Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Popiah Basah @ Section 14 Medan Selera, Petaling Jaya



Somedays when my mood strikes, I will delve into places which are not my usual haunts to search for food. One such visit to this tucked away food court led to the discovery of this yummy popiah basah(RM0.70 per piece). Although I have seen this fella making his popiah last year in the Section 14 Ramadan Bazaar, it was my first time visiting him at his stall at the Medan Selera. It was definitely easier to get a taste of his popiah versus waiting in the long queue at the Ramadan Bazaar.

If you want to take a tea break, drop by his stall as his popiah basah is excellent. Turmeric hue yam shreds dotted with tiny prawns, bean sprouts, deep fried shallots and egg are encased in a thin flour skin smeared with the signature chilli and sweet sauce. He dots more of the sauce on top of the popiah which should be eaten straight away to savour all the flavours. Actually writing about this now, makes me hanker for another taste for his popiah basah. I guess you know where I will be for today's teatime break! By the way, this particular Medan Selera has excellent
lontong too which is available in the mornings.

Popiah Basah Stall
Lot P4, Pusat Penjaja,
Pasar Section 14
Petaling Jaya

(This is on the second floor, just go up the main staircase, take a left turn and you will see the Medan Selera. The popiah stall is tucked in a corner. Available from 3.00 pm to 6.00 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.

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11 comments:

lanatir said...

is this the one being sold by an indian man? been eating their popiah since 1993 actually. it's good stuff... the crispy thin goreng pisang nearby is also superb

boo_licious said...

lanatir - yeah, an Indian Muslim guy sells it. Very nice stuff. Thxs for the tip on the goreng pisang.

babe_kl said...

so cheap! there's one selling at RM1.50 but then quite nice lah

boo_licious said...

babe - wow, double the price. Where is this popiah basah?

Audrey Cooks said...

Hey boo! managed to get the info u wanted to upgrade your blog? Ask him how to get some "dollars" from it too.

X-Eyed Jules said...

Found your blog through my stats. There goes my diet!

carcar said...

hmm, popiah basah? something new to me.

popiah is pretty famous here in sgp, ppl willing to queue for a good one, haaa...

boo_licious said...

audrey - been busy, yet to email that fella. Got to do it soon as I love yr layout.

x eyed jules - oh no! Sorry for messing up yr diet.

carcar - it's basically Malay version of popiah. Yeah, Sporeans love popiah. They also have different varieties.

Lin said...

have you tried the lontong at the Medan Selera? It is very famous and has been there since I was small.Its on the second floor on the left wing. Walk towards the end. There are 2 stalls there. The famous one is the last one at the end. Best! U must go early in the morning though.. before 8.30am. It will be all gone after that.

boo_licious said...

lin - thxs for the tip. I've eaten and blogged abt it. Very nice stuff especially the coconut topping.

Fatimah a.k.a. fazz said...

there's one stall inside sunway pyramid also selling popia basah bt it's a bit different then d one we usually eat, crispy n juicy.. bt it's absolutely delicious!! they sell it for RM3 for jx one roll n RM5.5 for 2 rolls.. damn expensive bt it's worth it if u r a popia lover.. :)

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