Cuisine in Melaka


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5 Pasar Ramadans in the Klang Valley not to be missed

Once a year, Pasar Ramadans spring into action all over the country for a full month during Ramadan. Here are our top picks of params around the Klang Valley.

Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world refrain from eating and drinkingfrom dawn to dusk. In Malaysia, food stalls pop up at selected sites as the sun goes down, offering food for iftar (the breaking of fast after sunset). These Ramadan food bazaars, or affectionately known as params (short for Pasar Ramadan), attract both Muslims and non-Muslims with their large selection of food such as rendang, nasi briyani, nasi lemak, satay and a whole lot more. Armed with our hungry tummies, we went on a search for the best params with the yummiest goodies.


1. Pasar Ramadan Stadium Shah Alam
: Shah Alam Stadium Car Park, Section 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor
(opposite Tesco Extra, near Giant)

The Ramadan bazaar at Shah Alam Stadium is one of the largest in the Klang Valley, occupying a section of the stadium’s carpark. With three long stretches of food stalls lining up on both sides, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the variety of food available.



Clockwise from top left: Pecal kampung, roti john, dadih, assorted cakes

Don’t miss out on:
Kambing Golek USJ (Roast Lamb)


Grilled to perfection, the lamb is tender and flavourful. At RM15 per pack, it’s more costly than the usual param fare, but definitely worth every cent.

Kebab Cucuk Amza

Be prepared to wait as the skewers are grilled on the spot. It’s RM6 per stick, with generous amounts of meat, pepper and cherry tomatoes. Go for the chicken, as the beef can get a bit tough and chewy.


2. Pasar Ramadan TTDI
Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
(opposite McDonald’s)

The TTDI param remains a popular spot for food hunters although it has significantly shrunk in size in recent years. But what they lack in quantity, they make up with quality. There is no shortage of good food here, making it difficult for us to pick our favourites.



Clockwise from top left: Pulut durian, apam balik, assorted kuih, drinks

Don’t miss out on:
Popiah Basah Shaihful (Spring rolls)


There’s no signboard for this popiah stall, but it’s definitely not hard to find. Situated at the end of the street, you’ll just have to look for the queue that stretches towards the shoplots. The popiah is made fresh, priced at only RM0.70 per piece.

Popia Pak Ya ‘Power’ (Deep fried spring rolls)


If you prefer the fried version, this stall’s popiahs packs a punch at only RM1 each. The crispy texture will leave you wanting more.

Pulut Udang


A glutinous rice roll stuffed with a mixture of coconut shreds and spicy prawn sambal, wrapped in banana leaves, the pulut udang is only RM0.70 each. Limited stock is available daily, so don’t miss out.


3. Pasar Ramadan Kelana Jaya
Location :
Jalan SS 6/1, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
(same row as Kompleks Tabung Haji Kelana Jaya)

The Kelana Jaya param is a test of self-control, with a never-ending row of stalls tempting your senses. Treat yourself to yummy snacks, feast on classic kampung cuisine, or indulge in some mouth-watering desserts. The good selection of food here, coupled with accessible parking around the neighbourhood makes this param one of our favourites.

Clockwise from top left: Ikan bakar patin, kepak ayam madu, assorted cakes, nasi lemak

Don’t miss out on:
Azmera Samosa


The triangular samosas are also known as a mini murtabak. They’re fried to perfection with a generous amount of filling, retaining its crisp even after a long wait. It’s RM0.80 each or RM3 for four pieces.

Satar Awie Kuala Besut


Satar, a traditional Terengganu cuisine, is gaining popularity in the Klang Valley. Made from mackerels, Awie’s satar is a must-try.


4. Pasar Ramadan USJ 4
Location :
Jalan USJ 4/5, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor

A local favourite of the Subang Jaya residents, this param stretches along a street in the residential area of USJ 4. The selection of food here is very diverse, from local favourites to international food such as baked potatoes and pasta.



