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It’s been a while since I last went to the SS2 Pasar Malam (every Monday night), so I thought it’ll be good to check it out again and grab dinner while we’re at it.

The SS2 Pasar Malam is one of the biggest night markets in the country, and almost the same size as the Connaught version (every Wednesday). Parking is usually a tricky affair, but if you’re willing to walk for a few minutes, there are ample parking at the residential area surrounding the SS2 square, where the pasar malam is held.

Taiping char kuih teow at SS2 pasar malam
Taiping char kuih teow at SS2 pasar malam

After walking about a bit, I spotted this Taiping char kuih teow stall situated just opposite McDonald’s restaurant. Seeing that business is pretty brisk, I decided to give it a try.

Of course, I had to order with Hokkien as a standard litmus test to any hawker who claims to be offering Northern food, this one passed.

the char kuih teow stall, opposite McDonald's at SS2
the char kuih teow stall, opposite McDonald’s at SS2

The plate of char kuih teow (I had kuih teow + mee) that came was quite a good looking one. With an extra egg prepared over-easy that had some sweet soya sauce sprinkled on top, a little bit like the fried egg we had Restaurant Muar at Tengkat Tong Shin, which was a good thing.

it was delicious, did not disappoint at all
it was delicious, did not disappoint at all

There were no prawns in this version of CKT, but luckily plenty of fresh cockles to go around. Execution was great and there was definitely plenty of “wok hei” in this dish. I would not hesitant to order this again. If you’re a char kuih teow lover, check out this version.

At RM 6 a plate with that extra egg, it is a little bit on the expensive side, but I thought it was worth it nonetheless.

tofu bakar as snack, very appropriate
tofu bakar as snack, very appropriate

After the char kuih teow, we met Edvin, our dive master, by coincidence, and he introduced us this tofu bakar for dessert.

At RM 4.50 a box, you get crispy tofu bakar with prawn crackers, a layer of sweet prawn sauce, chili paste, chicken floss, and some fresh cucumber. It claimed to be from Penang but I’ve never seen anything like this back home. Very tasty nonetheless.

salt baked chicken, I had it for breakfast the next day
salt baked chicken, I had it for breakfast the next day

Lastly, we also ordered some salt baked chicken to go. The drumstick + thigh version cost RM 7 a piece and made for awesome breakfast the next day, though I imagine it’d be even better if I had some porridge to go with as that’d tone down the saltiness just a bit.

I need to go to the Pasar Malam again!

map to SS2 Pasar Malam

Address:
SS2 Pasar Malam
Jalan SS2/61
Petaling Jaya
47300 Selangor
GPS3.117366, 101.621668

Discuss : KY eats – Taiping Char Kuih Teow and more at SS2 Pasar Malam

  1. erm.. what is the difference between penang char kuey teow and taiping char kuey teow?

  2. Didn’t know hawkers have to pass language test now LOL! Tofu bakar and rojak sauce are some real good combination :razz:

  3. Taiping CKT, Penang CKT.. i like it all .. so long as got bloody cockles, loads of chillies, vege and chinese sausages! :D Jo likes it with the egg on top too!

  4. I just want to say… :smile: KY, loved the charm of your homeland street foods. The noodle dish sure please me alot. Salted chicken would make a nice lunch for me too along with steamed rice. Salted chicken I able to buy at a Chinese deli in San Francisco but that noodle dish no where but chow fun that much like your.

    • Vickie: I’ve spent much time in the states too and can understand what you’re getting at. I miss General Tsao’s chicken tho!

  5. Now you’ve gotten me craving for ckt. Love that egg. Mlk version usually with sweet sauce. Egg on this looks good. Come to think of it…I’ve never had ckt with eggs before, I think.

  6. That looks like one version of the char kway teow here…but they use omelette, no whole yolk like that and the uninitiated would always ask if that’s Pattaya char kway teow. Sometimes it is better to keep quiet and let people think you’re a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Hehehehehehe!!!!

  7. I agree – that looks like a goodlooking plate of CKT, lol! Arghhh… i haven’t been to that pasar malam in ages. Tauhu bakar for dessert?? Never regarded it as dessert, hehe!

  8. omigosh this is the char kuey teow of my dreams! runny egg and plenty of cockles, with no prawns to distract! i must eat!!! heheh :D

  9. Hmm… It’s almost sacrilegious that this guy doesn’t serve prawns, cos all the best CKT in Taiping certainly has, although Taiping hawkers tend to favour a bunch of tiny shrimps rather than the 2 or 3 big ones you get in Penang or KL.

  10. Ahh… the classic way of CKT! Fried egg on CKT…put kicap & pepper! Very nice one….. :razz:

  11. Wow glad we found you. We are starting a new blog about street foods and we would love to try these things out when we get the chance next year! Awesome stuff!

  12. Never had Taiping CKT before.. would love to try it!

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