Tasik Permaisuri bazaar offers a cornucopia of dishes

THE Ramadan bazaar at Tasik Permaisuri Park in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur has some unique offerings like Murtabak Lapis Singapura.

Trader Ahmad Yani Nasution said chicken or beef minced meat was fried on a hot pan and then put into the eggs and onion mixture to make the murtabak filling.

“The mixture is then fried together before being put into the flour to make the first layer of murtabak.

“The unique thing about Murtabak Lapis Singapura is that the dish has two layers.

“Instead of the common murtabak where the filling is wrapped inside the flour, we top it with another layer of murtabak,” he said while preparing the food at the bazaar along Jalan Tasik Permaisuri 1.

The thick murtabak has a chewy texture and is rather filling for one person.

It should be eaten while hot.

Another highlight at the bazaar is Roti Jala Berinti.

Trader Saiful Mohd Ismail also adds a “filling” to the roti jala.

“We add minced chicken meat, eggs and onion and then put it on top of the roti jala while frying it on a hot gridle,” he said.

Over the years, the food sold in Ramadan bazaars has evolved to feature a fusion of western and eastern influences.

Western food that can be found here are spaghetti aglio-olio served with grilled shrimp, chicken and lamb chop as well as Japanese snack takoyaki, a wheat flour-based batter cooked with diced octopus.

Other dishes that patrons look out for at the bazaar are ayam madu, roti John, grilled fish and lamb.

Also snapped up were dishes like laksa Langkawi, fried bean curd, kebab, dried squid, putu bamboo, lamb and chicken skewered with onions and capsicum, akok Kelantan, apam balik, nasi briyani, ayam percik, tau fu fah and char kuey teow.

Parking is available but do expect a traffic crawl along the road.

The bazaar starts to get crowded from 5pm onwards.

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