Thursday, February 28, 2008

Shah Alam Stadium Sunday Morning Market

Petai aka stink beans

Last Sunday, we finally managed to make it down to the Shah Alam stadium's morning market. I have been dying to go look at the place for quite some time but due to work commitments, it has been placed in the back burner.

Beautiful purple brinjals or aubergines

The place is pretty happening with a Pasar Tani (a kind of farmers market) with lots of local produce, food stalls and stalls selling second hand items. It is advisable to come early as it can get packed in the later part of the morning. Luckily, we reached here nice and early.


We walked around the stalls - saw some interesting items. The meat stalls, has fresh beef hanging from racks. A lot of people were at the seafood stalls - fish, prawns and I even found fresh scallops. Only problem, was they looked a bit muddy. I guess you just need to bring them home, wash before you steam or cook them. I spied the workers cutting up a huge stingray. Didn't manage to snap a picture of it though.

Freshwater prawns

I didn't get any stuff, since we were due to go out for lunch. I saw a lot of kundang from Thailand being sold at the fruit stalls. Definitely very popular with people, as they were buying loads.

Fresh scallops

Right next to the market, are the food stalls - about say 2 rows. They're basically a repeat of the Ramadan bazaar stalls, you can find around the same area.

Sup gearbox

For instance, the popiah van was around selling SS Ali popiah, the stall selling akok (the Kelantanese delicacy), was also around. I even spied a stall selling Japanese dorayaki pancake, prepacked.

Making akok

For the food stalls, you get the nice option of dining there versus just packing back the food. Tables and chairs are set out behind stalls for you to sit. You can even order drinks, like coffee or tea too.

Nasi lemak stadium

I took the opportunity to have my breakfast - nasi lemak. Called nasi lemak stadium, you choose from an array of dishes - cockles, fried chicken, fried egg, cow's lungs, rendang chicken and etc. Plonk whatever you like on the plate, pay and proceed to eat at the tables. The nasi lemak was so so, didn't think the rice texture plus the sambal was anything great. Kinda preferred the Kelana Jaya FAM one instead.

Making murtabak

I did find one interesting stall - making murtabak in a slightly different manner. Instead of just a flat pancake version, this one was placed in a square mold.

Folding it

This seems to create a thicker murtabak, with lots more filling. However, there is a price to pay, as it is about RM4, double of the normal murtabak you get.

All ready to go

Aside from these stalls, there is ayam golek (in the morning!), sup gearbox, laksam, nasi dagang, char kuey teow stalls and etc. Loads of variety that will keep your tummy happy.


J.L said...

Nice info about the stalls.

I'm staying in Shah Alam but never went there before.

The nasi lemak stadium look delicious to me :)

Unknown said...

What a beautiful and abundant market! I love the look of the scallops and stick beans, as well as everything else you photographed. You are so lucky to have such a wonderful place near you!

Precious Pea said...

Ah-Ha! I shall be there this Sunday to do my grocery shopping. Can you believe it that i still drive all the way back to ss2 for the wet market!?!?!

daphne said...

This is the first time I have seen such murtabak. RM$4 for that is quite reasonable no? what is the normal price?

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ling239 said...

the fresh water prawns !!!
are they expensive ?

yammylicious said...

age ago i nv been morning market anymore! sobz! the nasi lemak look great!! and the mutabak stall upgrated to be done in the square? awww

teckiee said...

love petai. love murtabak (square or not tak kisah lah.. eat only ma)

wmw said...

That's a great way to make murtabaks. But I thought murtabaks have always cost around RM4 to RM4.50? Where to find cheaper murtabak? I wanna go and makan, I love eating it with the pickled onions!

HairyBerry said...

i wonder why it's called sup gearbox? well, with so many bones thrown into the soup, the taste should translate into a high-powered gear, i guess..haha!

JOjo said...

Haha, a interesting post on M'sia wet market =)

I love Malaysia. I dount you can get anything close(culture and food) in other country. Hmm...At least not in Sg la.

Similar, yet different. Too clean la. =p

Sugar Bean said...

I didn't know that murtabak are made in this way. It looks so delicious! Thanks for all the information.

Jackson said...

hehe... i knew that there is a pasar pagi in Stadium Shah Alam but never visit before

fatboybakes said...

ooh, have they always used the square mold for murtabaks or is that a new invention? pretty clever...

jasmine said...

wow, feels like bulan ramadhan all over again :)

btw, what's sup gearbox?

Beans said...

the murtabak does look rather huge. have never seen any made in a mould before. cool!

choi yen said...

this murtabak really square...hehe ;)

Unknown said...

If you go here again, you should try the Kuey Teow Goreng Padang Jawa! I couldn't remember where the stall located.

misscurlies said...

hihihi..that's my family's nasi lemak stadium. you should try it!

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