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10 Of The Most Happening Ramadan Bazaars To Visit In Klang Valley

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Cheng Sim  •  Jun 15, 2016

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From the succulent grilled lamb to the sweetness of traditional desserts, it’s true when they say that the Ramadhan bazaar has something for everyone. Now that the holy month is upon us, remember to give yourself a moment to enjoy the bustling atmosphere that the bazaar brings once a year. If you’re in town and new to the food bazaar tradition, here are Klang Valley’s best that are ready to impress.
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1. Stadium Shah Alam, Section 13
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Crispy fried chicken goes well with a plate of steamed rice
Crispy fried chicken goes well with a plate of steamed rice[/caption] Credit: dillyshakir  What to expect: Bless Stadium Shah Alam for their spaciousness because when you have ayam golek, nasi biryani, barbecued chicken wings and cendol running this side of town, you need plenty of room. It comes to no surprise that they deemed themselves as one of the largest bazaars to visit, so come as early as 4pm before the crowd starts rushing in. [caption id="attachment_8726" align="alignnone" width="900"]
Carve a few smiles when you bring home this refreshing cendol
Carve a few smiles when you bring home this refreshing cendol[/caption] Credit: dillyshakir  #HHWT Tip: Stadium Shah Alam comes with a huge parking space, so finding your preferred spot wouldn’t be a problem. Address: Stadium Shah Alam, Section 13, Shah Alam, Selangor.Directions: If you're taking the train, hop off from KTM Batu Tiga Station and take a 10-minute taxi ride to Stadium Shah Alam. Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 4.30pm - 7.30pm  
2. Bangsar, Jalan Telawi 1
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Nasi ayam goreng kunyit anyone?
Nasi ayam goreng kunyit anyone?[/caption] Credit: theestherchew What to expect: From the slew of independent cafes, local designer boutiques and large expat community, Bangsar is known for many things. So you know where to be after you’ve buka puasa over delicious ayam percik, nasi biryani, deep fried prawn fritters and grilled seafood from the nearby bazaar. [caption id="attachment_8728" align="alignnone" width="900"]
Rojabak anyone? You read that right - roti jala + murtabak!
Rojabak anyone? You read that right - roti jala + murtabak![/caption] Credit: timeout Address: Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Directions: Hop off from LRT Bangsar Station and take a 7-minute taxi ride to Jalan Telawi 1 (behind Bangsar Village 2). Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 4.30pm - 7.30pm  
3. Kampung Baru
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The lively scene of a Ramadhan bazaar
The lively scene of a Ramadhan bazaar[/caption] Credit: wanista What to expect: A brownie point well-earned for its accessibility and strategic location. Formerly situated on Jalan Raja Muda Musa (near LRT Kampung Baru station), the annual Ramadhan bazaar has moved to a new location on JalanRaja Alang. Much-loved for its exciting twist of bazaar favourites, you will find Roti Goreng McGyver (deep fried popiah with chicken, beef or sardine filling) and Kebab Kukus (kebab-style chicken or beef between soft hotdog buns) here – so make it your once-a-year opportunity to pardon those extra calories. [caption id="attachment_8730" align="alignnone" width="900"]
We definitely cant turn our attention away from these barbecued wings!
We definitely cant turn our attention away from these barbecued wings![/caption] Credit: mcgkl #HHWT Tip: Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru is located within walking distance from the bazaar. Address: Jalan Raja Alang, Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Directions: Hop off from LRT Kampung Baru Station and opt for a 7-min walk or a 4-min taxi ride to Jalan Raja Alang. Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 4.30pm - 7.30pm  
4. Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI)
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The Ramadhan bazaar certainly unites us all
The Ramadhan bazaar certainly unites us all[/caption] Credit: backpackingmalaysia  What to expect: Should there ever be a popularity contest, the Ramadhan bazaar in TTDI is a tough contender to beat. Lined with an array of multicoloured tents, every imaginable Ramadhan classics are housed here including the succulent grilled lamb, pandan-flavoured apam balik, grilled ikan bakar and savoury murtabak. [caption id="attachment_8732" align="alignnone" width="900"]
The pandan flavoured apam balik is a unique take on the classic
The pandan flavoured apam balik is a unique take on the classic[/caption]Credit: vkeong Address: Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 4.30pm - 7.30pm  
5. Kampung Sungai Penchala
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Get your murtabak straight from the griddle
Get your murtabak straight from the griddle[/caption] Credit: myduacents  What to expect: The Kampung Sungai Penchala bazaar may be smaller compared to the large-scale atmosphere you’re used to but you will spot plenty of traditional favourites here. The main draw would be its medley of grilled goodness from the likes of ayam golek, satays, ayam panggang madu and burgers straight from the griddle. Address: Kampung Sungai Penchala, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 4.30pm - 7.30pm  
6. Section 17, Petaling Jaya
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Any Ramadhan bazaar is incomplete without ayam percik
Any Ramadhan bazaar is incomplete without ayam percik[/caption] Credit: hype What to expect: Stay as close as possible to Jaya One and the Section 17 bazaar will be around the corner and faithfully awaits. Be prepared to walk amidst the PJ locals who are also there to get a taste of unique street food twists such as potato chips on a skewer, heart-shaped murtabak maggi and grilled tongkek ayam (bishop’s nose) - yup, you read that right.
