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So we finally decided to try out the Poh Piah (wet spring roll) stall at the monday night pasar malam at SS2. As the stall was usually way too crowded and our stomach way too hungry, we usually passed up the idea of waiting in starvation.

This time around, after buying our usual dinner packages to be enjoyed at Misai mamak stall, one of us decided to order 4 pieces of poh piah. The friendly hawker said “come back in half an hour”. So we enjoyed our Char Kuih Kak, Nyonya Kuih, Fried Chicken, and so forth at Misai, and finally went back to the poh piah stall.

Sure enough, the uncle still remembered that my friend had ordered half an hour ago. He was way busy in preparing for another batch of poh piah to be served to his crowded customers surrounding the stall.

Poh piah at SS2 pasar malam
And I do mean crowded!

While waiting, we started to chat up with the hawker. All of a sudden, the uncle said “I’m retiring.. been selling for 30 years and it took me 5 years just to get the skin right. It’s tiring and this will be my last day “

Everyone around the stall displayed a look of dissapointment on their face.. We tried to convince the uncle to teach one of us to take over the business, but he said it’ll take months to learn, full time, and basically probably telling us to just keep our day job and stop harrassing him preparing the lasts of the poh piah.

Feeling somewhat lucky and yet dissapointed at the same time, we collected the poh piah and head home.

ss2 pasar malam poh piah
Overly satisfied customer

And it was really good! Easily the best poh piah I’ve had in KL. Too bad this first one is also the last one.

I secretly hope that the whole retirement thing is just a trick for getting more customers. We’ll see if he comes back next week. hehe

Jalan SS2/61,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.117419, 101.621593

Discuss : KY eats – SS2 Poh Piah, gone

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  2. That’s so sad….

    I really like that poh piah – haven’t eaten it for a while and now it’s GONE.

    That’s the problem I guess with most of these great little stalls – No succession plan….
    (Usually, the “sii fuu”‘s kids don’t want to take over the business/ learn the skillz…


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