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Where and what to eat during Ramadan and Hari Raya

Breaking Fast

Malaysia is already a food-lover’s paradise, so when the month of Ramadan comes around, the bounty of sumptuous delights available goes to another level. While people patiently waiting to break-fast, Malaysian cities buzz with excitement from early evening onwards at night markets or pasar malam. The stalls here generally open around 3pm and offer typical Malaysian street food, as well as special treats only seen at this time of year. People buying food will wait until they get home and after sun down to enjoy a meal with their family. Bear this in mind if you are exploring the pasar malam as well.
The most popular and crowded markets in Kuala Lumpur are Jalan Masjid India and at TTDI. For a more intimate experience, check out the night market in Bangsar, known particularly for its puti priing (rice flour cakes).

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At all markets you will find typical Ramadan season treats like ketupat, rice filled coconut leaves that are boiled and eaten with peanut gravy or serunding (chicken or beef floss). If you have a sweet tooth, go for dodol, a chewy, sticky treat that comes in three flavours: coconut, durian or pandan.

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In Penang, go straight to Jalan Makloom. The capital of Malaysian street food won’t disappoint with typical laksa dishes and kuih lapis for dessert. This is a multicoloured layer cake made with tapioca, rice flour and coconut milk. If you’re in Malacca, head to Bazaar Ramadan Mega for tasty Nyonya specialties, a fusion of Malaysian and Peranakan Chinese flavours.

 

Banquet Dining 

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Ramadan markets are not just delicious, they are also cheap — perfect for a budget traveller. Yet, if you have the luxury, try the tantalising buka puasa banquets. These smorgasbord seatings at restaurants or hotels offer the perfect feast to celebrate iftar (break of fast). Prices are around RM100 and include rendang curry, a meat dish cooked slowly for hours in coconut milk and spices, and lontong, a coconut soup with lemongrass and bamboo.

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Another traditional dish for breaking fast is bubur lambuk, a rice porridge without spices. It is common to eat it in the morning, before dawn, as it comforting and easy to digest. If you still have space on the table, try the famed Malaysian delight kek batik. This cake is a mix of biscuits and chocolate powder and resembles the batik print, hence the name.

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Open House

Hari Raya Puasa marks the end of fasting days and it is common for Malaysians to visit their families in their hometowns and celebrate the end of Ramadan with a big feast know as balik kampung. If you are lucky to be invited to one of these gatherings, don’t hesitate to join in as food is the most precious way for Muslims to show their love, generosity and charity, especially during Ramadan. Open houses are such big things, the King, Queen and ministers also throw open their doors at their official residences and cabinets. The biggest one is at the royal palace at Istana Negara. These are very popular, so do expect long queues if you want to divulge in this cultural experience.

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Artisan Roast TTDI

I am a bit of a coffee freak. we have my possess Saeco coffee appurtenance during home, and this appurtenance plays a outrageous partial in my morning rituals. There are many coffee bondage in Malaysia. Some we like, for instance Esspressamente illy, San Francisco and Pacific Coffee Company. Others we don’t like that much. Besides a renouned bondage there are also utterly a few friendly coffee places, many of them are located around Kuala Lumpur, mostly during a not-so-popular-places.

Source + Store + Roast + Vacuum container + Grind + Tamp + Extract + Steam + Pour + Serve = Awesome coffee during Artisan Roast!

There are a few good baristas that do their sorcery during Artisan Roast. They used to be located during Jalan Richie nearby Jalan Ampang, though changed a while ago to TTDI (see hit sum below).

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Artisan Roast during TTDI is a pleasant small place. We customarily go there on Sunday mornings, and see a crowds flow in around noon. There are a few seats outside, and also some seats along a prolonged dais inside. In a behind area there are a few friendly loll seats. We generally adore a good ambiance, even when a place is packed; there still is a loose (and mostly quiet) atmosphere.

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One of a good things about Artisan Roast is that their prices are unequivocally affordable.

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So distant we’ve customarily been there a integrate of times, so we haven’t had a possibility to try out all their coffees. The forms we did try were all great, and prepared with a right volume of adore and dedication. we customarily go for a customary prolonged black (RM5), that is already a really good crater of coffee.

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Another good thing of Artisan Roast are a creatively prepared small snacks. It is roughly unfit to dump by Artisan Roast though perplexing during slightest a few of their sweets.

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Everything is baked on a spot, and when they move in a new collection of Caramel Slices (RM2), people customarily get adult to sequence some. Their cakes (apple, carrot or cheese) are all RM10 for a thick slice. Our favorites are a Lemon Slice (RM5), Caramel Slice and a Jaffa Slice (dark chocolate, RM2), though indeed all of a snacks they sell are delicious.

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Artisan Roast is really a place to have a good review while enjoying a good crater of coffee. People that wish to work there should substantially check adult front either they offer giveaway Wi-Fi. We checked though couldn’t find any there, that isn’t a large thing, as we have use mobile internet anyway, though others might consider different.

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Location and hit sum of Artisan Roast

Artisan Roast is located along Lorong Rahim Kajai 14 in TTDI (Taman Tun Dr. Ismail), right subsequent to a Maybank branch. Below are a hit details:

4 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, TTDI
Phone: +60 377 336 379
Website: http://www.artisanroast.com.my

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am – midnight
Sat, Sun Public holidays: 9am – midnight

You can also hit them by Facebook or Twitter.

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Suggestions?

Got any good tips to share with us? Do we know of good coffee places in Kuala Lumpur (or a rest of Malaysia) we should really try out? Let us know by withdrawal a criticism below!

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