[Updated 12 May 2019]
Ramadan is here and it's the time where Muslims around the world observe the ritual of fasting from sunrise to sunset! ? It's also a time of spiritual reflection, increased prayer, patience and good deeds. ❤️ With it comes a rewarding way to celebrate the holy month - food.
Every year during Ramadan, you can expect no shortage of buzzing Ramadan bazaars in KL offering a wide spread of good food. But sometimes, driving to the bazaars can be pretty taxing with everyone rushing home to break their fast with their loved ones. Lucky for us, there's some bazaars that are located nearby MRT and LRT lines so you don't need to think about the hassle of driving. Here's our picks!
1. Bazaar Kampung Baru
Strategically located at Jalan Raja Alang, enlight at the Kampung Baru LRT station and head west to this vibrant bazaar! While you’re there, it’s hard to choose which food to take home as it houses some of the best local dishes in and outside of Malaysia, like the sate minang or sate padang. Perfectly drowned in its special sauce with some fried onions on top, you wouldn’t want to miss out on this Padang dish. ?
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If you’re not planning to break your fast at home, no problem. The Masjid Jamek Mosque is just nearby so you can definitely pop by for Maghrib and continue eating afterwards before Isya’.
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Address: Jalan Raja Alang, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nearest LRT: Kampung Baru station
2. Bazaar Bangsar
Bangsar isn’t just home to fancy restaurants and malls, it also happens to have one of the best Ramadan bazaars in KL, and you’ll want to agree with us once you read this.
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This quaint bazaar, like any other bazaar, doesn’t just offer lots of local dishes that you’re craving for but it’s also pretty convenient to go to. Just disembark at Bank Rakyat-Bangsar station and head southwest. You can probably smell the amazing food right from the station!
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It may not be the biggest bazaar in KL, but it does come with a few treats - like the flavourful putu piring and colourful jellies or agar-agar decked out in beautiful patterns! On Sundays, the bazaar merges together with the weekly night market and becomes even bigger. ?
Don’t forget to get your hands on the martabak jala- a must-try! ? But better come early though, the line can be pretty long.
Address: Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Nearest LRT: Bank Rakyat-Bangsar Station
3. Bazaar TTDI
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Ah, who’s not familiar with TTDI? An affluent township, this place also has its own Ramadan Bazaar. And the best part about it is that it’s just 10 minutes away from the new MRT TTDI line!
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As it’s the only Ramadan bazaar in the area, it does get pretty crowded so do come early to avoid Head over to stalls selling your favourite kuih muih, otak-otak, murtabak maggi and even nasi biryani kambing! ?
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Address: Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Nearest MRT: TTDI Station
4. Bazaar Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (relocated to Jalan Raja)
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman may be your go-to place for affordable Raya essentials, so while you’re at it, why not pop by the Ramadan bazaar and bring home some food?
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This shopping hub isn’t excluded from the food frenzy! The bazaar offers a good spread of local street food that caters to all types of taste buds. As its strategically located, the bazaar attracts crowds from all walks of life. Noteworthy specials include the laksa utara and various drinks with witty names. ? Look for the Kopi Dangdut! ?
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Its centralised location makes it quite accessible too - just minutes away from the Masjid Jamek LRT station and located right next to Dataran Merdeka. And one of the best things about this bazaar is that it is it covered with large white tents, so rain or shine you don't have to worry about getting your ayam golek or putu piring!
Address: Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur
Nearest LRT: LRT Masjid Jamek
5. Bazaar Dato Keramat
During the Holy month, the lively Pasar Dato Keramat is transformed to a Ramadan bazaar that offers some of the best comfort food in the city. If you’re into nasi campur, you’ll find an array of freshly cooked side dishes around like the paru sambal or everyone’s favourite thing - daging bakar. ?
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Or if you’re not looking for side dishes and prefer an ala-carte meal, well, nothing beats the classics like the good ‘ol nasi ayam kunyit with a juicy sunny side up eggs! ?
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Or have some cheesy burgers from Andy’s BBQ! The legendary cheesy burger has been receiving quite a lot of praises lately, and we’re not surprised why. Just look at the melted cheese! ?
: Kampung Datuk Keramat, 54000 Kuala Lumpur.
Nearest LRT: Dato’ Keramat Station
6. Bazaar Jalan Wangsa Delima at Wangsa Maju
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Bazaar Ramadan Wangsa Maju is now gone but don't worry you can head over to bazaar Jalan Wangsa Delima instead. Just a 5-minute drive from the Wangsa Maju LRT station, the whole stretch of the bazaar is full of things that you’ll definitely want to bring home! ?
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For appetisers, get yourself some popiah goreng or popiah basah - whichever floats your boat because what’s a Ramadan feast without it right? There’s a couple of stalls selling almost similar fare, but if you come early, you’ll be able to browse through and pick the ones that you like. If you ask us, go for the one that has a long line ?
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For something hearty, look for the nasi tomato with ayam masak merah. The sweet fragrance coming from the tomato will definitely make you crave for it!
Jalan Wangsa Delima, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Nearest LRT: Wangsa Maju LRT station
...and we've come to the end of the list. There's no doubt that there's plenty of Ramadan bazaars around KL, but the ones that are easy to get to are a bonus! ? If you don't feel like driving at all, you can save yourself from the crazy traffic and hop on the train instead. ? Ramadan Mubarak, everyone! ❤️