Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pasar Ramadan 03

The Muslim normally buka puasa - resume consumption of food and water - by 7.30 in the evening. The Bazaar Ramadan therefore will be very crowded from 4pm - 6pm. However if the stall is popular enough, and when it's weekend, you can expect the crowd to start coming in as early as 3 in the afternoon.
Just like this Popiah stall. When I reached the bazaar at 3.45pm, there was already a long line waiting. It's the same condition every year. Sometimes if you reach there late, you are likely to go home empty-handed.
Festive is big business here.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Pasar Ramadan 02

Ahh..the glorious choices of Nasi Campur! :)
Nasi Campur literally means mixed rice. As rice is a staple here, each race will have their own variety of dishes that go well with rice.At Bazaar Ramadan, you are simply spoilt with choices. There are different types of curry, rendang, vegetables, fried chicken, seafood..and yes...even crabs! As rice itself is tasteless, the dishes that go with it will normally be rich with taste.
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Monday, September 8, 2008

Pasar Ramadan 01

Time flies, the Ramadan season is here again. Going to the Ramadan Bazaar is a highlight for all Malaysians.
I always frequent this bazaar at Section 14 every Ramadan. This is a new stall I think.
That's a barbecued lamb you see in the picture. After the meat is cut, it is put on a grill pan to further enhance the taste with seasoning. This should be a nice dish to go with rice.
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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mee Hoon Kueh

This is one of my favourite food. Not sure if it's a Hokkien dish, but I know only the Southern and Northern have this version. This version where the dough is torn into small little thin pieces into the soup. The version in KL - known more commonly as Pan Mee - has the dough knead into noodle-like strips.
It's real simple to cook. The secret however is in the dough. The kueh cannot be too thick or it will be hard to chew. It is cooked with soup boiled from anchovies. Customers can choose the soup or dried version.
This shop sells it like the way my mum cooks it at home. I especially like the fried anchovies and marinated meat which are served separately. If added to the soup directly, they will affect the clear sweet taste of the soup and they are likely to be softened. I normally dip the kueh into light soy sauce before eating. Tastes heavenly :)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mid Autumn Festival

The festival of mooncakes and lanterns!
These are still traditional lanterns where they are made from bamboo and colored paper. There is a little metal stand for the candle to be lit. The lantern will be tied to a stick and children can carry them around. Normally the kids will walk around the neighbourhood in groups carrying these lanterns as part of the mid autumn festival celebration. The adults wll sit together enjoying tea and mooncake.
Nowadays there are battery operated ones made of plastic. Not as fun as it used to be though.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Theme Day : Sister Cities

One of the historical buildings in Kuala Lumpur in the Masjid Jamek area. Currently under maintenance.You can check out the other cities participating in Theme Day. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Short Break

Thank you for all the well wishes earlier on.
I am taking a short break to get some rest. Will be back by next week.
See you soon, take care and have fun :)
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