The street lights are twinkling, the charcoal smoke intensifies the air, and the calls of goods on discount blast out of the speakers — this is a triple treat that characterises the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar. It’s that time of the year again, when Muslims fast during the holy month of Ramadan while preparing for festivities happening in the month ahead, Eid-ul Fitri (also known as Hari Raya Puasa). Before you go about your taste trek, note these: the bazaar is bigger this year, with stalls erected at the compound where the Malay Village once stood. And it is at that compound where plastic chairs have been placed so that you may chow down on the grub in crowded comforts. Here are 19 edibles we recommend, and remember to go with an empty stomach.
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CHICKEN KEBAB | Ustad Turkish Kebap, $5 | The ultimate street food, it’s no wonder that kebabs are popular at this bazaar — you’ll come across one every 3m. But what makes this stall stand out are its loyalty to proper ingredients. Skip the blasphemous mayo-chilli sauce combo offered by neighbouring kebab stalls for a garlic sauce and chilli paste. Dress it over the juicy pieces of chicken shawarma and white cabbage-slaw, and every bite will deliver the cohesion of sharp and spicy flavours. (Address: Stall 6, along Tanjong Katong Road)