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I’ve pretty much totally forgotten about this place until horng tweeted about it several days ago. Dug through the photo album uploaded from my old phone, and viola! There are materials which I had failed to share from the awesome roadside hawker centre at Jalan Sayur.

So this post is brought to you by the procrastinator in me, enjoy!

tofu bakar at Jalan Sayur night food court
tofu bakar at Jalan Sayur night food court

I’ve written about the pork intestine porridge and chee cheong fun at this place, but here few more things you should definitely check out if you ever find yourself at the vicinity.

First off is the tofu bakar & prawn fritters by this aunty in red t-shirt (aunty not always in red t-shirt, however). The sauce is home made and very different from anything I’ve ever had. A strong hint of belacan + prawn paste in it, and definitely come with a kick.

Can’t remember the price, but not more than a few ringgit per plate. She also offers grilled cuttle fish, but those things can be pricey.

one of the better char kueh kak in town
one of the better char kueh kak (fried radish cake) in town

The tweet from Horng though, was the char kueh kak, or Penang style fried radish that comes with egg, bean sprout, and a bit of finely chopped salted vegetable (choi pou).

You can often find char kueh kak stalls at various pasar malam, but most of the time the quality is a bit of a suspect. This was why I had only written about one other char kueh kak place in Penang on this blog. The version sold here is as good as any decent one  you can find on the island, plenty of “wok hei”, flavorful, and satisfying for the char kueh kak fan in me.

Horng, KY, Rachel, Kerol, Shiang
pork noodle, fish noodle, Horng, KY, Rachel, Kerol, Shiang

During the same session, others had pork ball noodles and fish noodle from another stall that turned out pretty good too. There is still one other stall selling fried chicken that I have yet to try at Jalan Sayur hawker centre (always a super long queue), so perhaps next trip!

location map of jalan sayur food court

Hawker center at Jalan Sayur
off Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.135208, 101.713051

Yet another entry to the ever growing food related entries. This time I’ll talk about the Char Kuih Kak, a hawker food you seldom find here in KL, but quite a common dish in any hawker center in Penang.

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Char Kuih Kak with seafood!

Char Kuih Kak, or in a more descriptive English term, Pan Fried Radish Cake, is basically a simple dish with radish cake, dried salty vege chips, bean sprouts, and egg fried over sauce made up of mostly soya sauce, dark soya sauce, and chili paste. The radish cake came is usualy chopped up to little half-mahjong size bits, smaller they are, the better they are, since a smaller bit ensures more coverage of the sauce. Occassionally you can have seafood in it as an option.

This particular stall is located at the hawker center opposite Penang Chinese Girls’ High School, PCGHS, at Jalan Gottlieb. The stall also offers Fried Oyster. Judging by the taste of their Kuih Kak, I would definately try their fried oyster on the next trip. It was definately one of the better Kuih Kak that I had.

For those of you who are in Klang Valley, the monday pasar malam at ss2 has a stall selling Kuih Kak too, no seafood option, but tastes pretty decent nonetheless. I get my Kuih Kak fix from there a couple times a month.

Jalan Gottlieb, Penang
GPS: 5.432905, 100.302472