Ketupat is a type of dumpling from Malaysia made from rice that has been wrapped in a woven palm leaf pouch which is then boiled. As the rice cooks, the grains expand to fill the pouch and the rice becomes compressed. Ketupat is usually eaten with rendang (curried meat) or served as a side dish to satay. This picture was taken in Jalan Masjid India during the Holy Month of Ramadan 2009 (Nikon D60). Click HERE to read more about my fabulous trip to KL Ramadan Bazaar.


Roti Canai? Murtabak? Nasi Lemak? Char Kuey Teow? Thosai? Nyonya? Eastern? Western? Fusion? Mamak? Get it all in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! Malaysian food is a culinary diversity originating from it's multi-ethnic population of Malay, Indian, Chinese, Nyonya, Eurasian and the indigenous peoples of Borneo. The crossroads of multiracial cuisine in KL is definitely a preferred place to 'makan' (Translation: eat).

Our 1Malaysian food and beverages are the BEST in Asia and across the globe. MALAYSIA BOLEH! (Translation: Malaysia, Yes You Can!). You can enjoy it casually at any roadside mamak stalls or pampered your taste bud in 5-star restaurants. Generally, you can eat pretty much anywhere in Malaysia.


Pickled papayas (Jeruk Betik). Visually, it is a great-looking appetizer or side dish for breaking fast. A heady mix of flavours - sweet, sour and salty. This picture was taken in Jalan Masjid India during the Holy Month of Ramadan 2009 (Nikon D60). Click HERE to read more about my fabulous trip to KL Ramadan Bazaar.


Remember to visit us during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of fasting, reflection, devotion, generosity and sacrifice observed by Muslims all over the world. The month is spent by Muslims fasting from dawn to sunset. It is one of the five pillars of Islam.

The Ramadan Bazaar (Pasar Ramadan or Bazaar Ramadan in Malay) is a MUST-SEE attraction in KL and all other cities in Malaysia. The bazaars are different from the usual markets because it sell mostly food and drinks for the breaking of fast during Ramadan. You will find the Ramadan Bazaar at various places in towns and kampongs (villages).

Recently, I visited a Ramadan Bazaar in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Masjid India. It was my very first trip. I was impressed and blown away by the magnitude of the bazaar. Loads of delicious food. You will be spoilt for choice!


Ramadan Bazaar 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Set 1)

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Here is my collection of pictures captured in KL Ramadan Bazaar 2009 with my Nikon D60.
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The food is reasonably priced, freshly prepared (on the spot) and most importantly....it is HEAVENLY D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S! Ramadan Bazaar is definitely a tourist haven. Local and foreign visitors were impressed seeing the true spirit of 1Malaysia in this bazaar. I LOVE seeing Malaysians from all walks of life stay connected with one another. Food is UNITY! That is AWESOME!

My list of the top five favourite foods in a Ramadan Bazaar:
  1. Ketupat With Satay (Malay Rice Dumpling With Satay)
  2. Rendang Daging With Lemang (Curried Meat With Hollowed Bamboo Rice)
  3. Spicy Ikan Bakar (Spicy Grilled Fish)
  4. Middle East Dates
  5. Laksam (Gorgeous thick rolls of rice flour noodles with creamy fish gravy and a dash of sambal)

Visit us during the various cultural and religious festivals like the Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Chinese New Year and Deepavali - friends, families and even strangers would visit the homes of those who are celebrating the festival, to wish them well and enjoy the feast prepared by their hosts. This unique 1Malaysian concept is also known as 'open house' (translated as rumah terbuka in Malay).


Ramadan Bazaar 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Set 2)

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Here is my collection of pictures captured in KL Ramadan Bazaar 2009 with my Nikon D60.
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Moving Around in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur - Getting There:

Air

The KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) is located about 50km from KL proper. All International Flights come through KLIA. Official portal of KLIA - http://www.klia.com.my/

From KLIA, there are several ways to get to KL:

Taxis - available 24hours. Purchase the limousine or taxi tickets from counters before leaving the departure lounge. The counters are located at the exit. Fares are around RM85 - RM95 one way. Travel time: 55minutes depending on traffic situation in KL.

Rail link - There is a direct rail link called KLIA express rail link which leaves KLIA every 15min. Official portal of KLIA express - http://www.kliaekspres.com/

KL HOP-ON HOP OFF (BUS)

This is the most comprehensive way to experience the magic of Kuala Lumpur. Not only does it cover all major attractions, the tour also includes key shopping centres in the city. KLCC, Twin Tower, Bintang Walk, Merdeka Square, KL Tower, KL Sentral, Lake Garden, Petaling Street, Jamek Mosque, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, St. Mary’s Cathedral. Over 42 major sights and attractions. Official Portal - www.myhoponhopoff.com/

Trains, Light Rail Transit systems, Monorails

KL is pretty well connected with relatively cheap and easy way of travelling around.

www.ktmb.com.my/ (Official Portal of KTM Komuter)
www.rapidkl.com.my/ (Official Portal of RapidKL - Public buses & LRT)

Location of Jalan Masjid India & Tuanku Abdul Rahman (Google Maps):


Kuala Lumpur - Read More & Useful Links:

  1. http://blog.tourism.gov.my/ramadan-bazaar/ (Review About Ramadan Bazaar in Malaysia)
  2. http://www.cuti.com.my/guide_kl.htm (KL Holiday Guide)
  3. http://www.journeymalaysia.com/MC_kualalumpur.htm (Places of interests in KL)

4 comments

  1. Wow... the tomatoes were so red!
    Just in time for autumnal touch.
    :-)

     
  2. shloke Says:
  3. 1ondoncalling,

    Those are not tomatoes. Look like dates to me.

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
  4. Now that you mentioned, I think they're actually "betik"!!

     
  5. shloke Says:
  6. 1ondoncalling,

    Yep! Those are pickled papayas (or acar betik in Malay).

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
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