Is the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar worth visiting this year? It’s a resounding yes from us. The bazaar is huge, and there’s even a second bazaar further down. With hundreds of food stalls to explore, the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2019 is practically foodie heaven.
The pretty fairy lights make it an awesome place to vibe and snap Insta-worthy photos too.
We’ve all got limited stomach (and wallet) capacity though, so you’ll want to be strategic about this. Check out our own reviews of the items we tried at the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2019 in the Paya Lebar area so you can go straight to the good stuff!
1. Mr Wadeh
Enjoy the crunch of these golden crisps which promise tasty, fresh prawns beneath the batter. Mr Wadeh is a favourite from previous Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaars, and we only had to sink our teeth into these delicious prawn fritters to know why. At just $2 for 3 sizable pieces, it’s also unbelievably good value for money!
Location: Stall 323
2. Alley’s Creme Brulee Drink
Alley takes the brown sugar hype to a whole different level, with creative drinks such as its Brown Sugar Cocoa Latte and Brown Sugar Creme Brûlée.
We tried the Brown Sugar Creme Brûlée ($5.30). There were no sugar levels to choose from, which might explain why the drink was way too sweet for us. It did taste of burnt sugar though, which we enjoyed.
The Creme Brûlée might not have been our thing, but it might be right up your alley if you have an ultra sweet tooth. We would advise letting them know you want less sugar though.
The Brown Sugar Black or Green Tea ($3.50) also looks promising if you’re seeking a refreshing drink to cleanse your palate.
Location: Stall 360
3. Alley’s Boba Pancakes
Fluffy pancakes drenched in buttery cream and chewy pearls— that’s what the Boba Pancakes ($9.90) are like. Bring out your inner child with this sinfully sweet treat! It comes in sets of two slices, and we’d recommend sharing them with a friend at the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar to avoid feeling gelat.
Location: Stall 360
4. Beef Bros Mala Beef Cubes
We heard the rave about Beef Bros at this year’s Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar and simply had to try their Mala Beef Cubes ($14.90) for ourselves.
The smoke-torched beef was tender and richly steeped in flavour. The spice level gives just enough kick for a mouthwatering experience and is comparable to Zhong La (medium spiciness). Our only gripe is that the flavour doesn’t really taste like authentic Mala. But who’s looking for that in a Ramadan Bazaar stall anyway, right? It’s an amazing savoury dish, and our verdict is that it’s still definitely worth trying this at the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar!
Location: Stall 70
5. Krumbz and Kraves Squid
It’s like halal Shihlin fried chicken, except it’s squid! Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, the Krumbz and Kraves squid ($8) will have you craving for more with every simmering bite. Indulge in this sinfulness with a refreshing drink for maximum enjoyment.
Location: Stall 308
6. Praffles by Fooditude and Hirzi
Praffles exist! Take a bite out of these crispy, aromatic pratas toasted to look like waffles! There are several interesting options to choose from, including the Truffle Cheese Praffle ($10.90), Chilli Crab Praffle ($15.90) and Curry Chicken Praffle ($12.90). We went with the curry chicken.
The Praffle was tastefully drenched in Japanese curry, and came with a good ol’ piece of fried chicken. It was decent, but didn’t quite meet our expectations. If you’re bent on trying this, we’d recommend that you pick another flavour-- perhaps the Truffle Cheese Praffle?
Borne out of a collaboration between Fooditude and YouTuber Hirzi, the stall also features a small screen displaying Hirzi’s hilarious promotion of the praffles. An ice tub with Rainbow Works’ After Dark series, a lemon and charcoal infused drink that looks particularly tempting when you’re sweating while waiting in line.
Location: Stall 359
7. Meatballs In A Bucket by Sofnade
Satay takes a new form with Meatballs In A Bucket! Chew on yummy Chicken Satay Meatballs ($9) covered with peanut sauce. The bucket also comes with fragrant ketupat and refreshing cucumber slices, which balance out the intense satay flavour. It’s super filling, so do share this with 2-3 friends if you want to continue engaging your palate with additional treats!
Location: Stalls 326 and 333
8. Broti milk tea
The Charcoal Matcha milk tea ($4) gives a beautiful gradient colour that’s aesthetically pleasing and great for the ‘Gram. Taste wise, however, the drink had no noticeable difference from that of Thai Green Milk Tea. It’s a refreshing drink that helps to curb gelat-ness and carries just the right amount of sweetness. It’s also super huge and can probably last throughout your hours at the Geylang Serai Bazaar. We find that it’s definitely worth trying this at the Geylang Serai 2019 Ramadan Bazaar, just as long as you know what to expect.
Broti’s Taro Milk Tea ($4) goes on the sweeter side of the spectrum. It’s perfect for you if you love taro or are simply yearning for something sweet to go with your meal. Share this indulgence with your friend if you’re watching your diet or if you only want a few sips of this sugary milk tea!
Location: Stalls 27 and 31
There’s also a second bazaar decorated with a dazzling array of lights and hipster-friendly stalls.
Check out the second level too-- it’s a great place to chill and have a pseudo-picnic!
We hope you enjoyed 2019's Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar as much as we did! Stay tuned for more reviews on places you can visit this summer!