Monday, May 05, 2008

Azmi Pisang Goreng @ Section 19, Shah Alam

Pick me! Pick me!

Ahhhhh, what a great break I had. Finally I had the time to search for food, cut my hair, watch Ironman (great movie!) and enjoy life a bit even though I had to work in between my holidays. I also managed to catch up with old friends from Hong Kong - we sat at Devi's Corner and easily drank 20 plus cups of teh tarik, teh o limau panas, ate rotis and etc, to rack up a bill of RM60.

Crunchy fried bananas, fresh from the wok

On to my tummy rumbles at this hour. I first found out about this scrumptious fried bananas or goreng pisang, at the Subang Taipan area. Located at this cafe called D'Andaman, you will see this amazing scene, every day. People will queue up for the fried bananas and when a fresh batch arrives from the kitchen, within a few minutes, it will dissapear in brown bags clutched by happy people, who got their share. However, there will always be some glum faces, as some don't get their share. Luckily its just another 15 minutes wait for the next batch.

Stacked high - see how thin the bananas are

The Taipan outlet is a branch of the original Azmi Pisang Goreng in Shah Alam...which I finally found yesterday. Quite easy to find, especially if you know where the KTM Komuter station is. Unlike the busy Taipan stall, where parking is a nightmare - this is just a stand alone stall built by Majlis Perbandaran Shah Alam. Here, you don't need to wait too long, as they keep frying the bananas in two big woks filled with hot oil at the back of the stall. Moreover, parking is super easy too, since it is near a housing estate, with lots of space to park near the stall.

Paired with the ultimate ice cream - Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey

Feeling adventurous, I went home with my brown bags of goreng pisang and dug through the freezer for some
Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey. It was a match made with heaven - super crunchy thin bananas with the banana ice cream and chunks of walnut and chocolate. I even drizzled some honey over the thin slices of bananas and it tasted great too.

These tiny fried bananas taste excellent on their own too, as they're crunchy (the batter is not heavy like other stalls) and they thinly slice the pisang awak (a sweeter variety of banana). As they are quite small, it is sold in a pack of 10 pieces for RM1. If you prefer, they have pisang nangka and keropok lekor also. The crunchy batter bits are also highly sought after as people usually ask for extra in their brown bag. Do give it a try, and who knows, you may end up hooked on them, just like me!

Azmi Pisang Goreng
Stall on Jalan Gembala 19/9
Section 19
Shah Alam

(Halal. Tel No: 019 - 220 0478. Available daily from 1pm to 6.30pm. To get to the stall, from the Federal Highway, if you are driving from PJ to Klang, take the left turn towards Kawasan Perindustrian Shah Alam. You will drive past Mycom and UMW and the road you are on, is known as Persiaran Sultan. Cross the overhead bridge and take the first left turn, after these buildings known as CIAST (some institute). The road you turn in, will be Jalan Petani 19/1. Go straight and then take the first left into Jalan Parang 19/8. Take the first right and you will find the stall with Majlis Perbandaran Shah Alam on top, on your left hand side. The KTM komuter station is just down Jalan Parang 19/8.)

*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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unkleventrikel said...

hey hey, just caught something to point out to you on this write-up. it's banana fritters, not fried bananas.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

if i were u..i finished everything about the time i get home..amazed u can still go home and plate this haha!

Ms One Boobie said...

I love my fried bananas really soft.. :)

J2Kfm said...

haha. .. love how u stack them up, resemble products of fine dining concept restaurant ...

Precious Pea said...

Wahhh!!!! With the ice-cream, the pisang goreng lagi nampak sedap!

The ice-cream you bought in solaris cold storage issit?

daphne said...

banana galore!!

Jun said...

B&Js!!! how much issit selling in msia nowadays? i remember paying astronomical prices for a small pint :(

sc said...

the best pisang goreng i've had was at BNM's food court..most unfortunately, they've stop selling..this one looks good, and with the ice cream, fabulous!

boo_licious said...

mohamed faiz - hmmm, wouldn't banana fritters refer to cekodok?

Joe - LOL, self control! Since one can envision how much yummier it will taste with ice cream.

Mamabok - this version, not the chinese type so not soft but more crispy.

j2kfm - yeah, some restaurants even serve this as dessert for 10 times the price!

precious pea - yeah, we went shopping and could not resist the ben and jerry's since it was going slightly cheaper.

daphne - yup, yum yum! since I love bananas.

jun - they're still astronomical, abt RM29.99 for a small teeny weeny tub. I miss the USA, where I could get it so cheap and even from their stalls!

sc - I never did make it to BNM's food court despite visiting Block C and Block A all the time. Sounds like I missed a lot.

choi yen said...

pisang goreng + ice-cream.... fusion man...How's the texture of the bananas? I like it soft...

Unknown said...

WOW I didnt know they sold ben jerrys in msia? Can you tell me where you guys got it and who else sells it? COs im from east msia currently residing in australia.

Raynebow said...

Altho i live in S.Alam area, i'm totally lost - haven't ventured around much. Where exactly is the Taipan outlet? But i'll try go look for the SA stall one day when i have the banana craving!

Be a Traveller said...

I have been there, totally yummy

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