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Ramadan Bazaar 2023

Nostalgia beckons with the Ramadan Bazaar!


"Did you know there's going to be a Ramadan Bazaar?"


We were really excited when we heard that from our friends, family and distributors in Canberra! We were also invited to hold a Ramadan Bazaar to help some small businesses to bring back some Ramadan good vibes and all the glorious food! And those of you who know us well, we never pass up a chance to share and enjoy amazing food!


We have fond memories of Ramadan Bazaars from our childhood. And we're looking forward to recreating this magic!


We will be doing the Sydney Mini Ramadan Bazaar on 1st & 2nd April 2023, Saturday & Sunday from 5.00 pm till sold out (normal trading hours is till 11.00 pm) with Nasi Lemak Parklea in Homebush located at 84 Park Road, Homebush Sydney NSW.


How to get to Homebush Sydney?

10 mins walk by train from Homebush & Strathfield

There is plenty of parking for those coming by car.


We’re still in discussion with our Muslim Association in Canberra for Ramadan Bazaar at the Malaysian High Commission. We are looking at having the Ramadan Bazaar every Saturday and Sunday till Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. Stay tuned for good news and food with our Chef Zura!

Ramadan Kareem | My Blue Tea

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims worldwide have to fast from dawn until sunset. Yes, that means no eating or drinking during the day, for an entire month! Not even a drop of water. Ramadan marks the month of fasting for Muslims – but it also means the return of one of the city’s most popular street bazaars.


There is a reason why Ramadan Bazaars are so steeped in our memories growing up. They are a veritable treasure trove of culinary street wonders. If you;'ve ever visited one of these bazaars, you'll understand why. They are simply alluring. Unlike night markets, which are a weekly affair that starts from around 6 p.m. till late, Ramadan bazaars are open daily during the month of Ramadan, between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m or late in some areas.


Ramadan month this year, 2023 Gregorian, 1444 Hijri, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia starts on Thursday, 23 March 2023. It ends on Thursday, 20 April 2023.


The first thing that you will notice is that bazaars have a warm and lively atmosphere. As you make your way from one entrance to the other, vendors greet, invite and will show you their wares. Should you ask questions about their delicacies, they will happily take the time to explain to you.


You will also immediately start to notice a congregation of Malaysians united for their love of food. It’s great to see our countrymen bound together by humble food. From young to old, all Malaysians can be seen at this festive food market.


Wonderful smells, bright colours and laughter make Ramadan bazaars simply alluring!



At the Mini Ramadan Bazaar at Homebush we would have the following stallholders :


(1) Nasi Lemak Parklea with of course, Nasi Lemak, Chicken Curry, Rendang, Satay etc. Do come over to find out for yourself!

(2) Dapur Senah with Kueh Kueh (Asian Cakes)

(3) Be spoilt for choice with varieties of curry puffs (TBC) including Durian Puffs... ooo yum!

(4) Chilli chips & snacks by Madam Chilli

(5) Keropok Lekor or Fish Crackers/snack by Keropok Lekor Ganu

(6) MyBlueTea with Coconut Shakes Smoothies, Pandan & Butterfly Pea for cookies & Kueh making and spice blends

(7) Radiah Store with Raya Clothing and Raya Cookies

(8) And a few more stalls to be confirmed e.g. dates, trinkets, Indonesian snacks etc.


Hungry and curious? Come to this year’s Ramadan Bazaar in Sydney and Canberra (TBA) besides our event in Homebush. Some bazaars run every night for a month! :-


*Sydney - Mini Ramadan Bazaar on 1st & 2nd April, 2023 at No. 84 Park Road, Homebush from 5.00pm till 11.00pm

*Canberra - awaiting confirmation by Malaysian High Commission & Muslim Association

*Sydney - Ramadan Nights Lakemba - a vibrant, global food bazaar which appears from dusk to dawn

*Liverpool - Ramadan Eid Bazaar

*Ramadan Melbourne - we can't find Ramadan Bazaar but here's a list of where to eat during the fasting month


Or you can feast at home with our Ramadan delights with our range of Superfood and Super Spices. We have plenty of recipes and new recipes are always being added. Our current favourite is Spicy Spaghetti Carbonara, and we will try it this week with Tortilinis!


COCONUT SHAKE FOR RAMADAN! NEW RECIPE

Coconut Shake Smoothie with Dates

Watch our website TV Channel for yummy thirst quenching recipes specially created for this Ramadan. Here's the Orange Coconut Milk with Dates video and stay tuned for Coconut Shake with Dates or Jallab. Jallab is a Lebanese Ramadan drink with our Hibiscus Tea.


Trade Enquiries are welcome! From Blue Tea, Pandan, Superfood Powders & Spice blends to Exotica Latte Blends. We are looking for Cafes, Restaurants, Bakeries etc and if you are looking for build a new Coconut Shake Smoothie franchise stores --> call us or apply NOW!



We would be having Coconut Shake Smoothie Blue & Pandan at the Mini Ramadan Bazaar and Virgin Coconut Shake.



Malaysia, Truly Asia

If you are in Malaysia during the Ramadan period, you mustn't, and can't miss the Ramadan bazaars that can be found at almost every corner all over the country. You get spoilt with an amazing spread of mouth-watering delicacies for you to break your fast with.


These bazaars are a feast for the senses. The smells of the spices, the bright colours, the variety of textures and the liveliness of it all makes you want to lap it all up. You can walk from one end of the bazaar to another and feel like you need a few more rounds to fully experience everything.


We recommend visiting a different bazaar every day as they have their different menus and unique characteristics. Word of caution - plan what you want to buy and stick to it. In fact, bring just enough cash for what you want to buy. Otherwise, you're very likely to get swept away and want to get everything your eyes land on! You don't want to end up overspending, as that defeats the purpose of the holy month.


Colours, smells, tastes and textures galore at a typical Ramadan bazaar.


If you are visiting Malaysia or Singapore during the Ramadan Month here are some places where you should visit for the warm, lively and colourful food and people. It is also a shutter-happy place so remember to put aside your camera for a while too. You want to fully experience it, and not just from behind the lens!


*Kampong Baru, Kuala Lumpur

*Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

*Stadium Shah Alam, Selangor

*Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya

*Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur

*Little India bazaar, Georgetown, Penang

*Bazaar Ramadan Mega Melaka, Malacca

*Perak Stadium Ramadan Bazaar, Ipoh Perak

*Jalan Mahkota Bazaar, Georgetown Penang

*Meru Ramadan Bazaar, Klang Selangor

*Bazaar Iftar Daddys, Singapore

*Walk thru Souk by Laloolalang, Singapore


See you there!!


What's next after Ramadan?

To mark the end of the fasting month, Muslims celebrate a day of victory with the festival of Eid al-Fitr, also known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa all over the world. Families hold gatherings and everyone comes together to seek forgiveness from their elderly and each other. It may be that there would be limitations on the number of visitors, but still, we can all make the most of it!


How are you celebrating Ramadan?

 

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