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!

apom chooi at Burma road, Penang
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.

mini apom with sweet corn and banana, only RM 0.35 each
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!

map of burma road, penang

Address:
Outside Union Primary School,
Burma Road, Penang
GPS: 5.423212, 100.321988

KY eats – Penang Mini Apom
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33 thoughts on “KY eats – Penang Mini Apom

  • April 8, 2011 at 8:51 am
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    Man, the picture of you and your apom!

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    • April 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm
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      Michelle: it was good apom!

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    • April 8, 2011 at 1:25 pm
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      Yuen: yaa but usually slightly different tho!

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  • April 8, 2011 at 1:33 pm
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    they indeed are related… the one in the photo is my friend’s father… and the other one is his uncle…
    and my friend has no interest in making apom whatsoever… LOL

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    • April 8, 2011 at 1:43 pm
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      winsern: hahaha the uncle and father don’t talk to each other do they?

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      • April 9, 2011 at 3:48 am
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        😆 lol… because the uncle “borrowed” the recipe or smth and doesn’t want to operate his stall anywhere but just a few meters away…

        i find the uncle to be more friendly tho… 😉

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    • April 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm
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      ShaolinTiger: why do you need to choose? from jalan burma to tanjung bungah the apom will be all digested anyway, eat more! lol.

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  • April 8, 2011 at 3:12 pm
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    I miss penang food… used to had apom at penang, my lovely hometown. Too bad, nw at kl

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    • April 8, 2011 at 3:49 pm
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      Nicole: I’m also from Penang!

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  • April 8, 2011 at 8:24 pm
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    Everytime got many people wait for the apom one, I very lazy. Haha. Last time got one car wait for 50apoms.

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    • April 10, 2011 at 3:36 pm
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      Nicholas: yah, sometimes those dudes buy one shot damn a lot!

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  • April 8, 2011 at 9:25 pm
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    wah, the apom looks like an egg 🙂

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    • April 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm
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      lionelong: cos it’s got eggs inside. lol

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  • April 9, 2011 at 7:56 am
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    greetings from seattle. first time had apam balik was at the malaysian restaurant here. it was sooo goood. malaysian friends confirm it tht it was good 🙂 but 35 cents … ahhh so cheeappp … the restaurant doesn’t even put that in the menu, we have to request it with condition the chef is in the mood for making it 😕

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    • April 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm
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      Francesca: haha that’s tragic, time to make your own!

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  • April 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm
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    The apom look like fried egg

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    • April 11, 2011 at 11:32 am
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      Teck: haha yah it does a little bit.

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  • April 11, 2011 at 1:30 pm
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    There’s another one at Jelutong Market too. Yumz!

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    • April 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm
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      Silverlsle: arghh, still in Penang tho! lol

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  • April 12, 2011 at 10:18 am
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    OMG i love this stuff!

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  • April 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm
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    i thought ming tien got sell, no?
    btw, really hard to get ur blog page load… maybe because of all the pics..

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    • April 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm
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      norick: ya ka? I didn’t know ming tien got, btw maybe the blog is slow due to the map widget, i shall do something about it I think. thanks for the feedback

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      • April 16, 2011 at 4:14 am
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        yes, there’s an apom stall at ming tien that sells the exact same apom you had in penang.

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        • April 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm
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          Brenda: I gotta test to see if it’s any good at Ming Tien, thanks 😀

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  • April 16, 2011 at 11:52 pm
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    i super luv mini apong !!!

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    • April 16, 2011 at 11:56 pm
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      nekomeow: yesss so yummy!

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