Ya…not so hot…

It was a lovely afternoon that day, not so hot because it was drizzling/raining all morning and around noon. After the rain stopped, it was comfortably cool so I decided to go and walk around the Ramadan Bazaar at Bandong Walk

Bandong Walk


That was around 3.00 p.m. and obviously, a bit too early. Some of the stalls were still closed and some were just starting for the day like this lady who had just commenced barbecuing the chicken and the parson’s nose (buntut ayam)…

Ayam bakar

This is the current craze…

Manok Broo

…here – fried chicken and while all the rest are selling theirs for RM2.00 a piece, this one is going for only RM1.00! No, I did not buy any though as I am not really into that. Incidentally, manok is ayam or chicken in Sarawak Malay (and in Iban too) and if I am not wrong, they also call it that in Tagalog (Filipino language).

I tried kueh akok


…a Kelantanese favourite, at another place last year but no, I was not impressed. Maybe the one here is better but I did not feel like it that day. Another time perhaps.

The only place that was enjoying brisk business already at that point in time would be my regular Malay kueh stall in the vicinity. They still had quite a lot of the baked macaroni that I bought the other day…

Baked macaroni

…but they only had one pack of the very nice cucur udang (prawn fritters) salad left and I bumped into a friend there and I told her it was good so she took it so it was all sold out! I wonder what time they open.

I bought this…

Chappati chicken wrap

…for my girl once and she loved it! However, she was not home that day, stuck in her school in the jungle so I did not buy any this time around. Perhaps we shall drop by when she is home for the weekend and we can buy that then.

Their keria


…(sweet potato doughnut coated with palm sugar) is very popular, that I do know but no, I did not buy any. I did try their ubi goreng (fried tapioca)…

Ubi goreng

…and it was all right but no, I did not buy that either. I prefer tapioca boiled with a little bit of salt added, eaten with gula apong (nipah palm sugar).

So what did I buy in the end? I walked over to the little shop in the middle to grab a box of my favourite dates

Yusuf Taiyoob dates

…RM13.00 a box but it’s only once a year so that’s fine by me.

I certainly look forward to more good days so I can go to this one again or check out some of the others before Ramadan ends.

PASAR RAMADAN BANDONG  is located at Bandong Walk (2.313869, 111.825808) along Jalan Bandong, somewhere in front of the shops in the vicinity.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

5 thoughts on “Ya…not so hot…”

  1. Oh, I miss the fasting month of goodies again this year! So much to choose from the bazaar!!

    I always look forward to this time of year!

  2. Too many choices at the Ramadhan Bazaar, sometimes hard to decide what to buy. Had been a long time since I last went.

    I heard from Rose that the weather in Kuching has not been kind, blistering hot or pouring cats and dogs. Saw on Facebook that it was raining so heavily in KK yesterday, flash floods at QE Hospital. Weather was good here so I went to check out another one – blogpost on it coming up real soon.

  3. Isn’t it amazing how just a few degrees drop in temperature can lift the mood?

    Climate change – these days if it is very hot, it is very very hot. I would not want to venture out in the heat.

  4. Will be visiting our Ramadan Bazaar at Geylang Serai soon, those dates I saw they are selling them at our supermarkets here.

    I saw dates at one supermarket here but Sunsweet, not this brand that I wanted. Have not been to any of the others.

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