5 Pasar Ramadans in the Klang Valley not to be missed

5 Pasar Ramadans in the Klang Valley not to be missed

By on July 18, 2014 in Food, Selangor with 1 Comment

Once a year, Pasar Ramadans spring into action all over the country for a full month during Ramadan. Here are our top picks of params around the Klang Valley.

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Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk. In Malaysia, food stalls pop up at selected sites as the sun goes down, offering food for iftar (the breaking of fast after sunset). These Ramadan food bazaars, or affectionately known as params (short for Pasar Ramadan), attract both Muslims and non-Muslims with their large selection of food such as rendang, nasi briyani, nasi lemak, satay and a whole lot more. Armed with our hungry tummies, we went on a search for the best params with the yummiest goodies.

1. Pasar Ramadan Stadium Shah Alam
Location
: Shah Alam Stadium Car Park, Section 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor
(opposite Tesco Extra, near Giant)

The Ramadan bazaar at Shah Alam Stadium is one of the largest in the Klang Valley, occupying a section of the stadium’s carpark. With three long stretches of food stalls lining up on both sides, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the variety of food available.

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Clockwise from top left: Pecal kampung, roti john, dadih, assorted cakes

 

Don’t miss out on:
Kambing Golek USJ (Roast Lamb)

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Grilled to perfection, the lamb is tender and flavourful. At RM15 per pack, it’s more costly than the usual param fare, but definitely worth every cent.

Kebab Cucuk Amza

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Be prepared to wait as the skewers are grilled on the spot. It’s RM6 per stick, with generous amounts of meat, pepper and cherry tomatoes. Go for the chicken, as the beef can get a bit tough and chewy.

 

2. Pasar Ramadan TTDI
Location:
Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
(opposite McDonald’s)

The TTDI param remains a popular spot for food hunters although it has significantly shrunk in size in recent years. But what they lack in quantity, they make up with quality. There is no shortage of good food here, making it difficult for us to pick our favourites.

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Clockwise from top left: Pulut durian, apam balik, assorted kuih, drinks

 

Don’t miss out on:
Popiah Basah Shaihful (Spring rolls)

There’s no signboard for this popiah stall, but it’s definitely not hard to find. Situated at the end of the street, you’ll just have to look for the queue that stretches towards the shoplots. The popiah is made fresh, priced at only RM0.70 per piece.

Popia Pak Ya ‘Power’ (Deep fried spring rolls)

If you prefer the fried version, this stall’s popiahs packs a punch at only RM1 each. The crispy texture will leave you wanting more.

Pulut Udang

A glutinous rice roll stuffed with a mixture of coconut shreds and spicy prawn sambal, wrapped in banana leaves, the pulut udang is only RM0.70 each. Limited stock is available daily, so don’t miss out.

 

3. Pasar Ramadan Kelana Jaya
Location:
Jalan SS 6/1, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
(same row as Kompleks Tabung Haji Kelana Jaya)

The Kelana Jaya param is a test of self-control, with a never-ending row of stalls tempting your senses. Treat yourself to yummy snacks, feast on classic kampung cuisine, or indulge in some mouth-watering desserts. The good selection of food here, coupled with accessible parking around the neighbourhood makes this param one of our favourites.

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Clockwise from top left: Ikan bakar patin, kepak ayam madu, assorted cakes, nasi lemak

 

Don’t miss out on:
Azmera Samosa

The triangular samosas are also known as a mini murtabak. They’re fried to perfection with a generous amount of filling, retaining its crisp even after a long wait. It’s RM0.80 each or RM3 for four pieces.

Satar Awie Kuala Besut

Satar, a traditional Terengganu cuisine, is gaining popularity in the Klang Valley. Made from mackerels, Awie’s satar is a must-try.

4. Pasar Ramadan USJ 4
Location:
Jalan USJ 4/5, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor

A local favourite of the Subang Jaya residents, this param stretches along a street in the residential area of USJ 4. The selection of food here is very diverse, from local favourites to international food such as baked potatoes and pasta.

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Clockwise from top left: Lemang, cempedak goreng and keropok lekor, nasi kukus, baked potatoes

 

Don’t miss out on:
Raja Karipap Antarabangsa

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The crispy samosas and curry puffs make a good snack to break fast with. It’s RM1 each for the curry puffs and RM4 for 5 pieces of samosas. They’re both available in chicken or beef fillings.

Murtabak Langkawi

To sink your teeth into these delicious murtabaks, you’ll have to start queuing early or face disappointment when they run out by 6.30pm. Available in chicken and beef, it’s RM3.50 per piece or RM10 for three.

 

5. Pasar Ramadan Bangsar Baru
Location:
Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
(beside Bangsar Food Court, near Bangsar Village I & II)

The humble param in Bangsar is the smallest of the lot, making it the perfect place to drop by quickly to satisfy your cravings. Parking is aplenty, with roadside and shopping mall parking available within walking distance.

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Clockwise from top left: Putu piring, ikan bakar Portugis, assorted kuih, assorted jelly

 

Don’t miss out on:
BigBites Quiches & Pies
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Dig into some hearty pies and quiches. Baked fresh daily, the pies are a nice change from the local param fare. Prices start from RM4 per pie.

Sarawak Cafe’s Murtabak Jala
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A twist to the usual favourites—murtabak and roti jala—the murtabak jala combines the best of both in one serving. The cost: RM4 each, with choices of beef or chicken.

Pasar Ramadans are open from 4pm to 7.30pm daily until the end of the fasting month, which marks the beginning of Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Till then, make your way to the nearest param and enjoy the fantastic street food sampler Malaysia has to offer.

 

Know of other params that are worth a visit? Share with us in the comment section below.

 

Get to know more about other festivals and events in Malaysia at www.tourism.gov.my

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  1. iniseru says:

    emmmmmm nyumm nyum… verry verry deliciuous… masakan malaysie… tuh kambing golek… i miss that taste… hmmm

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