Not too big or too small, the USJ 4 Ramadhan bazaar has just the right amount of vendors so you won’t feel overwhelmed. Plus, the bazaar greets you with the smell of ikan bakar. If you’re looking for lauk to go along with rice, you’ll find plenty here as well as nasi biryani stalls. Our favourites include Uncle Jilli’s jacket potatoes, the agar-agar stall and putu bambu. Find the bazaar along Jalan USJ 4/5.
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Uncle Jilli’s Jacket Potato
Potatoes make for a filling, if uneventful, meal – unless you’re referring to those from Uncle Jilli’s Jacket Potato. Here, you’ll find jacket potatoes stuffed with chicken, mushroom and/or beef, and topped with a gooey cheese sauce. Not recommended for those on a diet.
Another popular mainstay of the USJ 4 bazaar is Murtabak Azmi, which first pan fries their filling of minced meat, egg and onions before placing it onto the paper-thin dough skin, with a piece of fried dough skin thrown in to give the murtabak a chunkier and crispier bite.
Raja Karipap Antarabangsa
Raja Karipap reigns over the kingdom that is fried food with not just karipap but samosa and popiah as well. The stall is good if you like variety and plan on buying for a big crowd. The curry puffs are a bit on the sweet side (a good thing if you like your curry puffs sweet than spicy).
Ramadhan is also the time of the colourful agar-agar (go away raindrop cake, you’re irrelevant). This particular stall translates classic Malaysian drinks to its jelly counterpart well: there’s bandung cincau, Nescafe, teh tarik, cendol, milk with Milo cubes, Milo and a whole lot more. The jellies here are five for RM2 but if you bring your own container, they’ll add on one more free of charge.
There are loads of nasi biryani stalls at the USJ 4 bazaar and you won’t go wrong with most of them. If you’re not sure which to get, we say (always) go for lamb.