It is that time of the year again. The month long festival of Eid-ul-Fitr or Ramadan, is in progress. As in India and other parts of the world, the followers of Islam fast during the daylight hours and come evening they break their fast with mouth watering dishes in this holy month.
Every city has its certain eateries that specialize in certain types of cuisines. If you are an adventurous eater who doesn’t mind street food, it is your month. A wide range of mouth-watering dishes …vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and sweets tempt connoisseurs across the city to devour the festival’s food points.
The food street in Kampung Baru!
Fast or no fast, your trip to Mumbai during this holy month is incomplete if you do not visit Mohahmad Ali road. Similarly Delhi has its Chandni Chowk, Jama masjid area to satiate your taste buds. Take a trip to Bangalore for an all-night-long feasting at Moore Road in Fraser Town and surrounding Shivajinagar. Not only you can smell delicious aroma of roast chicken tikka, sheek kebabs and haleem but eat them as well.
In Kuala Lumpur too there are several localities, where people put up temporary stalls to display their culinary skills. Kampung Baru is one village which even in normal days is known as the foodies’ delight. In the days of Ramadan, the enthusiasm is multifold and the place teems with preparations from every part Malaysia and some international too.
That’s how Ikan Bakar is made.
There are stalls that prepare Ikan Bakar, one of my favourites. First time I had it in Port Dickson. It is fish wrapped in a banana leaf then grilled on a charcoal fire. Then you can see stalls that make Apam Baliks, normally seen only in Penang.
Surely it is not only the Islamic community who come here for giving themselves a gastronomical treat!
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