Just think about all the delicious food that we deserve after a day of fasting - murtabak, apam balik, ayam percik and roti john! Amboi, we sure miss all of the goodness of Ramadan Bazaar food. However, most of us are afraid to visit the crowded spot due to Covid-19. In the spirit of Ramadan Bazaar food, we’ve picked the 9 most popular buka puasa (break fast) recipes for you to recreate at home.
#1 Roti John
Roti John is certainly one of the top foods we will never skip in a bazaar. A meat-filled omelette sandwich that is filled with cheese, cheese and more cheese! There are always many stalls selling Roti John no matter which bazaar you visit.
Unsurprisingly, expect to see long lines of people waiting in line for a taste of this delectable bazaar delicacy. While its flavours are far from your average sandwich, it’s easy enough to make it by yourself.
Let’s try a recipe from Kuali to make your favourite Roti John.
#2 Tauhu Bergedil
Tauhu Bergedil is a new craze in town. Who does not love the fluffiness of potato inside the crispy tofu skin, dipped in a spicy soy sauce?
The potato is filled with a savoury taste of minced meat, fried shallots, spring onions and pepper. Such a perfect combination to savour during your Iftar.
Check out this famous Instagram chef, @khairulaming’s recipe on how you can make a perfect tauhu bergedil that tastes exactly like in bazaar!
What better dessert to indulge in than the surprise burst of flavour when you bite into an onde-onde and get your mouth packed with the sweetness of the gula Melaka?
A bite into this glutinous rice ball, which is coated in desiccated coconut, unleashes an explosion of flavours from its palm sugar filling and pandan-flavored skin. It's dangerously addictive, but that shouldn't stop you from indulging yourself after a day of fasting.
Kuali's onde-onde recipe is worth a shot. It's a lot of fun to make, so involve the whole family in the kuih-making process and have a good time.
#4 Bubur Lambuk
Ramadan cuisine is nothing without the all-time favourite bubur lambuk. This creamy porridge is the ultimate comfort food that's easy on your stomach during the fasting month.
Bubur Lambuk has all the workings in it - vegetables, beef and lifting cardamom, cumin and cloves. They're flavorful, warming, and most importantly, simple to prepare!
Asian Food Network’s recipe provides a simple 5-step guide that gives you an amazing homemade bubur lambuk.
#5 Tepung Pelita
Tepung Pelita is among the most sought-after kuih. You’ll miss this out if you’re late because this kuih sells out in the blink of an eye!
Most people think that the process of making this kuih is complicated, but it’s actually very easy. It consists of two layers of green at the bottom and a layer of white coconut milk on the top layer.
So this means that with such simple ingredients, you don’t have to queue or scramble to get your favorite Tepung Pelita.
Just make it yourself at home with the help of Che Nom’s video recipe!
#6 Apam Balik
There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who love crispy apam balik and those who love the fluffy ones. Whichever type of person you are, one thing is for sure - Malaysians love their apam balik.
When walking through the Ramadan bazaar, you're bound to find at least one stall selling this delicious snack! Although it looks complex to make, Asian Inspirations came up with a pretty simple recipe that gives similar results.
Are you adventurous? You can even fill your apam balik with unconventional fillings such as chocolate and cheese!
#7 Ayam Percik
Ayam percik has got to be the spotlight of Ramadan bazaar. In fact, they are available at most bazaars. Perfectly grilled tender chicken that was marinated in spices slathered with the most divine creamy spiced coconut milk sauce.
Ayam percik is mildly spicy, has a slight sweetness and is packed with so much flavor from the turmeric, lemongrass, coconut milk and all the other spices.
Did you know it is quite easy to make it at home without a BBQ pit? A video recipe of Seismik Makan will show you how to make the simplest and delicious ones.