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Break quick with a feast: Good eats on the Hari Raya Bazaar, Food News & Top Stories

From rolled ice cream in taco-shaped waffle cones in vibrant hues to hearty gadgets like black pepper beef ribs and tulang or lamb shank served in a bucket, the annual Hari Raya Bazaar at Geylang Serai at all times has a wide selection of enjoyable and fancy meals choices to select from.

There are additionally traditional avenue meals gadgets together with otah (spiced fish paste), vadai (shrimp fritters) and ayam percik (spicy grilled rooster), in addition to okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) with numerous fillings, burgers and crumbed squid.

Sip on iced and blended drinks similar to Thai iced tea and virgin mojito.

The well-liked bazaar opened final weekend and options about three,000 stalls promoting meals, garments and different festive merchandise.

It was bustling when The Sunday Times visited it on Wednesday and Thursday final week. There had been about 50 stalls promoting meals gadgets.

Indeed, the bazaar is likely one of the highlights in the course of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Other bazaars over the Ramadan interval embody ones at Woodlands and Tampines.

New choices on the bazaar in Geylang Serai embody an edible helium balloon made with sugar, rooster meatballs with satay gravy, seared beef with mentaiko sauce and an icy mango slushy with mango sorbet and contemporary mango.

During Ramadan, the day normally begins with a predawn meal, or sahur, and ends with a meal at nightfall, or iftar.

The finish of Ramadan is marked by a celebration often known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Eid ul-Fitri, which falls on June 15 this 12 months.

The Sunday Times has put collectively a information on the place to interrupt quick this 12 months. Opt for a buffet or set meal at a restaurant or snack on avenue meals on the Hari Raya Bazaar.

Here is the lowdown.

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Good eats on the Hari Raya Bazaar



What: Ikan 1986, which has taken up a stall on the bazaar for the final 30 years, has seven kinds of otah on provide, together with unique, prawn, squid, crab meat and scallop.

The otah is made from minced mackerel and a aromatic mix of herbs. The store additionally sells pulot bakar, or grilled banana leaf-wrapped pillows of coconut glutinous rice with fillings similar to dried shrimp, rooster and beef.

Where: Ikan 1986, stall numbers TK 5 and GS 246

Open: four to 11pm, day by day

Price: From $three to $four for 5 otah, relying on the flavour. Large otah parcels price $four every. Pulot bakar prices $1.50 every


Beef Ribs with Briyani Rice. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

What: Bite-sized items of roast beef are tossed on a griddle and slathered with a black pepper sauce. It is served in a cup with fries or biryani – go for the tasty biryani except you want soggy fries. Lamb ribs and popcorn rooster are additionally accessible.

Where: Word. Bucket Gangster, stall numbers WGS 39, GS 226, TK 26

Open: four to 11pm, day by day

Price: $12 for a serving of beef or lamb ribs


Mee Kuah Tulang. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

What: Sofnade, identified for its ice cream, is providing sizzling meals this 12 months. Go for Mee Kuah Tulang, lamb shank with yellow Hokkien noodles in a spicy gravy, in addition to rooster meatballs in satay gravy.

Where: Chef Syed X Meatballs In A Bucket by Sofnade, stall quantity GS 243/244. Meatballs In A Bucket can also be situated at TK4.

Open: three.30 to about 11.30pm, day by day.

Price: Mee kuah tulang $7 (solely at GS243/244), Meatballs $9


Mango Parfait-slushy. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

What: Beat the warmth with a big cup of mango slushy. In a separate bowl positioned atop the slushy are scoops of mango sorbet and chunks of contemporary Australian Kensington Pride mango.

Where: Super Mango, Stall quantity 58

Open: 3pm to midnight, day by day

Price: $eight.90



What: Corn taco shells are crammed with freshly grilled dendeng, or beef jerky, and topped with shredded cabbage and contemporary pico de gallo, a Mexican tomato salsa.

Where: Dendeng Duo, stall numbers WGS 40 and GS 203

Open: four to 11pm, day by day

Price: $6 for 2 tacos


Ondeh Ondeh Poffertjes. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

What: Tuck into Dutch child pancakes or poffertjes, that are made to order at Cake Love. Flavours embody crimson velvet and Nutella. For a neighborhood twist, strive the ondeh ondeh pancakes with gula melaka syrup, contemporary coconut and shaved gula melaka.

Where: Cake Love, stall quantity WGS 37

Open: four to 11pm, day by day

Price: $6 for 10 child pancakes


What: The vadai or shrimp fritters right here, that are mild and fluffy, are made on the spot and fried in batches to make sure they continue to be sizzling and crispy.

Where: Mr Wadeh, stall quantity GS 14

Open: four.30 to 10pm, day by day

Price: $2 for 3 items

• The stalls are situated on the Hari Raya Bazaar in Geylang Serai, alongside Tanjong Katong (TK) and Geylang roads, in addition to Sims Avenue, close to the Geylang Serai market (GS) and Wisma Geylang Serai (WGS).

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