This year, for berbuka puasa fare, we took a drive to Putrajaya, actually, I am not sure where the pasar ramadan will be at, but decided to head on to the masjid area where I thought it could be at, after asking around and driving around, we saw some buntings with the information that we were looking for —- the Putrajaya Pasar Ramadan is at at Precinct 2, the open area opposite the Ministry of Finance. The pasar is open from 4:00 – 7:30 pm.
After disembarking from our car, parked along the same row as the Ministry of Finance, noticed that the were yellow lines along the road but as it was a Sunday, should be ok guarr ? We walk across the road to the pasar where even more cars are parked by the roadside ( also with yellow lines) , we then saw 1 policeman busy writing summons and another was lifting a car wiper to secure a summon . And before you can say ‘keropok lekor’ , we got back to our car , drove further up the road, make a U-turn ( legal, of course) and then parked our car at the designated car park area which was in front of the pasar.
Ahh…you could smell the aroma of food, see the smoke where some deep frying or panggang-ing are taking place before stepping into the pasar..
A lot of stuff on sticks to choose from : fishballs, fish fingers, chicken liver, hot dog, filaments sticks, and stuff not on sticks too, fried chicken, fish etc…
Noodles in big kuali…
Rows of Otak-otak being grilled
There is a stall where you can choose the sotong, ikan pari, other ikans that you fancy and the abang will slapped some sauce on these, and cook them on a banana leaf over the grill
I was surprised to see a queue, maybe it’s just the courteous Putrajaya folks, but..this is the only stall where people are queuing up rather than crowd around the stall..
And it’s all for …. ten ten tenn….Roti John, must be good stuff…
The innovative air tebu seller, I checked the bin..it’s clean..don’t worry..
Ikan and ayam percik – the colour, the aroma…
Many species of Ikan being panggang-ed
The infamous Kampung Baru Bubur Lambuk..
The more ‘modern’ buka puasa fare – pizza , wasn’t that popular with the Putrajaya crowd..
Apam in various stages of gestation ..
BBQ Lamp shanks..the abang manning the stall said to me ‘ you want a whole kambing also got, please call me, I can arrange, anytime..’
My buka puasa choice : Nasi kerabu + a piece of chicken wing + solok lada ( stuffed chili ) = RM5
I noticed that there weren’t that many stalls selling kuih-muih at the Putrajaya pasar ramadan , there were more stalls selling ‘proper’ meal rather that the ‘dessert’ part of the buka puasa fare. The 2 most popular stall : the Roti John stall ( mentioned above) and the ‘ayam golek / ayam pusing’ stall .. this is a more hi-tech version, where the ayam were pusing-ed inside an oven rather that in the open fire
Pasar Ramadan Putrajaya
( To avoid summonses, please park your car at designated parking area !)