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.
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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