Clockwise from top left: Lemang, cempedak goreng and keropok lekor, nasi kukus, baked potatoes

Don’t miss out on:
Raja Karipap Antarabangsa


The crispy samosas and curry puffs make a good snack to break fast with. It’s RM1 each for the curry puffs and RM4 for 5 pieces of samosas. They’re both available in chicken or beef fillings.

Murtabak Langkawi


To sink your teeth into these delicious murtabaks, you’ll have to start queuing early or face disappointment when they run out by 6.30pm. Available in chicken and beef, it’s RM3.50 per piece or RM10 for three.


5. Pasar Ramadan Bangsar Baru
Location :
Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
(beside Bangsar Food Court, near Bangsar Village I II)

The humble param in Bangsar is the smallest of the lot, making it the perfect place to drop by quickly to satisfy your cravings. Parking is aplenty, with roadside and shopping mall parking available within walking distance.



Clockwise from top left: Putu piring, ikan bakar Portugis, assorted kuih, assorted jelly

Don’t miss out on:
BigBites Quiches Pies


Dig into some hearty pies and quiches. Baked fresh daily, the pies are a nice change from the local param fare. Prices start from RM4 per pie.


Sarawak Cafe’s Murtabak Jala


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Orange Pekoe


Orange Pekoe is a popular guesthouse within the Bukit Bintang area in the center of Kuala Lumpur. The guesthouse was originally named The Nest, but decided on a name change after other guesthouses (of less quality) decided to use the same name. The guesthouse is located at a very good spot in the center of KL, at walking distance of several sights. The Bukit Bintang area is especially popular due to the large amount of shopping malls. The very popular shopping center Pavilion KL is at no more than a 5 minute walk from the guesthouse.

The guesthouse is pretty basic, but they have thought thoroughly about what a budget traveler wants. You have free Wi-Fi, a shared fridge, coffee- and tea facilities and a large offer of brochures and information flyers on all the attractions and sightings within the city.

The rooms are very nice. They all come with air-conditioning, and most the rooms have their own shower and toilet. A few rooms share these facilities, but the price for a night’s stay is also much lower. When you leave you can simply leave the room key at the reception desk, so you won’t lose it.

Breakfast at Orange Pekoe is pretty basic. Actually it isn’t that special, you are better off going to one of the many shopping centers after 10am, since there are many better spots to have breakfast at. If you want a simple sandwich, or just a snack, go visit The Loaf at the front entrance Pavilion KL. If you enjoy a good cup of coffee, Espressament Illy is a great coffee place at the left side of the Pavilion KL main entrance. In most shopping malls you will find dozens of good restaurants, where they often have a lunch menu as well.

Orange Pekoe is located near the popular nightlife area known as Changkat Bukit Bintang. When you cross the street from the guesthouse, you will find several nice western restaurants and bars along the main road, Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang. Several meters away from the guesthouse you will find a few good Mamak restaurants. Our favorite Mamak restaurant is Bahdushah. It is located at Jalan Nagasari, which is right across from the Parkroyal Serviced Suites and the Istana Hotel.

From the guesthouse you will get to the monorail station Raja Chulan within a 5 minutes’ walk. You can easily take the monorail to KL Sentral from here, which will also lead you to the train going to the airport, or the metro which will lead you to other attractions (such as Chinatown, KLCC and even the Batu Caves). From the guesthouse you can walk to the back entrance of Pavilion KL within 5 minutes, where the walking tunnel (elevated and covered) between Bukit Bintang and KLCC begins. This way it is only a 10-15 minute walk to the Petronas Twin Towers, and to the popular shopping mall Suria KLCC. Near the previous mentioned Changkat Bukit Bintang lies Jalan Alor, a popular foodstreet with many local hawkers. In this area you will also find several shopping centers (like the popular IT/gadget mall Plaza Low Yat, Sungei Wang and Berjaya Times Square).








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This blogspot is being created to compliment our main Tourism Melaka website at

We hope to write our comments and views on the development of the tourism sector in Melaka so that old cultural jewels can be retained and new ones generated to attract more visitors to our Melakan shores.

For us to continue our journey, we like to invite visitors to pen their comments and views so that we can create a sustainable and vibrant tourism sector in Melaka.


TW Kang