I'm a fan...
I love my local Pasar Malam.
It's the noise, the crowds....the lingering and seductive aroma from every corner, oh how it excites me!
A haven for Malaysian street food~
I ventured into into the sea of hungry locals in search of my favourite Malaysian delicacies. I soon wanted to eat EVERYTHING!
Armed with my precious camera slung around my neck; I maneuvered the stall aisles like a pro. Though it's been almost a year since my last visit; the stall positions havn't changed...I knew my favourite food stalls at the back of my hand! *giggle*
Curious eyes watched as I snapped away with my camera. Many assumed I was a tourist, some even tried saying awkward things to me in Cantonese provoking me to respond. I didn't want to spoil their fun; so I smiled and walked away. *grin* I've noticed that my camera lenses often make people feel uncomfortable. I try my best to take candid shots before they turn frigid..but my first couple of snaps 'with both drink and food items in hand' often turn out looking a little shaky or rushed. *sigh* When the vendors finally realize I have my camera focused; they often react with a 'stunned' facial expression, imagine shining headlights at a deer! *laughs*
Here's a couple shots I thought I'd share with everyone.
Good ol' street food. Deep Fried, grilled and roasted! The night market has it all! Chicken wings, fried pancakes, steamed corn....fried noodles, laksa stalls...this list could go on forever!
Fresh sugarcane juice! So deliciously refreshing! It's like an oasis in the desert when you're in the middle of a large sweaty crowd of pasar malam go-ers~
Juicy local tropical fruits! These are "Duku Langsat"s and the red bell shaped fruits are...erm... I dont know what they're called in English, but we call them "Jambu air". It's flesh is crisp, crunchy and juicy....good ones are real sweet too!
Ice cream potong! (Potong means "to cut" in Malay). The lady takes out a long tube of icecream; often "cut" to size from her little freezer box and sticks a skewer into one end! These ice cream potongs are often homemade and come in a variety of local favourites! Yam, coffee, chocolate, chendol, corn, red bean, durian, cempedak...I don't think I missed any..oh yes...pandan of course *grin*
Non food items...Chinese new year decorations..electronics, toys, undergarments, clothes, bags, jewellry...trinkets...everything! light bulbs, socks, JUST EVeryTHING! *grin*
Soya BEAN!!Sweet and savoury pies. Baked bread and cakes.
Something called "Fried ICE". It's something I never imagined could possibly exist! *laughs* I had a quiet chuckle when I read the neon sign! It's not fried ICE CREAM..it looked to me like it was served in cups and flavoured...I wish I had bought a cup to find out what it was all about! *shrug* Maybe next week...They never fail to come up with strange new things everytime.