Located just opposite Stadium Malawati at Padang Dataran Shah Alam in Seksyen 13, this mammoth Ramadhan bazaar is easy to find (just follow the crowd and the smell of grilled meats) with plenty of parking spaces. A word of caution: because of the enormous size of the bazaar, you might be tempted to bite off more than you can chew since pretty much everything looks good.
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Kepak ayam madu Sabah
It's hard to miss this stall at one end of the many rows here; smoke billows from the grill and the chirpy lady turning the kepak ayam madu Sabah every few minutes beckons you to buy a wing or two. Heed her advice; the honey chicken wings are crisp on the outside and have juicy meat, and the slightly spicy kicap Sabah brings it all together.
Popiah SS Ali
While most popular places have long queues of hungry customers, Popiah SS Ali nixes that with speed and efficiency so you can have your popiah without too much waiting time. Get both the popiah goreng and popiah basah so you can alternate between fried and fresh. Just have a packet of tissues handy as both versions are heavily coated with chilli sauce.
Making kek batik is simple: mix broken Marie biscuits with condensed milk and chocolate (cocoa or Milo), and you have yourself a chocolaty treat. We say get at least two slices of it from one of the many stalls offering this sweet, or ask for the Oreo pudding (topped with Oreo biscuits) for more sugary variety.
Pau ayam panggang
Who needs ordinary bao-shaped bao when you can have bao in the shape of a roast chicken? Looking exactly like the bird (complete with wings, thighs and golden brown skin), the pau ayam panggang resembles a mini Sunday roast. Once you bite into it however, it’s all bao with a filling made of roast chicken pieces, black pepper and onions.
It’s hard to go wrong with the staple tea time item; whether it’s crispy or chewy, everyone would be happy munching on this childhood favourite. Don’t think twice about ordering more than your usual RM2 worth of keropok lekor; we say RM6 of each type of lekor should keep you crunching after you’ve had your proper buka meal.