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I remember when I was young, near my grandma’s house at the old village of Pengkalan Weld in Penang, there was a neighbor that has a business in selling cucur udang (prawn fritters). High school kids in the area took up part-time job as cucur udang door to door salesmen. My late grandma used to buy a few of this snack whenever the kids with their baskets full hot prawn fritters and chili sauce came by the house.

Cucur Udang at Pudu Plaza

Fast forward some twenty odd years, the same aroma of freshly deep fried cucur udang greeted me at the entrace of Pudu Plaza (for the uninformed, it is behind Berjaya Times Square.) Even though I have just had lunch, I surrender to the temptation and got myself a piece of cucur udang, with chili sauce, of course.

The RM1 snack was just as good as I remember it to be. The crunchiness of the deep fried dough with whole prawns on top, chewing them down with chili sauce is like a walk down memory lane, the taste and aroma brought up flashes of those innocent days.

The traditional cucur udang is not as popular as it once used to be, but do give it a try if you are around Pudu Plaza area.

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Discuss : KY eats – Cucur Udang (Prawn Fritters, 虾饼) outside Pudu Plaza

  1. Nice recommendation. I’m a bit embarrased to say that I didn’t know what these were called until now. Maybe I haven’t been at ‘home’ long enough. Still, it was great to learn from your blog entry.
    I miss Msia despite any cons (as in pros & cons).

  2. cucur udang! yay! my fav!
    also can call “hye piah” (hokkien)

  3. Omg! Havent had those for YEARS!!

  4. kat kelantan takdak pun……………… :(((

  5. Looks yummy, but where’s the sauce?

  6. what is the operating hours? from what time to what time… thanks…

  7. NICE!!! but sore throat..cannot eat.

  8. happy dragon

    kelantan ader la

  9. why no body answer my question? 🙁
    i wants to know the operating hours…
    tell me lar….

  10. Dear carrie,

    I had it in the afternoon, not very sure of it’s operating hours

  11. Dear KY,
    thanks for your reply… i will try it…

  12. hey, it’s only rm0.50 in kuching! 🙂 rocks as well 🙂

  13. Carrie,
    Sure. 😀

    joyce,
    ooO 1/2 price!

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