Pasar Ramadhan Kampung Melayu, Pulau Pinang

pasar ramadhan kampung melayu

The Pasar Ramadhan in Kampung Melayu, Penang is greatly improved this year. They have nice tents for the stall holders. Hmmm…I am not sure if this is part of the change we experience with a new state government?

The number of stalls also increased this year and hence, there are even more choices.

bubur lambuk

The masjid next to the pasar is giving away free bubur lambuk. However, you need to bring your own container. The bubur lambuk smells great but unfortunately, I don’t get a portion as I do not have a container with me. I have never tasted bubur lambuk before and am not even sure if it is salty, sweet or savoury?

Ikan terubuk belah belakang

I didn’t buy much on this trip because after ‘inspecting’ all the stalls, I do not know what to buy. Got this ikan terubuk belah belakang and it was fun eating because the fish has millions of bones and they are not the ordinary bones but bones like a hair split ends. If I have been fasting the whole day, I don’t think I can eat ikan terubuk because it takes a long time to separate the bones from the flesh.

nasi lemuni

Got a packet of nasi lemuni. I wonder if this is the nasi lemuni awet muda or not?


The foods there in Kampung Melayu are still very cheap. Got this freshly fried karipap for only RM1 for three pieces.

If you are a Penangite, there are two very interesting pasar ramadhan you can visit. One is this Kampung Melayu one and the other is the Tanjung Tokong.

I wish all Muslims readers of Best Recipe blog Selamat Berpuasa and Happy Ramadhan.

Post Author: Lilian

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6 thoughts on “Pasar Ramadhan Kampung Melayu, Pulau Pinang


    (September 1, 2008 - 11:59 pm)

    I love nasi lemuni and bubur lambuk. The nasi lemuni you bought looks authentic, so I’d say, yes, it’s the awet muda one. 🙂

    Bubur lambuk tastes like the usual rice porridge with hints of spices, savoury and a lil’ sweetness.


    (September 2, 2008 - 10:48 am)

    What’s nasi lemuni? I’ve never heard of it before. Can someone explain. Thanks.


    (September 3, 2008 - 9:52 am)

    Ohhhh .. hubby and I had only ikan terubuk goreng cicah air asam tempoyak for buka puasa today with rice …bliss … patience is virtue 😛 … BTW .. I never really separated the bones from the flesh especially as it nears the head …. simply impossible …so I just chewed the flesh a gazillion times before I actually swallowed it !!

    I always wondered why ppl buy the head only …why ah?? The thrill of eating it kut, eh?

    Hajar Alwi

    (September 4, 2008 - 4:41 pm)

    Honestly, I am trying hard not to succumb to the temptations on your featured food. By any chance, do you know any websites that has a list of the popular food sold during Ramadhan? Appreciate if you can point me to it. 🙂


    (September 4, 2008 - 5:50 pm)

    I used to get my bubur kanji (thats what I call) from that surau. I remember those days, the surau comittee will go door to door to collect donations. The money will be used to buy the ingedients to make bubur kanji during Ramadhan. And like everywhere else, its given free. Guess I will only make my way there on the final week of Ramadhan.


    (September 5, 2008 - 12:30 pm)

    over there got Serondeng daging or not?

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