Taste Test: What We Tried At Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2023 – Mothership.SG

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The Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar runs from now until April 22nd.

This year’s bazaar will feature over 700 stalls, a significant increase from 2022’s 70 stalls.

First impression

when mothership I visited the bazaar on the first day (March 17th), and there were already quite a few people around 19:00.

Photo by Russell Ann

Despite the crowds, it was relatively easy to walk because the lanes were wide.

Photo by Russell Ann

Photo by Russell Ann

As usual, the bazaar has both eateries and retail outlets.

Photo by Russell Ann

The dining space where you can eat casually was also substantial.

There are picnic benches.

Photo by Russell Ann

As well as the upper deck with lounge-like seating:

Photo by Russell Ann

Please note that some of these seating areas have maximum occupancy.

Here are some of the ingredients we ate at the bazaar.

1. Chili Beef Fries (S$12) @Katoshka

Photo by Russell Ann

The star of this dish is definitely the chili beef sauce.

It paired well with the fries and was not overly spicy and tangy. Jerak.

For those who don’t like spicy food, chili beef sauce works pretty well, so try other options.

verdict: 4/5

2. Watermelon Fizz (S$6) and Mango Float (S$6) @ Mango Bossk

Photo by Russell Ann

Cold drinks are definitely a necessity, especially given the hot weather these days.

I thought the mango float would be more milky, but it was surprisingly refreshing and full of sweet mango.

The watermelon fizz was nice at first, but after a few sips it tasted like ice cream soda.

verdict: 3.5/5

3. Lekor with special sambal (S$6.90) @ Jom Lekor

Photo by Russell Ann

Compared to the typical lechor we’ve tried, the jomme lechor’s were conveniently bite-sized.

Dipping the lekhor in sambal made it even harder to control myself.

Even if you leave it for a while, the crispy texture continued.

Definitely recommend it if you are looking for a light meal.

verdict: 4.5/5

4. Chicken Katsu Indomie (S$6) @ Jom Lekor

Photo by Russell Ann

Another delicious item we got from Jom Lekor was the Indomie with Chicken Katsu.

The stall offers a variety of Indomie flavors to choose from, but I chose Rendang.

Photo by Russell Ann

It may have taken too long to take pictures and videos, but by the time I started eating, the noodles were a little sticky and I didn’t like it.

Also, the rendang tasted pretty bland. We love his MSG and perhaps he should have stuck with the OG Indomie option.

The salvation of this dish is the chicken cutlet, which is sufficiently crispy and tender.

verdict: 3/5

5. Japan Banana (S$6.90) @ Rainbow Works

Photo by Russell Ann

To be honest, we only bought it because it’s so adorable.

You can choose your favorite filling, so choose banana puree.

I’m sad to report that after one bite I couldn’t eat anything. No hint of banana flavor.

If you like normal pancakes, you will like this one.

Photo by Faciha Nazren

It was towards the end of the snack that I actually felt the taste of banana puree.

Photo by Faciha Nazren

oh well.

verdict: 3/5

6. Beef Denden (S$6 for 100 grams) @ Ramly Burger Stall

Photo by Faciha Nazren

You couldn’t leave Bazaar without trying some of the more traditional options.

Denden was spicy, sweet and easy to eat.

It has an oily aftertaste, so we recommend sharing it with two people.

Still delicious.

verdict: 4/5

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