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Last weekend when we went to Penang for a bit of a gluttony affair, our first stop was at Tanjung Bungah for a plate of mee goreng. That stall did not open for business, so we turned our heads to the Goreng Pisang stall opposite.

Goreng Pisang stall at Tanjung Bungah, Penang
Goreng Pisang stall at Tanjung Bungah, Penang

The place did not bring about any special recollection until my sister commented on instagram about a piece of childhood memory we share.

See, back when we were kids, dad will take us to Teluk Bahang for picnic and “korek siput” session by the beach almost every weekends. This goreng pisang stall then served as sort of a half way point where we would tapao some snacks to be eaten later in the morning. Thinking back, this was almost 30 years ago, and I’m really glad that the same stall still exists and operating well by the original owner’s son, now in a van instead of tricycle.

my favorite fried nian gau
my favorite fried nian gau

Anyway, my favorite from here is their fried “nian gao” (RM 1.50). It is basically a slice of nian gao (Chinese New Year’s cake) sandwiched in between slices of sweet potato and yam. When eat hot, the nian gao is in a half liquid state, together with the sweetness of yam and potato covered in the crunchy batter that is just ever so slightly salty, it is awesome!

They also serve goreng pisang (fried banana), cempedak, kuih kodok, ubi keladi, ubi kayu, kuih bakul, ubi keledek, and kacang hijau.

For fried nian gao in KL, check out the stall at Mei Sin kopitiam, Imbi.

direction to Goreng Pisang stall at Tanjung Bungah

Jalan Chan Siew Teong
& Jalan Tanjung Bungah
Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Penang
GPS: 5.465935, 100.279724
Hours: morning to afternoon