Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Yau Char Kuai & Popiah @ Happy Garden Morning Market, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur



Mention Yau Char Kuai or Chinese Crullers to my mother and she will go on and on like an Energizer Bunny about this particular stall. Far from our beaten track, she was introduced to this place by my aunt and uncle who frequent it since it is near their home in Taman Desa. In terms of directions, all she gave me was, "just go straight after the yummy siu yoke stall."



Luckily the directions worked and I easily found the morning market at Jalan Selesa. It's pretty happening for the residents here as you can see lots of people doing their morning shopping or just eating breakfast. Sandwiched between two rows of shophouses, the market is only street long and filled with stalls selling various items: vegetables, fish, meat, dried goods and food. I managed to locate the yau char kuai stall at the end of the road.


What came highly recommended was their Mah Kiok (the horseshoe) version. It was indeed glorious with a crunchy exterior topped with sesame seeds and a soft floury inside. Almost on par with the one I also like from Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang. Definitely well worth the trip here.


Also good is the Popiah which has been blogged by mycoffee before. However, this stall is only found during Thursday mornings as they move around this area, Puchong and Sri Petaling. Run by a couple, they also have another stall in Overseas Union Garden's morning market which is run by their daughther. The popiah is very good stuff and packed to the brim with ingredients for RM1.50. It has crispy batter bits like the Sisters Popiah version but I prefer their yam bean filling which is more flavoursome. Only problem is you need to eat it as soon as possible to totally enjoy the crunch of the popiah.

If you live around the area, it's worth a trip here as the popiah is good and so's the Mah Kiok. Only problem would be you need to make 2 trips here as the Yau Char Kuai fella is not available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Happy Garden Morning Market
Jalan Selesa
Happy Garden
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama
Kuala Lumpur

(To get here, take the right from Old Klang Road to Jalan Kuchai Lama. Make a left at the first traffic light which is opposite Restaurant Talipon. Go straight and take a right (it's a series of one way streets so follow the signs) and then a left and the next right. Go straight through the housing area, you will pass by a row of shophouses with Mooi Mooi at the corner. Go straight down the road and you will eventually reach an area with shophouses in a square, Jalan Selesa is on the left hand side so find parking around the area.)

*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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16 comments:

Cat Cat said...

I love char kuai with porridge. Those popiah looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing yet another good food review with us.

fatboybakes said...

ah, i love mah kiok, even more than YCK. very hard to find good ones. the ones in lucky garden market look like the legs of an anorexic bowlegged horse.

Xiu Long Bao said...

haha..so i can only choose popiah or crullers at a time lor. Do u know the exact location where the popiah stall operates in sri petaling?

boo_licious said...

cat cat - these ones are also good on their own. Congrats on the new job!

fbb - LOL abt the anorexic horse comment. My mum is THE expert in Mah Kiok as that's what she only eats so this one comes highly recommended

xiu long bao - not too sure as I'm hopeless in Sri Petaling. It sounds like a morning mkt there.

The Expedited Writer said...

I love, love, love yau char kwai..but the ones sold in Chinatown here really sucked. Ugh...

And it doesn't seem so easy to make at home as well..too greasy and icky.

Alas, pictures will do. lol..

boo_licious said...

I guess u could just indulge in them when u get back to Msia. It's kinda hard to master the technique I reckon at home.

ipohwav3 said...

I could just have 2 rolls of popiah for my lunch! Haven't a good one in Cheras yet.

boo_licious said...

ipohwav3 - am sure Cheras shld have one, ask Joe since he's the local guy there.

teckiee said...

yum yum...esp with hot tea or with coffee.

wmw said...

The popiah looks good...Now, where shall I go and get my popiah? Just miss a chance this past Monday at the SS2 pasar malam, hee hee...

Ginger said...

wow.. looks good! i miss yau char kuey.. cannot really eat now cos very heaty..

pls link my food blog at http://feastmalaysia.blogspot.com/

daphne said...

*Drooling* wow. they look so nice and crunchy! I can just imagine having that popiah or you char kuew. nice!

Jackson said...

i imagine dipped this with my hot black coffee... tea time now... where to get yau char kuey a?

KampungboyCitygal said...

it taste better than the yck stall in front of Lim Mee Yoke SS2 Chou Yang..I love buying yck from that stall

boo_licious said...

teckiee - yums, coffee with it is so good.

wmw - dunno, maybe eat the sisters version?

ginger - indulge in it a bit I guess for you.

daphne - do try, very good stuff.

jackson - I thought yr office has stalls selling it.

kampungboycitygal - dunno but this definitely passes my family's test on yummy mah kiok.

TheMalaysianLife said...

I just has popiah last sunday at New Kee Restaurant in KL. This however looks delicious. Will definitely drop by this place for a try.

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