On a Tuesday evening, she was kind enough to pack some for me. Why pack? Well, apparently they are snapped up pretty quick and it's normally sold out by 6pm. That's an hour just after the owner sets up his stall!!! I reached her place around 5 plus and she got into my car and carefully handed me the box of goodies. She looked at me with glee as I slowly opened the box like a kid opening up her Christmas present; unwrapping it slowly to prolong the excitement. It was a funny sight too as this took place in my car (which was pulled over to the side of the road) ...the excitement and the photo shoot. Hahaha....
Golden Beauties; Woo Kok (Taro/Yam Puff)!
Melting Wok then kept prompting me to eat them straight away while we were still in the car. She said that they were still warm and it best eaten that way, otherwise, I should put them in an oven and heat them up for minute or two. I heeded her advice and took a bite there and then...
I was pleasantly surprised. With a crispy exterior, the filling of meat and onions (cooked with dark sauce) was still warm and moist and overloaded my taste buds with such a wonderful sensation that I was rendered speechless for a few seconds! Or was it the fact that I just couldn't talk with my mouth full??? Hahaha...When I regained my speech, I asked Melting Wok, "Do you think there are any left at the stall?". Without a moment hesitation, we sped our way to the SS3 pasar malam area which is only about 5 minutes from her house, hoping to grab a few more Woo Kok. I'm serious, there was such urgency! LOL!
Reaching there we were relieved that there were still some left. I placed my order first and then only took photos (it would be a tragedy have I been told that there is none left by the time I finished taking photos!). Other customers surrounded the stall buying the numerous fried goodies. I eyed the Woo Kok zealously while making sure the owner packed my order :o).
At RM1.30/USD0.40 (2007's prices..hehehe) a piece, this was indeed a simple and satisfying indulgence to me.
As we were leaving the area, we passed a stall that caught my eye and I decided to make a stop here and took some pics. This time, it was a stall selling Malay kuih (local cakes).
These steaming bamboo rice kuih (Putu Buluh) was a sight I've not seen before, I must admit. It's actually rice flour with brown sugar filling being steamed in short hollowed bamboo sticks.
Once cooked, they add desiccated coconut as topping. The whiff of fresh steaming kuih was just too much to bear and we ended up buying some (RM2/USD0.60 for 5 pieces). It was lovely as we ate it fresh off the steamer.
It's just Sunday night now...and I'm already thinking of making a pit stop at SS3 pasar malam this Tuesday for these two goodies. Who knows? I might find other goodies that will appeal to me, just like Teckiee did ;o). Thanks Melting Wok, for the Woo Kok you bought me and for telling me about it.
People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.
~ Author Unknown
~ Author Unknown