Recently, I did one of my walkabouts around Petaling Street and finally found my favourite sweet potato balls. It's been a while since I have eaten them as I usually visit Petaling Street either too early (to have porridge or go to the market) or too late in the afternoon or the evening.
A quick chat with the couple that run the stall indicates that they have been making these deep fried sweet potato balls for almost thirty years. No wonder I remember indulging in these when I was a kid since they're almost as old as I am. These sweet potato balls are made by steaming yellow sweet potatoes and mashing them when they're soft. They're then mixed with sugar and flour and rolled up into balls. See the first picture where the lady is rolling up the batch to be deep fried in the wok filled with hot oil. She fries them as and when her supply of deep fried sweet potato balls are dwindling to keep them fresh. The sweet potato balls are sold in packets of 10 pieces for RM2. A wooden skewer is given to you for you to eat your snack while you wander around the streets. Besides the sweet potato balls, she also sells the small crunchy popiah snacks and pineapple tarts.
Sweet Potato Ball Stall
Along Jalan Hang Lekir
Right next to Tang City Food Court in the alleyway
Opens from 9 am till 2-3 pm depending on how fast her wares are sold out
*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.