A closeup of the mee at the first stand we saw — stir-fried noodles with fresh chilies, basil, and sliced egg
Hubby, knowing that a quick death for anyone means coming between my snacks and me, readily complied, pulling off the side of the road into a gray area of ditch and gravel. We eagerly crossed the street and spent a good 20 minutes perusing the aisles of snacks before pulling the trigger on five prawn and anchovy fritters, pictured below, costing us 1 ringgit (approximately $0.28 US).
Giant tandem woks for frying prawn fritters (back) and anchovy fritters (front)
A quick descent into snack lunacy quickly followed, as we loaded up on curry samosas, coconut agar-agar wrapped in banana leaves (below), and a curry chicken and potato mixture stir-fried and wrapped in an egg crepe. Our cornucopia of street fare was overflowing, but there was a problem. It was 5:30pm, and none of the people around us were eating their hawker fare. They were only purchasing the food to be eaten once the call to prayer signaled the end of the fast for the day.
The hubby and I were stumped. On the one hand, we didn’t want to be rude by being the only people on the entire block stuffing our faces, but on the other hand, fried prawn fritters are best eaten right away, and my curry chicken-potato-egg crepe deliciousness was burning a hole in my pocket. After a little deliberation, we did what any sensible heathens in our position would have done — we headed back to the car, locked ourselves inside and stuffed our faces.
Making roti to be fried on a giant skillet
For locals looking for this Ramadan Bazaar and the accompanying night market, which occurs on Tuesday and Saturday nights, the Bazaar is located along Jalan Pandan 3 at the intersection with Persiaran Pandan 1. The night market is at the intersection of Jalan Pandan 2 and Jalan Pandan 2/2. With a GPS, the coordinates to get you in the vicinity are 3.13517,101.739589.