If you're a faithful follower of this blog, you will notice that I have a sweet tooth and an extremely soft spot for tong sui i.e. Chinese soupy desserts. Recently, I discovered this great stall that sells yummy tong sui at this tiny backlane in Pudu which comes alive at night. If you don't mind the smells and the look of this place, you will definitely discover great food here. Although this man starts his stall from 2pm onwards, his steamed egg custard is only available from 4.30 pm. He takes the afternoon shift while two ladies will be running the stall at night.
My absolute favourite is their steamed egg custard that is wobbly perfection for me. It's something I only ate in Ipoh's coffeeshops and is not readily available in Kuala Lumpur. The steamed egg custard is placed in a steamer which is kept hot to ensure the custard is warm for their customers.
The custard is made from eggs, milk and water whereby the right proportions is essential to ensure it's perfect texture. You also need to steam it over a slow fire to ensure it's smooth consistency or else pock marks will appear on it's surface.
This dessert is also something I don't usually see in Kuala Lumpur, herbal tea served with a hard boiled egg (Dan Cha in Cantonese Chinese). Usually we only see Herbal Tea Eggs where they cook the eggs in a herbal tea and the skin is cracked to achieve a marbled effect.
This particular tong sui is quite commonly found - the luk mei (or six ingredients in Cantonese). Babe in the City - KL has a picture of the six ingredients used on her blog but I think they differ from here as I only counted the white fungus, lotus seeds, dried longan, quail egg and I think the herb called wai sharn which looks a bit like barley seeds.
Tong Sui Stall
Next to the Chee Chap Chuk Stall
Located on Jalan Sayur, Off Jalan Pudu
(If you are driving from Pudu Jail, this is the small alleyway just before the turn off to Jalan Pasar. In the morning the Hakka Mee stall is along this road. Stall is open from 2pm onwards until 10 pm)
*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: Malaysian Food + Tong Sui