Satay, Roti John, Ramly burger, and more…impress your guests this festive season. Indulge in these bazaar favourites right in the comfort of your own home!
Hari Raya festivities aren’t quite the same without your favourite bazaar bites! There’s nothing like a juicy Ramly burger, a velvety milk tea, or a warm plate of aromatic Ayam Percik under the festive lights.
While you can enjoy this quintessential part of the festive spirit this year at Geylang Serai (yay!), it IS possible to savour these familiar stall flavours in the comfort of your home, away from the crowds. Read on for a list of Bazaar-inspired recipes that are easy to follow – and just as delicious as you remembered.
1. Goreng Pisang
Crispy, savoury batter that gives way to caramelised, sticky banana. No one knows who fried the very first pisang, but he/she has to be nothing short of genius.
The perfect combination of ingredients never fails to delight all your senses with oozing gooey-ness, sweetness and c-c-c-c-crunch. And, it’s delightfully easy to make too!
Get our recipe for goreng pisang with a cheesy twist!
2. Ayam Percik
Ah, the hearty, spice-rich smells of fresh Ayam Percik…a warmth synonymous with the spirit of the bazaar.
Make this zesty, tender spiced chicken for yourself! The rempah (spice mix) may seem daunting at first, but all you really need to do is to gather the spices and blend them ahead of time. Simply take out what you need, when you need it, and cook away!
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Recipe for Ayam Percik (taken from here)
What you’ll need:
– 1.5kg Fresh Chicken (cut into six pieces, cleaned and drained)
– 5 tbsp Vegetable Oil
– 2 tsp Tamarind Pulp
– 4 stalks Lemongrass (bruised)
– 1 cup Water
– 1 cup Thick Coconut Milk
– 1½ tbsp Sugar
– ½ tsp Salt
– 1 tbsp Sugar
– 1 tsp Chilli Powder
– 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
– 4 Candlenuts (buah keras)
– 6 cloves Garlic
– 10 Dried Chillies (soaked in hot water)
– 3 Red Chillies (seeds removed, if you prefer that)
– 6 Shallots
– 2.5cm Galangal
– Knob of ginger
What you’ll need to do:
- Mix well until the chicken is coated with the marinade and set aside for at least 1 hour or preferably overnight.
- In a blender, blend rempah ingredients and grind finely.
- Over medium heat, stir continuously to prevent sauce from burning, until aromatic.
- Add water and cook for another 3 minutes.
- Pour in coconut milk, sugar and salt, and simmer over a medium fire for 5 minutes.
- Grill the chicken over a low charcoal fire or under a grill (griddle pan or charcoal grill), basting frequently. Repeat this process of coating the chicken with gravy, until the chicken is cooked.
- Serve Ayam Percik while hot with steamed rice.
3. Roti John
Roti John is the savoury, reliable complement to goreng pisang, It’s a humble guilty pleasure that brings endless joy from the moment you set eyes on it. From the toasted, yet fluffy bread, to the explosion of omelette laced with tangy chilli sauce when you take that first bite. Utter street food sorcery – that you can make it with just a few everyday ingredients!
Make this simple yet yummy Roti John, and easily scale up the recipe to feed more hungry guests, if necessary.
4. Bazaar Thai Milk Tea
Let’s face it — there’s nothing quite like the Thai milk tea we get at the bazaar!
Not just for quenching your thirst, this signature bazaar brew hits at a different level, as the smooth milk coats your tongue to impart the fragrance of tea leaves. Now imagine making and serving this at home – tall glasses of burnt orange crowned with rich, thick foam.
5. Bazaar Paella
You don’t have to travel to get a whiff of this mouth-watering saffron rice dish filled with steaming basmati rice, meat and vegetables! This traditional Spanish staple has quickly become a local bazaar favourite over the years. It’s a one-pot wonder that’s guaranteed to satisfy a rumbling tummy. Read on for an awesome-looking dish that will look like you put in way, way more effort than you actually did.
Feed big groups effortlessly with this easy paella.
6. Air Katira
Here’s another thirst-quencher to cleanse your palate! Made with evaporated milk and basil seeds, we make our Air Katira even more refreshing than it usually is—with crisp watermelon!The quality of the fruit is key – and that’s why you can trust FairPrice to deliver nothing but the best.
Milk this Air Katira recipe for Raya and all year round!
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7. Apam Balik
Apam Balik is as much the star as it is the ideal canvas for your favourite things.Who wouldn’t love a fluffy pancake that’s delightfully crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, with fillings your choice of fillings like peanuts, cream corn, chocolate chips, cookies and Nutella?
You’d love to enjoy this any time at home. That’s why this recipe’s here, so go nuts for apam!
8. Ramly Burger
And now we have the king of the food fair. The bazaar staple of all bazaar staples. The street stall superstar – Ramly Burger! We’re convinced that the bazaar grill imparts a certain magical element to the patty, but the recipe we have does give the original one a run for its money. Fun fact: It was created by MasterChef Singapore Season 1 contestant, Shamsydar Ani, inspired by her mother’s Minang Rendang.
Make quick-cooking, delectable, and kid-friendly rendang patties for your gatherings with our recipe.
And finally, while it isn’t primarily found at the bazaar, you just can’t miss a couple sticks of satay on a night out. After all, it’s got all the building blocks for a gastronomic explosion – skewers of your favourite meat, spices and a heady, smoky char!
Our recipe uses ready-made satay sauce that tastes just like the stalls’, but feel free to try making your own!
Satay away with us.
Whether you’re looking to impress friends and family, or simply looking to expand your festive repertoire, you too can bring the best of the bazaar back to your table. And, most importantly of all, happy festive eating!
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