Monday, November 13, 2006

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam - Part 2

Continuation ...

We passed by the "Smelly" or "Stinky" Tofu stall which was surrounded by lots of customers. I'm not a fan of this and I nearly fainted (slight exaggeration...) from the smell as I made my way through. It didn't help that I couldn't move away from the area quickly as the place was crowded, I resorted to holding my breath! Ha ha ha...Read more about the tofu from masak-masak.com here.

I had eaten this particular type of pork ball from the steamboat stall before (cooked by dipping into boiling water), it has minced pork inside with a bit of soup. So, it sort of "explodes" in your mouth when you bite into it. Hence, the name, Exploding Meat Ball (loosely translated!) However, over here in Taman Connaught, I had the chance to try another style of the meat ball, pan fried style. Yummy, especially with chilli sauce.
And here's a nasi lemak stall (friendly folks) with a difference.....
They serve AUSTRALIAN Lamb Rendang!!!! Plus a plain but delicious packet only cost RM1.
This is how they do the Bangkok's sweet dessert. It's like a mini crepe with some desiccated coconut and some light coconut cream. The batch in the pink pail didn't make it appealing though ;o)
The Vietnamese Popiah has desiccated coconut too. A strip of candy like substance (not sure what you call it) and molasses are added onto the popiah skin (thin pancake made from wheat flour) which is then rolled and eaten as it is.
We came across this ice-cream and it brought back childhood memories. I have not seen or eaten this ice-cream since my school days. The coconut cream part was not thick enough but I loved it nevertheless as it has been ages (plus beggars can't be choosers!). I wonder where else can I find it?

I still remember the lady who would carry two containers, going from floor to floor and door to door of my flats. There were few flavours available but I always ate the red bean variety. I can't actually recall what the other flavours were. Anyone care to refresh my memory? Eating this ice-cream made me feel like a kid again.





To be continued...

FYI : I'll be going for a minor eye operation later I was told in layman's term that they will be removing a sponge from my right eye. I had an operation end May this year due to retina detachment. The sponge was put into my eye to aid the healing of the retina. Thank goodness the retina is healed but the sponge has somewhat dislodged and now has to be taken out. If the retina was still not back in place, I would have had to undergo major eye surgery again! Well, it's okay, if some of you are wondering how come I can still blog all this while, I do touch typing and only look at the monitor to spell check and do links. Hope to be able to post soon...depending on doctor's advice. But anyway, I guess I'll just be doing even more touch typing for the next week or so. See you all soon...

8 comments:

c said...

actually there's a stall in penang, on burma road that sells these type of fish/pork balls and other variations...with "meen seen" (sp?) they've been around for the past century, and my great grandparents can attest to that.

ah_mel said...

YEs~~~ the reb bean ice cream, thats what i thought when i c it~~~ hahaha... the meat ball, um... a bit too oily to me and i think its a bit ex leh...

Tummythoz said...

Wow, eye prob sounds serious. So have to 'kai-how' (avoid certain food in Cantonese)? Poor you. Poor poor you.

lyn said...

talking about old time childhood favs, anyone remember ice balls? ahhhh.....really miss them man! used to buy one after school and enjoy it whilst cycling home (this was in taiping) and when it got too cold holding it I would switch hands and continue cycling with no hands on the handle bar....yippeeeee!!!!

wmw said...

c : I know about the fishballs but not the pork balls (last century????)

Mel : Oh, you can try the steamboat version then if you haven't!

tummythoz : Yalor, so cham! Sob! Sob!

lyn: Didn't know you were such a daredevil! Ha ha ha....

toniXe said...

take care & be back soon !

boo_licious said...

Love the pixs and I really want to revisit this place. Hope the eye operation goes well, get lots of rest and take care.

wmw said...

tonixe & boo_licious : Yes, resting but have to abstain from certain food! So sad....hahaha...Boo_licious, hope you will have a fun time there, the human and car traffic can get a bit crazy though. Thanks for the compliment.