Section 17
Credit: @shelbybisou #HHWT Tip: Findinga parking spot is a daily challenge in Section 17. So, come early to score a good spot.Address: Jalan 17/1A, Section 17, Petaling Jaya. Directions: If you're taking the train, hop off from LRT Asia Jaya Station and take a 10-minute taxi ride to Section 17 (opposite Jaya One) Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 4.30pm - 7.30pm  
7. SS13, Subang Jaya
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Why not try something different and go for a cheese steak sandwich instead?
Why not try something different and go for a cheese steak sandwich instead?[/caption] Credit: thestar What to expect: Formerly situated in SS18 Subang Jaya, the Ramadhan bazaar in SS13 is still alive, bustling and undeterred by the relocation. Subang folks are known for their love of good food, so it’s very likely that you’ll find them joining the queue for popiah goreng, nasi tomato ayam, kebab and sweetened beverages. Address: In front of 3K Inn & Sports Complex Subang Jaya, Jalan SS 13/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor. Directions: From KL Sentral, take Rapid KL bus 770 (previously U63) and stop at the pedestrian bridge in front 3K Sports Complex. Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 4.30pm - 7.30pm  
8. USJ 4, Subang Jaya
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Don't be surprised at the long queues for Murtabak Langkawi - look at how fat they are!
Don't be surprised at the long queues for Murtabak Langkawi -look at how fat they are![/caption]Credit: friedchillies What to expect: If you happened to be in USJ and looking for various Iftar choices, there are more than plenty at this Ramadhan bazaar in USJ 4. You may even spot vendors from the former SS18 bazaar continuing their businesses here. If kepak ayam madu, savoury jacket potato and delicious murtabak are more of your thing, you know where to be. [caption id="attachment_8738" align="alignnone" width="940"]
Freshly grilled ikan bakar, perfect for iftar
Freshly grilled ikan bakar, perfect for iftar[/caption] Credit: thestar Address: Jalan USJ 4 / 5, Subang Jaya, Selangor. Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 4.30pm - 7.30pm  
9. Taman Tasik Permaisuri
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Buka puasa with a dash of Western flavour
Buka puasa with a dash of Western flavour[/caption] Credit: thestar  What to expect: While some still refers it as the one near Cheras Football Stadium, the Ramadhan bazaar in Taman Tasik Permaisuri is one of the few with long-time presence. Regular dishes like ayam percik and nasi kukus are repeatedly offered throughout the long stretch but be sure to keep your eyes peeled for local dishes such as Kelantanese kuihs, flavourful gulai and nasi ambeng. Address: Taman Tasik Permaisuri, Jalan Yaacob Latif, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 4.30pm- 7.30pm  
10. Wangsa Maju
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Just a short walk away from the LRT station
Just a short walk away from the LRT station[/caption] Credit: ilovemsiafood What to expect: Laksa Johor, Roti John, rojak and ayam percik pretty much summarises the selections in Wangsa Maju’s Ramadhan Bazaar. Of course, there are plenty more dishes to keep your Iftar interesting everyday, so just keep walking along the stretch and you might find long lost favourites like kaw kaw burger and Portuguese grilled fish. [caption id="attachment_8742" align="alignnone" width="900"]
Just the spicy flavour we need for Iftar!
Just the spicy flavour we need for Iftar![/caption] Credit: ilovemsiafood Address: LRT Wangsa Maju Station, Desa Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. Directions: Take the train to LRT Wangsa Maju Station and follow the crowd to the bazaar situated within walking distance from the overhead bridge. Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 4.30pm - 7.30pm   It’s easy to see why bazaars are a Ramadhan favourite among the folks in Klang Valley. Beaming with scrumptious food selections and held in strategic locations, it leaves us with zero reasons to skip this lively celebration of flavours and friendly folks. Plus, the idea that Hari Raya is just around the corner certainly adds up to the experience!