It is Ramadan again! Every year, we look forward to the bazaars, and in particular, the one at Geylang Serai. Last year, we saw many creative snacks that got the nation going gaga over.
And this year, we have psychedelic rainbow bagels, cloud-like cotton candy drinks and even delicious salted egg yolk sauce drizzled beautifully on freshly made churros in store for us all.
Trudging through the bustling bazaar at Geylang Serai on a weekend afternoon, where 90% of the stalls are already open, it was packed with people buying some food to-go for Iftar. The stalls are all open for business and it will last all the way till early July, with most stalls ceasing operations on 05 July 2016.
Here are the highlights from Ramadan Bazaar 2016.
COTTON CANDY CLOUD SODA
Of course we had to try this!
The folks from Back Alley serve both a selection of bite-size churros and more importantly, COTTON CANDY SODA. They come in three flavours – grape, blueberry or cherry for S$3 a pop, but we figured that blueberry reminded us most of the blue skies so that was what we went for.
A huge fluffy “cloud” sat atop our soda. Nothing too special about the thirst-quenching soda, but the star of the show was definitely the cotton candy. Eat it fast, because it will melt pretty quickly in our humidity!
UNICORN RAINBOW BAGELS
We were sold even before we made our way down. Rainbow bagels were almost like a folklore to us here in Singapore because we could only marvel at its glory on social media – where Londoners are treated to every weekend at Brick Lane Market.
Word Bistro sells these at S$8 each. It is admittedly pricey but it deserves a try anyway.
It is limited to 2 per customer a day, and they are on first-come-first-serve basis. If you want to consume the bagels immediately, they will toast it in the oven on the spot and the filling in the centre is a crazy mixture aptly named on the menu as ‘Strawberry Cream Cheese Funfetti Marshmallow’! The bagel is then finished off with a drizzle of honey. Eat it immediately for the full wow.
SALTED EGG YOLK CHURROS
The team that brought us the colourful churros last year has come up with something new to get us excited all over again – Salted Egg Yolk Churros (S$6). We love churros, and we love salted egg yolk. And when both come together? Yes. Just yes.
Our churros were made fresh upon order then topped off with generous drizzles of the sauce. The sauce was a winner on its own – rich in flavour without overpowering the doughy taste of the churros. However, you have to finish them quickly before the churros turn soggy.
EVERYTHING ELSE IN BETWEEN
There are hundreds of stalls and we were spoilt for choice. Some stalls even had multiple booths as the bazaar stretches over a huge area, mainly on the larger Haig Road stretch.
Other stalls to look out for include those that serve insane ice cream rolls and pretty macaron ice cream.
About the writer:
Cheryl is a staff writer for ladyironchef. She loves a good steak and an even better cuppa. She eats just about anything and everything. In her free time, she regularly starts on sci-fi or fantasy movie marathons.