The 10 Best Ramadan Bazaars in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Vendor selling cuisine at street bazaar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Vendor selling cuisine at street bazaar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | © ThamKC / Shutterstock
Photo of Michelle Leong
14 May 2018
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Most bazaars set up shop by 4.30 p.m., and the best food is typically sold out by 7.00 p.m. — so be sure to get in early!

TTDI

Food Stall, Malaysian
Vendor selling cuisine at street bazaar in Malaysia
Vendor selling cuisine at street bazaar in Malaysia | © ThamKC / Shutterstock

It’s like TGIF, but quicker and smoother on the tongue — and we don’t mean pronunciation! All kinds of nasi (rice) can be found here: nasi lemak (rice stewed in coconut milk and wrapped in banana leaf), nasi tomato (tomato rice), nasi hujan panas (colorful rice cooked in various spices), nasi padang (steamed rice with assorted dishes), etc. You name it, TTDI’s got it.

Kampung Baru

Food Stall, Malaysian
Vendors selling cuisine at street bazaar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Vendor selling cuisine at street bazaar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | © ThamKC / Shutterstock

This mile-long Ramadan bazaar will have you eating, eating, and eating some more. You’ll find all the nasi in TTDI, as well as bubur lambuk (a traditional porridge served during Ramadan in Malaysia), fried chicken, samosas, and chicken kebabs.

Bangsar

Food Stall, Malaysian
Grilled spiced chicken or ayam percik in preparation
Grilled spiced chicken or ayam percik in preparation | © KYTan / Shutterstock

In Bangsar, you get the best of all the bakars: ikan bakar (grilled fish), sotong bakar (grilled squid), and ayam bakar (grilled chicken, also known as ayam percik). Get yourself one of these delights at this short but packed market, and then down it all with a side of fresh coconut.

Stadium Shah Alam

Food Stall, Malaysian
Vendors selling cuisine at street bazaar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Vendors selling cuisine at street bazaar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | © ThamKC / Shutterstock

One of the largest Ramadan bazaars in town, this place is brimming with classic Ramadan hits, including nasi kerabu, ikan bakar, chicken rendang, and all the kuih-muihs (Nyonya bite-sized rice flour cakes) you can eat.

Bukit Bintang

Food Stall, Malaysian
Vendor selling cuisine at street bazaar in Malaysia
Vendor selling cuisine at street bazaar in Malaysia | © ThamKC / Shutterstock

Rich enough to live within the Triangle? For the silver-spooned, even Ramadan comes to you. The bazaar here features aromatic biryani, crispy curry puffs, charcoal-roasted lamb, and every kind of pulut (steamed glutinous rice) under the Malaysian sun.

Kelana Jaya

Market, Malaysian
'Tau fu Fah'
Tau fu fa | © tok anas / Shutterstock

If you like your Chinese takeaways, you’ll like it here at Kelana Jaya. Halal dim sum, char koay teow (fried flat noodles), and Chinese pao are typical appearances at this bazaar, and you may even want a tau fu fa (sweet beancurd dessert) to cap off your Iftar meal.

Melawati

Market, Malaysian
Tepung pelita at street bazaar
Tepung pelita at street bazaar | © ThamKC / Shutterstock

One of the most crowded bazaars in town, you’ll find all the classic Ramadan pickings here, with a bonus of the famous ayam tempayan (claypot-baked chicken), the much-loved tepung pelita (traditional rice flour dessert wrapped in banana leaf), and the tauhu anora (fried stuffed beancurd).

Masjid India

Market, Malaysian
Vendor preparing traditional murtabak cuisine at street bazaar in Malaysia
Vendor preparing traditional murtabak cuisine at street bazaar in Malaysia | © ThamKC / Shutterstock

Gastronomic delight comes in the form of putu mayam (string hoppers), serunding (meat floss), murtabak (stuffed pancake) curry puff, and tandoori chicken. Food here tends Indian-Muslim, given its location near the old mosque Masjid India. If you’re here for more than food, the textiles and toys are also for sale.

Bandar Tun Razak

Market, Malaysian
FIrst day of Ramadan with food vendors at street bazaar selling delicacies catered for iftar or buka puasa
FIrst day of Ramadan with food vendors at street bazaar selling delicacies catered for iftar or buka puasa | © ThamKC / Shutterstock

Find your roti here, including roti canai (fried flatbread), murtabak, and the famous roti John. For less than a fiver, an ice-cold drink can be yours; add another ringgit and you’ll have yourself a spicy nasi lemak (coconut rice with spicy shrimp paste), too.

SS13

Market, Malaysian
Night market vendor packing battered fried Fish 'n Chips and cuttlefish for buyer at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Night market vendor packing battered fried Fish 'n Chips and cuttlefish for buyer at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | © Alexlky / Shutterstock

Don’t underestimate the new kid in town, because this bazaar features a number of the most popular vendors from Subang Jaya’s once-famous bazaar at SS18. Drop by for chicken wings, satay, murtabak, and a varied palette of European and Chinese cuisine.

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