Apologies for not posting yesterday but I took a nice break with the public holidays - didn't even go near a PC at all. Feels so strange to re-start the week again on a Thursday hence I have been dragging my feet today making the most of the break. I've been debating on how many Singapore entries I should make. I can imagine it will be boring for those living in Malaysia to read about food elsewhere hence I will balance them out.
Something close to home, deep fried chinese crullers or more popularly known as Yau Char Kuai. This old timer stall which has been in business for almost twenty plus years is located just off the tourist belt of Jalan Bukit Bintang. Popular among locals and tourists, you queue up to enjoy freshly fried fritters. An old couple runs this stall together with two helpers. The old man will prepare the fritters. See how he cuts them to strips and uses a thin metal rod to press a line on it. He actually places two parts of it on top of each other before slipping it into the hot oil. It'll puff up in the heat and start looking like the yau char kuais we are familiar with.
Aside from yau char kuai they also sell other varieties like the ham chin peng (filled with red bean paste), ngau lay so (which has a slightly crunchier middle), cup chung which has a glutinous rice filling and my absolute favourite, mah kiok. Literally translated as horse shoe, these fried fritters has a generous sprinkling of sesame seeds making it slightly sweet and saltish. They have a different shape for the mah kiok here as it's not shaped like a horse shoe but more like two pieces stuck together. Tastewise, this is so much nicer as the fritter is light as a feather with just a hint of oil. You can get a piece for 70 sens or just go for three pieces for RM2. A once in a while sinful indulgence but you'll find yourself returning here again and again for the fried items.
Yau Char Kuai Stall
Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang
(Pork free. Open from Monday to Saturday from 3 to 9 pm. If you're coming from BB Plaza, cross the road towards Jalan Alor at traffic light. Walk towards Jalan Alor and you will see this stall on the left hand side in front of the corner restaurant.)
*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 + Yau Char Kuai