Sure, Penang is famous for it’s char kueh teow, laksa, and curry mee, but for those of you who wants to still have something to chew during those pesky couple hours in between meals, here’s something you definitely should not miss – mini apom!
one of the mini apom stalls – Apom Chooi
I’ve had these mini apoms for as long as I can remember, some 20 odd years ago, it was 7 apoms for RM 1.00, now they are RM 0.35 a piece, but they guy will happily sell 3 for RM 1.00 too. Inflation is a bitch isn’t it?
So far as I can tell, there are only two stalls selling these mini apoms in Penang, and I haven’t managed to find an equivalent anywhere else either. These guys aren’t young either, so you might be looking at the last line of mini apom sellers. Rumor had it that the two sellers are related, and aren’t talking to each other, something that owners of Bernard’s and Champs can related too, I’m sure.
addictive mini apom with sweet corn and banana slices
As for the apom itself, it’s sweet with a hint of savory. The two standard ingredients inside the apom are banana slices and sweet corn. The feeling of sweet corns bursting in your mouth while chewing the apom can be very… rewarding.
Try it before stalls like these go away for good. If you know where I can find this at Klang Valley please do share ya!
Outside Union Primary School,
Burma Road, Penang
GPS: 5.423212, 100.321988