Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Guest Post Today: Ramadan Bazaar

Many of you know Veronica Lee from the blog OF MICE AND raMEN. She puts up some of the coolest posts over at her place, and she is a master cookie maker too.  On a whim I asked her if she would like to guest post here. To my delight, she said yes!

Ramadan Bazaar

It's the Ramadan month which means that Muslims all over the world are fasting from sunrise to sunset. In Malaysia, Ramadan bazaars are mushrooming all over the towns and cities. Essentially, they're like our pasar malam (night markets), except that mostly food and beverages are sold. Muslims (and non-Muslims) get to pick from a smorgasbord of snacks on their way home from work for breaking their fast just before dusk.


 Sharing these photos I've captured when I was at the bazaar to pick up some apam balik. 
Otak-otak- a fish cake wrapped in banana leaves and grilled over a charcoal fire 
Apam-balik-Turnover Pancake


Cucur Udang (Prawn Fritters)
Kebab
Barbequed Chicken Wings
Sugar Cane Juice. The contraption you see in the pic is used
 to extract the juice from sugar canes.
Roti Jala- A lacy and net-like bread/crepe/pancake

Satay-Skewered meat grilled over a charcoal fire

A variety of desserts

Drinks. 'Air' pronounced as ai-yer is a Malay word for water.


Thank you for visiting today, and a huge thank you to Veronica for agreeing to offer a post!!

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83 comments:

alissa apel said...

This post made me hungry! I love her posts!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Look at all that yummy food! I'm with Alissa, sitting hungry now lol.

Tami said...

We have a somewhat large Muslim community here in Trinidad, so a similar thing is taking place. The food is delicious...I've tried several different dishes and they are all mouthwatering. I'm definitely with Alissa and Theresa...the pictures make me hungry. LOL

Young At Heart Mommy said...

This place looks rich in culture which I love. All that food must be incredibly delicious. I would want to try everything!

Veronica Lee said...

The pleasure is all mine, Rosey! So glad we connected. And thank you for having me over!
Have a nice day!

Elephant's Child said...

Yum. And it would smell mouth-wateringly delicious too. Though my heart goes out to the people who put so much effort into making it - and cannot so much as taste test it until after sundown.

Stefany T said...

Wow! It looks like there is a ton of good food!

bxcrochet said...

That looks like a great event. The food looks amazing.

Michelle F.

Marielle Altenor said...

So many yummy food! None that I have ever tried but from the looks of it, I know I would love it!

Growing Up Madison said...

That's a lot of food. I don't really know much about Ramadan but I'm so loving the bazaar.

Rachael Yerkes said...

That food looks awesome. I know nothing about Ramadan so this was fun to read. Piqued my interest.

Kristi Maloney said...

The food looks amazing. I would love to try the turnover pancakes! Veronica Lee does have some great posts!! Going to visit her now. :)

Masshole Mommy said...

Wowza, look at all that food. It all looks amazing and I can only imagine the smells walking through that bazaar. Yum!

Brian Miller said...

wow. some amazing looking food....i totally love to try new dishes and new cultures///and places like a bazaar -- so many people to see...i love it...ha

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

How interesting, I worked with a few Muslim colleagues I remember the delicious desserts they used to bring in when they celebrated the end of Ramadem.

Janine Huldie said...

Everything looks delicious and I amy need to have breakfast sooner rather then later now! But seriously wonderful guest post and loved learning a bit more about her culture here today :)

Kung Phoo said...

I would hit that.. i like their foods..

Robert Rammuny said...

All the food looks delicious..

Lindsey Paris said...

The prawn fritters look amazing! I'll have to say happy Ramadan to a few friends today!

Aimee Fauci said...

My son is in the Navy & after 100+ days they finally got a port visit and they stopped in Bahrain! They said they were celebrating Ramadan so they had to wear long sleeves and it was super hot and that they had lots of shops. Too cool that I got to read an article about it so I could kinda see what he is seeing.. Thanks.

Joyce Lansky said...

Interesting choices. I bet everything sells around sundown.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/

Samantha Angell said...

Oh, I love street markets like this! It was one of my favorite parts about being in Thailand. I would love to have one of those kebabs right now!

Risa Bledsoe said...

There are so many different types of food! I would love to try something new and different.

Jessica Peeling said...

That food looks out of this world! I would love to visit.

Katherine Phillips said...

This looks like a fun bazaar. So many good looking foods. They look so yummy. I think if I was there I would probably try to try all the food.

Jenn said...

That food looks so good. I am always interested in trying different cuisine.

Liz Mays said...

Wow, what a fabulous spread there is there. Also, Veronica is one of my oldest bloggy friends. I adore her!

Tiffany Collins said...

I love learning about other cultures. I must say I don't know if I could fast but admire them for what they do it for. Thanks for sharing:)

Pat Hatt said...

Wow, tons of food wherever you go. No one will go home hungry there

LifeAsAConvert said...

