Sunday, 15 August 2010

Food bazaar in Ramadhan

The month of Ramadhan came & we start our fasting month for 30 days.

During this time also, most people would check what the heartland food bazaar has to offer. These food would only then be served at the break of dusk after having at least a piece of date (kurma).

After the first week of Ramadhan, I decided to check what our nearby bazaar is selling. Usually these neighbourhood bazaars are not big; they occupy only a part of the void deck (unless you staying in Woodlands), usually about between 10 and 20 stalls. This one is located at Drive 6, Pasir Ris.

As there was a recommendation from a fellow friend on a particular stall, hubby & I decided to try out the food. It specializes in Nasi Ambeng - white rice with beef rendang, pickled cucumber, bean sprouts vege and begedil (potato ball). This stall also serves other special rice too, which we initially have difficulty deciding which one to buy (I was torn between Nasi Ambeng & Lontong Kering). Then we finally decided to buy what the cook do best - Nasi Ambeng. Price & the serving was very reasonable. Most importantly, it was delicious! Hubby, who is very particular, was very impressed too. These good food comes from Julaiha Kitchen & Catering Services, which operates daily at Changi Airport Terminal 2 staff canteen.

I actually took a picture of what I had but because the food was packed in paper lined with banana leaf, the look would do a disservice to the goodness of the food. So I'll take a pic in future when we visit the stall, as hubby said we'll make a comeback for this one.

We also bought otak-otak (spicy fish paste wrapped in banana leaf & barbequed). The kids could never get tired of eating this. They would continously have one after another. So we usually buy extra like up to $5 or more for these.

Otak-otak ikan *Some call it Fish Otah

I've tasted from one stall in Woodlands, which is broader in size & thinner spread, and thought it was good. This one is in its normal sized strip, but it's thicker. Which is even better. Normally stall vendors would not put that much paste. Lucky for us then, plus there was no queue when we ordered & waited.

So good food in one place. We were very contented at the end of the day.

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