The pasar malam at Taman Megah operates every Sunday evening from about 6pm to almost midnight and conveniently located only about one kilometer away from where I stay, hence eliminating the pesky problem of having to find a parking spot when one goes to pasar malam.
Even then, it is not a pasar malam I often go due to the relatively lack of good food.. or so I thought.
Evidently, things have changed for the better, and here are the three stalls we found from the visit last Sunday that I thought worth a try for any foodie.
char kuih kak at Taman Megah Pasar Malam – legit!
First and foremost, there’s char kuih kak!
Char Kuih Kak is one of the Penang dishes that aren’t easily found in Klang Valley. There isn’t many stalls out there, and prior to this, my only go-to char kuih kak stall would be the one at Jalan Sayur in Pudu. So when I saw the stall here, I had to give it a try.
finally I found a good version of char kuih kak outside Penang
The RM 3.50 worth of char kuih kak turned out to be rather good, perhaps the best version I’ve tried in Klang Valley. The radish cake is chopped to tiny pieces with the two metal spatulas so that it’s well coated with oil and dark soya sauce. There’s also plenty of “choi pou” and chili, I love it.
The fact that the operator spoke perfect Penang Hokkien definitely help too, I think. 😀
BBQ oysters and seahum? yeap!
I almost couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw there’s oysters at pasar malam, so obviously we had to give it a try.
A set of 3 oysters go for RM 10 here, and you can choose from any combination of three flavors – spicy, cheese, and garlic. The oysters took some 10-15 minutes before they were ready, and tasted more than decent.
RM 10 for three oysters, RM 6 for those juicy cockles
Of the three, I prefer the garlic version, and will probably avoid the cheese next time around unless I bring my own cheese.
The BBQ cockles go for RM 6 per portion. They were rather juicy and certainly went well with the accompanying homemade chilli sauce.
steamed chicken with chrysanthemum, pretty satisfying
Last but not least, there’s the steamed chicken with chrysanthemum. Since it was something I’ve never even heard about before, we gave it a try.
The steamed quarter chicken (RM 8) came with plenty of mashed garlic, ginger, and chrysanthemum flower. The skin smooth and chicken meat was well salted. The flower certainly gave it a unique taste but not something that is overpowering, worth a try, and certainly fills the stomach.
Taman Megah Pasar Malam
Jalan SS 24/8
Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya
GPS: 3.113745, 101.611061
Hours: 6-11pm every Sunday
18 thoughts on “KY eats – Char Kuih Kak, Oysters, and Steamed Chicken at Taman Megah Pasar Malam”
KY, oysters that looked so fresh and with cheese and such. One dish that interest me was the chicken with chrysanthemum flower. That one dish wish I could try and taste it.
Vickie: ya I’ve never seen oysters at night market, this was the first time.
KY, I just found a recipe on web for the chicken dish will try it out hope turn out the way you had it.
Vickie: let me know how it turns out!
uncle, why did the chicken cross the road?
immature: to get steamed.
no, to pick chrysanthemum flowers, kek
I don’t think I’ve ever seen oysters barbecued like that in a street stall.
The Yum List: haha yah, here’s hoping there’ll be more!
Kuih kak, I want!!!! Or chien too!!! All my favourites. The ones here, sorry lah…not really great!
suituapui: ayoh here ohchien also cannot eat one. Luckily found kuih kak now. 😀 😀 😀
Oh i would love to try that steamed chicken with chrysanthemum!
Ken: cook at home! 😛
Hmm…chicken with chrysanthemum flower, must be tasted slightly bitter I guess, from the flowers… ❓
Choi Yen: it’s actually not bitter at all, was quite pleasant.
Oysters in pasar malam? Am I too out of touch with the pasar malam scene or what?
RealGunners: time to pay a visit!
The BBQ in the evenings is my first choice.