Monday, October 29, 2007

Apom @ Ming Tien Food Court, Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya

Oh no, I just realised today's post is also about something sweet. Sorry but I didn't realise this when I uploaded the pictures late last night. Makes it three in a row if you count last week's blog posts.

I was recently introduced to this particular stall located within the busy food court. Must admit, Taman Megah is my least favourite place ever since I lost my personal items in a snatch theft there. Doesn't help when I hear horror stories from my mother about how the business owners claim, there must be at least two snatch theft incidents a day - morning and afternoon. Hence be super careful when walking around this area. We visited this place late at night hence I was looking over my shoulder at every instance.

Although the situation around the area is less than ideal, the food is very good here. The apom served here has two varieties - the crispy type and the softer version. Made with a batter which has coconut milk, the crispy version is cooked in tiny woks. Once ready, it is taken out from the hot woks and folded in the middle. Delicious when eaten hot as it has a crisp texture and coconut milk aroma.

The other softer version is made in bite size portions using a special pan. This version is more like a soft coconut milk pancake whereby one side is browned and the other still white. Usually fillings are added in - bananas, grated coconut and canned corn. Again the aroma of coconut milk is strong in these mini pancakes but the texture is soft with a crispy edge. Eat it piping hot to get the best out of it.

Usually these sweet items are sold in night markets or roadside stalls during the day time. One famous stall which sells the soft version is located on Jalan Hang Lekir on Petaling Street. That particular stall also sells the apam balik filled with crushed peanuts. Give this place a try especially when you start having midnight cravings as they're open during night time.

Apom Stall
Ming Tien Food Court
Taman Megah
Petaling Jaya

(Pork free. Open from 6pm to 12 midnight daily.)

*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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"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i almost thought it was a case of deja vu when i saw the familiar words of apom..yes indeed, i just saw this from precious pea!

Lady Gargle said...

Oooh I like the non-crunchy version :) I have never been to this Apom Stall in Taman Megah but thanks now I know wher to get scrummilicious apom

Precious Pea said...

EHH??!!??!! You also posting on APOM ar..hahahahahahah!!!

~Christine~Leng said...

apom at ming tein. Always don't 'see' this stall. Maybe have not been having the cravings.
Looking at those images. I have sudden passion for them now.

teckiee said...

ohhh wmw told me about this apom stall before

Jun said...

oh god haha... so funny u and precious pea posted on the same thing ;p but i dun mind salivating at one of my all-time fav childhood snacks in front of my comp hehe...

ling239 said...

the one at Seapark also not bad... i remember i bought once during lunch time and by the time i finished my dinner the apom still crispy ~ wonder if the store is still operating... ^_^

boo_licious said...

Joe - didn't know she decided to post it also. Guess we were thinking of apom tday!

frankesteina - give it a try, quite unusual to find one so late at nite.

precious pea - great tummies desire the same? Hahahaha!

Christine - this one, we walked in from the RHB Bank side and found it really easily.

Teckiee - one of her haunts as the couple knew her very well.

Jun - it's such a coincidence. I actually uploaded it last nite and wrote it this morning.

ling239 - the seapark mkt one? Used to be my mainstay for brekkie long ago.

Precious Pea said..., i supposed so. BUt yesterday too tired so i select something short to blog about. And oh, I linked you too.

wmw said...

Wah, if I also post on this hor, that will make 3 of us...Hahaha...Apom overload!

boo_licious said...

precious pea - yeah, I was last min searching and uploading stuff last nite. Didn't really think also.

wmw - hee hee...then the auntie and uncle will be super happy!

ndyeow said...

omg...I craved for apom (this chinese style we call it). Feared apom will eventually extinct from Malaysian sight. The last time I had this was RM1 for 6pc. So cheap but the task to handle the mini woks takes tremendous skills. My girls always loves it. The eat from inside out...imagine..:>
For those who stay in the northern, you may try at Sin Tat Garden Hawker Area in the famous Raja Uda street. Cost RM2 for 10pcs. I dont think you can find this apom in Gurney Drive Penang anymore.. ..hehehhe

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