or pan-fried bread that usually fills with different types of delicious filling. It can be meat, veggies, eggs, and onions. A simple dish but the flavour is just wonderful! Trust me ????.

3. Satay


Whether in a restaurant or a stall you can find satay almost anywhere in Malaysia. Satay, or sate is a Southeast Asian dish of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat, served with a hot and delicious peanut sauce. You can choose from chicken, beef, lamb and many more types. So don’t forget to put satay on your Ramadhan bazaar checklist.

4. Roti John


Roti John is a long bread stuffed with meat, vegetables, cheese, and other ingredients with a variety of sauces. It may seem like a sinful dish but a must buy food at Ramadhan bazaar.

5. Popiah


Number 5 on our list is the local favourite. Popiah is a popular Malaysian spring roll layered with sweet chili sauces, meat, vegetable filling, and garnishes all wrapped in a neat and tasty parcel.

6. Kebab


Marinated roasted meats on skewers and placed in a hotdog bun. What’s better than this.

7. Tepung Pelita

My personal favourite. Tepung pelita is Malaysian two-layer traditional kuih prepared in a square mold made of banana leaves.It has creamy top (from the coconut milk) and sweet bottom taste. For anyone with a sweet tooth out there, this kuih is a must buy at Ramadhan bazaar.

8.Air Soya and Air tebu

Air soya is soy milk while air tebu is sugarcane. The drinks can be the most wanted drink during Ramadhan as it is the perfect partner to wind down the heat of the day.

9. Otak Otak

If you directly translate otak-otak in English, it can be “brain brain”, but this dish has nothing to do with brains. It is made of spiced ground fish meat and steamed in a banana leaf casing with a mind-blowingly delicious taste!

10. Putu Bambu


The last on our list is also a Malaysian traditional delicacy, the famous Putu Bambu. Rice flour filled with gula melaka (palm sugar), steamed in hollow bamboo casings and grated coconut as a topping.The mouth-watering putu bamboo will satisfy your taste bud with its soft, fluffy and cottony texture and appealing aroma and sweetness.

There you go! 10 Food You Can’t-Miss During Ramadhan Bazaar in Malaysia. Cheer Up! Even we are in lockdown, you can still get our favourite ramadhan dish. Remember to Stay Home and Stay safe! Don’t stress out! Just Duduk Rumah and order your food online .

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