Malaysia’s Most Popular Ramadhan Dishes
Popia: A springroll with usually vegetable fillings such as turnip, horseradish, beansprouts, and cucumber, drizzled with a sweet and spicy plum sauce, then rolled and cut into bite sized portions. Some of these springrolls also contain tiny shrimps. Popular at Ramadhan bazaars are 'popia basah' directly translated from Malay as 'wet springroll', or 'popia goreng' which is fried springroll.
Mohd Azrie Sidik: I buka puasa at home nearby everyday! I like rice and a variety of Malaysian dishes like ayam masak lemak cili api, or mutton curry or ikan sembilang masak asam pedas... All of them combine the spiciness of Malay cuisine that I enjoy so much. The whole family enjoys spicy food, with fresh greens (ulam) and sambal. It's a superb way to break fast. For bazaar food, I enjoy popia basah. The popia at Section 14 PJ is good, I enjoy the thin wrapping, coupled with horseradish and tiny prawns... very delicious. The popia basah in TTDI is amazing too - a combination of various beans, horse radish and spicy sauce all in one wrapping.