I spied these recently when I was stuck at Jalan Imbi and thought I will take a break from sitting in the traffic jam. Weng Hing is a famous corner coffeeshop along Jalan Imbi that serves yummy pork noodles and char kuay teow. My niece loves the pork noodles here and will always ask for it to be ta pau (Chinese for pack back home) for her. Must blog about the famous noodles one day.
Last week, Kate from Pie in the Sky made a comment about the sugar cane juice she found in Ecuador hence I thought she would be interested to see how Malaysians make their juice. The stripped sugar cane is placed inside the machine which will automatically press the juice out. I found an interesting fact about sugar cane juice - you can distill the juice to make ethanol which is used by the South Americans as cheap fuel. Only found this nugget of information last night when I saw the latest episode of Amazing Race as one of their tasks was to make ethanol for their car in Brazil.
The stall also sells fried snacks like pisang goreng (Malay for banana fritters), fried popiah and kuih bakul. I didn't manage to get any banana fritters as it was sold out but they still had kuih bakul. Here you can see the three layers of kuih bakul: yam, nien gao and sweet potato. Nien gao is a sweet sticky glutinous rice cake which is popular during Chinese New Year.
Once the three layers are assembled, it's dipped in batter and deep fried in hot oil. You get the crispy layer on the outside with the soft yam and sweet potato layers accompanied by the sticky nien gao which taste great.
Weng Hing Restaurant
183, Jalan Imbi
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
Tagged with: Sugarcane + Malaysian Food + Nien Gao