Ramadan Mubarak! All of these looks delicious!

LifeAsAConvert said...

Muslims aren't the only ones that fast!

Debra Rutt said...

I have to say, I'm a sucker for street food. Some of those foods look yummy!

Paulina @ Color Me Brave said...

I love fair and markets! They are always so much fun and have amazing food.

Savory Experiments said...

You are making me hungry! Look at all of the amazing food I would love to try~!

Chrystal Mahan said...

I love Ramadan bazaar. There is a large Muslim community in Dearborn, MI and all these wonderful foods are offered in the community eateries. Yum.

Janell said...

Wow all that food looks amazing. It would be really hard for me to fast.

Chrissy Mazzocchi said...

Looks so interesting and the food looks wonderful!

becca said...

Oh my look at all that yummy food! I'm with Alissa, sitting hungry now

Pam said...

How cool! I love learning about other cultures. That food looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

Great photos! I feel like I was there with you!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I get hungry just looking at the pictures

Kecia said...

To be able to sample some of that yummy looking food. Learning more about their culture would be interesting too.

Laura Grace Andry said...

Those turnover pancakes look ridiculously yummy. I just finished dinner and now I am hungry again!

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Some of that food looks really good. I bet it was a great celebration and great food

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

OMG I love markets like this - so many interesting things!

Bonnie Gowen said...

I love seeing different food i have never tried before. Looks delicious.

Maria Long said...

This is one place I have never been or really tasted their foods

Carly said...

I love learning about different cultures! Their food looks yummy!

April Mims said...

I love learning about other cultures and traditions! All of the food looks really good.

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

That looks like a fun event! Great pics. Amber N

Ai Sakura said...

Ramadan bazaars are fantastic places to explore! I just posted on the largest one in Singapore too :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

great looking food for sure

Brijdeep Kaur said...

mouth-watering.. all the food made me hungry.. simply loved the lacy bread pancake.. looks like a piece of art.. so artistic.. wow

Krystal Butherus said...

Looks like an interesting event! The food looks very good.

Rebecca Swenor said...

The food looks amazing and such a variety. I didn't not know about the fasting that is interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Onica MommyFactor said...

Thanks for sharing a guest post about Ramadan Bazaar. I love learning about different cultures and their food! Will have to check and see if any Ramadan events are happening in our area.

debdenny said...

This is a fantastic delectable post. So neat to see the variety of great food.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Very interesting. Great guest post!

Kathy said...

I love seeing outdoor markets like that. Hopefully someday I can visit for myself!

Tracey said...

Everything looks so good! I have a few friends I need to say Happy Ramadan to!

Felicia Carter said...

That looks like an amazing time! I love all the food.

Texstar said...

These foods look great, and it looks like you had a lot of fun! ~ Don Purdum

Becka M said...

Everything looks so good. I would love to try some of those foods.

Katrina said...

so many interesting new things to try, I would have a blast here!

Jaredamy said...

Wow, this food looks so good! I have never tried Indian cuisine before!

Carly from The Puzzled Palate said...

I love getting to peek into another culture through their cuisine. All of this look amazing!

Carly from The Puzzled Palate said...

I believe that most of this food is going to be middle eastern, right Rosey?

Amy from GrinningCheektoCheek said...

This looks like so much fun! I always love seeing and tasting these other cuisines!

Katrina Gehman said...

oh those Otak-otak look so good. Everything looks amazing. I going to markets.

mail4rosey said...

Veronica (the gal nice enough to write the post) lives in Malaysia. :)

Anonymous said...

I love trying food from other cultures! Some of the most delicious things I've tried are from other countries

Gingermommy said...

I enjoy things like this. An opportunity to learn about different cultures ad try so much yummy food. Everything looks great

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love learning about other religions and cultures. This was very informative and insightful.

Amanda McMahon said...

I aggree. Awesome guest post. I knowany fasting now and am considering doing a Ramadan street tour to see the food for their fasting break.

BrettBMartin said...

i've never been to a ramadan bazaar. i would love to visit. i can imagine how amazing things smell and look!

Patranila Jefferson said...

Such a rich culture and so much food. Wish I could go one day.

mail4rosey said...

Thank you for guest posting. I was happy to have you here!!

Great weekend to you. :)

Brandy said...

This looks like such a great way to experience this culture, I am all for learning about other cultures and this one looks really fun, colorful, friendly and yummy! Thanks for sharing this information.

Carly from The Puzzled Palate said...

Thanks!

Dina said...

what a fun experience. I'd love to try the prawn fritters.

Tonia Sanders said...

Ooooo, yummy. Those skewers are looking so delicious. I know a lot of folks that celebrate Ramadan. The food is good.

Emily - faliLV said...

Looks like a fun event! I'm hungry now!!

Terra Heck said...

I enjoy learning about the foods of other cultures. That's quite a spread of food!