Sometimes, all you need is a quick breakfast that doesn’t take more than 5-10 minutes before heading to work in the morning. These are two choices at Imbi market that will satisfy morning hunger in a jiffy, both are cheap, and you can tapao them as fast as you can eat them on location.
Both of these products are of the same family, cooked with a frying pan of sort, with the major ingredient being flour. Of course, they are apom & ban chang kuih.
apom stall at Imbi Market, crispy and crunchy
The apom stall at imbi market is operated by a relatively young guy (for this trade I guess) just right across from Ah Weng Koh Hainanese Tea stall.
I ordered 5 apom (RM 3) for breakfast, and had a portion of pohpiah to go with as well. The apoms were thin, crispy, but not overly sweet. They are thinner than those usually served in Penang, and quite a mess to eat as the crispy part tends to break just outside your mouth. That being said, they’re quite delicious.
ban chang kuih, it’s vegetarian too (no eggs)
Ban Chang Kuih is another pretty popular food in Penang that aren’t common in Klang Valley outside pasar malam areas.
While I generally prefer the single serving version, this bigger type is usually the default around KL area. A portion goes for RM 1.20, and two is about the right size for breakfast (especially with a couple half boiled eggs).
This dish is good for those who are on one of those lunar calendar vegetarian diet too. By the way, if you like more of the crispy parts, there’s an option to choose the side slices instead.
Imbi Market (Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang)
Jalan Melati, Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.14340, 101.71664
Hours: breakfast and brunch