Top Ramadhan delicacies

Ramadhan is a holy month celebrated by millions of Muslims worldwide, where they fast from dawn to sunset. Besides its spiritual significance, Ramadhan is a time for communal celebration and sharing meals with loved ones. From savoury dishes to sweet treats, the month of Ramadhan and the Hari Raya season that follow is full of delightful delicacies. 

In this article, we explore some of the crowd’s favourite Ramadhan delicacies. Join us as we delve into the culinary world of Ramadhan, discovering the rich and diverse flavours that make this month so unique.

Qashier’s top picks:

  1. Bubur lambuk
  2. Murtabak
  3. Lemang & kuah kacang
  4. Nasi kerabu
  5. Ikan bakar & sotong bakar

1. Bubur Lambuk

Traditionally, Muslims prefer to break their fast with sweet or soft food that is easy on the stomach. One popular dish is the bubur lambuk, which translates to “scattered porridge” due to its cooking method. Ingredients such as rice, meat, and onions are typically thrown into a single pot, resulting in a delicious and hearty porridge perfect for breaking fast. 

While bubur lambuk is commonly served free at mosques, you can also savour this delicious dish at restaurants. Check out the halal buffet at 21 on Rajah, located at Days Hotel in Zhongshan Park. Their Ramadhan menu not only serves bubur lambuk but also a wide selection of other delicious favourites.

2. Murtabak

Another popular favourite is Murtabak, a well-known street food you can find at Ramadhan bazaars. “Murtabak” is derived from the Arabic word “Muttabaq“, which means “folded”. This delectable dish consists of pan-fried bread filled with meat stuffing and then folded into perfect squares. There’s a variety of meat choices you can choose from – minced beef, chicken, or even mutton!

If you crave some good murtabak, swing by Zam Zam Restaurant. Located in the Kampong Glam district, Zam Zam is one of the oldest and most famous murtabak restaurants in Singapore. Their mutton murtabak is a must-try.

3. Lemang & Kuah Kacang

Another traditional dish is the lemang & kuah kacang – savoured by dipping the aromatic glutinous rice (lemang) in the rich peanut sauce (kuah kacang) that is slightly sweet yet comes with a hint of spiciness. 

What makes this dish unique is its cooking method. The aroma of the glutinous rice comes from coconut milk, cooked inside a bamboo cylinder over an open fire. Paired with the creamy and nutty peanut sauce, their flavours complement each other to create a delicious and satisfying meal. 

While it is a traditional Eid dish, you can also find this during the Ramadhan season. One famous spot is the House of Lemang located at West Coast Road and Changi. You can also find them at Ramadhan bazaars dishing up their speciality. 

4. Nasi Kerabu

Although not exclusive to Ramadhan, Nasi Kerabu is a popular iftar dish among Malaysians. This unique dish features blue rice and various side dishes such as shredded vegetables, salted eggs, fermented fish paste, stuffed green chillies, grated coconut, and fish crackers. Traditionally, it is the butterfly pea flower that gives the rice its distinct bluish-purple hue. 

If you want an interesting take on nasi kerabu, check out Serangoon BBQ & Curry 1983 located at 22 Sin Ming Rd. The family-run stall has been selling this dish since 1983. All fresh ingredients are sourced from the market and everything is prepared and marinated in the restaurant’s kitchen, including the chicken, seafood, and blue rice. In addition, get spoiled for choice by selecting from various mains, rice, and two side dishes, all on display.

5. Ikan Bakar & Sotong Bakar

If you are a seafood lover, one delicacy that you will not miss at bazaars is the sotong bakar (grilled squid) and ikan bakar (grilled fish). These dishes are commonly served with sambal sauce and wrapped in banana leaves. Some would prefer having them with a side of rice, making it a wholesome meal altogether.

If you are craving some ikan bakar and sotong bakar, get them pipping hot from Maktok’s Kitchen at Makan Empire! Located at Kaki Bukit, the new halal-certified coffee shop offers a variety of modern hawker fare till 2 am. Apart from grilled seafood, they also serve seafood in a bucket, laksa, and XXL mutton bamia stew platters that are perfect for sharing. 

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