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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Yummy Street Food from Night Market @ Ipoh Garden East

What a BRILLIANT morning! Breezy, cooling, and best of all, NO WORK (yet) !!! Muahaha ..... Let's do something different today, and not post reviews on restaurants, cafes and coffee shops. Let's drop the formality, dining etiquette, shimmering attire, meddlesome cutleries, and patch that hole in your pocket, by shifting our attention to Street Food. Glorious gastronomic delights, under-rated in terms of publicity, but well-deserving of a Michelin star or two. =P
Stinky beancurd, Malaysian-ized?

Trust me, it's EASY to locate this stall. Follow the aroma (or stench, depends on your intepretation) ...

RM2.00 for a small bag of goodness. Only for the STRONG.

Still craves for MORE fried goodies? Pick your "poisons"!!!

Notice the DARK red giant crustaceans in the pic? Marvelous creation ....

Apom. Or whatever you're calling them. Fragrant and light, the perfect snack? (RM1 for 3)

Or fancy your Apom (or Ban Chang Kueh) with a touch of crispiness, and peanuts/corns? (RM0.70/pc)

Modernized potato chips from Potato King (RM3.50), all pieces still clinging on to dear life, connected to each other, with skins proudly displayed, on a skewer

Pick from seasonings of Japanese seaweed, cheese, chilli powder, BBQ and what-nots. Addictive, crispy-licious stuff. Better than your average Mister Potato.

(They're the POTATO KING after all ... A touch of royalty never hurts )

Batter-fried Cempedak (jackfruit), 4 pieces at RM2.00 - SWEET, juicy flesh coated with crispy batter ... Oily, cholesterol-laden morsels. Eat at own's risk.

Luckily, we were there early. Long queues are known to associate with this stall, selling tenpura-style deep-fried vege/meat. Choose from enoki mushrooms, french beans, chicken, sweet potatoes, cuttlefish and mushrooms. (RM2-RM3/packet)

Deep-fried enoki mushrooms with batter, and sprinkled liberately (optional) with chilli powder

Wash all the grease, and heatiness with Fried ICE?!!

"Fried" rapidly on a metal plate, the shaved ice becomes sooooo fine and smooth, with melt-in-mouth texture. Choose from 3 flavours - Coconut, Lychee or Lime (RM2.50)

Phew .... A simple marathon of street food at the night market = Inches to the waist (fortunately, the brisk-strolling somehow negated the effects?), = Feast for the senses, and fulfilling in terms of cravings satiated, hunger pangs appeased, and money spent, wisely?

Location : Bandar Baru Medan Ipoh, the area behind Jusco Kinta City, Ipoh. Every TUESDAYS, from evening onwards.

21 comments:

CK Lam said...

wow... A new and attractive way of selling chips in a skewer and also very convenient eating it without getting the hands dirty. Which seasoning did you choose?

Elinluv said...

Yo..I so heart these tantalizing and yummilious streets food especially those fried goodies and the stinking taufu...haha but can afford to eat oni once a month coz hubby doesnt encourage to eat those stuff...haha recycled oil being the excuse :( My Piggies loves em too!

jason said...

The tempura stall is still around! We used to kacau the daughter of the owner a lot last time whenever we buys from them.

Nic (KHKL) said...

haha! your "pick your poison" remark got me ROFL...

somewhat, there's truth in it lah...i agree! ;D

J2Kfm said...

ck lam : the cheese flavour. though minimal sprinkling of cheese powder, not as strong as I'd prefer.

elinluv : yeah, once a week is OK I guess. I myself seldom go nowadays.

jason : kacau? =P haha ... ppl line up buy food, U kacau ppl's daughter! hmmm ...

nic : yeahloh, eat those everyday and see how your BP/Glucose/Cholesterol shoot sky high! (though it means business for us ... hehe)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hahah mayb thats y i have avoided the pasar malam outside my housing area for the longest of times..too much poison as it is..

Pureglutton said...

I really must try the smelly taufu if i ever make it to this pasar malam! Looks sinful enough!

soo sean said...

I wish I can have a Tuesday in Ipoh....

mimid3vils said...

wow so many new food/snack that I never see at KL pasar malam...

550ml jar of faith said...

This is probably one of the greatest simple pleasures of life. A casual stroll under a clear evening sky along a street flanked by food front, back, right, left and centre! Hey, I saw those potato chips at Carrefour too!

Life for Beginners said...

So much fried food, so little time! You know what they say, right? When in doubt, just GORENG it! :D

J2Kfm said...

joe : erm, let's not diss them street food, huh? poisonous as they may be, at times of stress and inflation, they may be the shining light of salvation ... :)

pureglutton : yup! been eating stinky tofu frmo this stall since, 10 yrs ago. imagine.

soo sean : dun worry, there are various nite markets in Ipoh, 7 days a week. some sells even more type of street food.

mimid3vils : KL has Nasi Dagang! and Nasi Kerabu! and some others here dun have as well.

550mL Jar of Faith : I saw the same potato chips in Carrefour Midvalley sometime ago. But din try them cz the booth was not attractive enough. no biznes one?

life for beginners : oh ya, holds true esp during CNY period, when my mum would fry anything fry-able, n then some.

kampungboycitygal said...

hahaha i miss those days where i lepak around the monday (iph jaya)psr mlm ,tuesday (iph grn east) psr mlm, and fri day psr mlm at first garden! those were the high skol time la

Ms. _____ 2 be ! said...

I love street food...
Though there isn't much here which makes me appreciate street food even more.

Criz Lai said...

I have not been staying in Ipoh for quite some time to enjoy all these wonderful food. Just tell me when I can bum in next.. LOL :P

http://crizfood.blogspot.com/

JENCOOKS said...

Your pasar malam so stylo mylo arh! It's a modern twist to the usual pasar malam leh; assorted patterns and got stinky tofu some more......hmmm so temptingly smelly.

JENCOOKS said...

Your pasar malam so stylo mylo arh! It's a modern twist to the usual pasar malam leh; assorted patterns and got stinky tofu some more......hmmm so temptingly smelly.

J2Kfm said...

kampungboycitygal : yeah, somehow in school days, we tend to hang out in pasar malam a lot.

ms 2 be : hmm, what do u expect to see more? :)

crizlai : come one day, I'll take u on a culinary tour. =)

jencooks : true. nowadays pasar malam vendors getting more n more creative la

jasmine said...

i can totally pig out at this nite market. loads i want to try!

24HrMom said...

huh!? Ipoh sold stinky tofu for 10yrs dy?? Maybe bcas I never go back on Tue? Where else can I find chinese pasar malam during weekends?? Whenever I'm back there, I always go to Pasir Pinji's Yong Tau fu cas I dunno where to find good food anymore. :-)

J2Kfm said...

jasmine : problem with pasar malam is, the infinite choices that makes you wanna go back every week. and the expanding tummy.

24hrmom : haha, weekend ah? I think there are a few. but i gotta check la, as I mostly go to this one near my hz on Tues. some more parking's a breeze, cz jusco/tesco's around.