It is believed that this is the month the holy Quran was revealed and in honour of this, all Muslims engage in a month-long period of fasting from dawn to dusk to show their faith. After sunset, families gather together to break fast in a ceremony known as Iftar, which commonly begins with dates as these are packed with much needed glucose and energy, before moving on to the main part of the meal. The food trends, however, tend to vary from country to country and, in Malaysia, a nation known for its delectable multi-cultural cuisine, the breaking of fast is a truly gratifying experience. Food bazaars open as early as 4pm, offering a mouth-watering array of local goodies such as curries, fried rice, appetisers and sweet treats. You can be sure to find something you like at one of these popular Ramadhan markets scattered around the Klang Valley. Kampung Baru Probably the most famous Ramadhan bazaar, it has over 200 stalls selling everything from rice-based dishes to deep-fried titbits to all kinds of jellies and pastries. It also sells one of the best nasi lemak (Malaysia’s national dish) anywhere in the city. Another highlight is the bubur lambuk (mixed rice porridge), which is cooked at the nearby mosque and distributed free to the eager crowds passing through. TTDI This bazaar located in the Taman Tun Dr Ismail neighbourhood in Damansara caters to the non-Muslim crowd as well. The main draw is the murtabak, a fried pancake stuffed with lamb, chicken or beef which is said to be juicy with generous servings of meat. Beside this, other favourites include the roti john (minced meat omelette sandwich) and otak-otak (grilled fishcake). Shah Alam Situated opposite Stadium Melawati, this bazaar is one of the biggest in Selangor and comes with its very own street performers which you can catch while waiting in line for the delicious treats. The most unique dish of this bazaar is the ayam tempayan – roast chicken cooked on the inside of a heated clay pot – and served with a sweet, peppery sauce, but you can also find shish kebabs and crunchy popiah (fresh spring rolls).