Monday, December 21, 2009

Mr Chiam's Goodies Stall, Brickfields

Having being reminded by Masak-Masak about this 27 year old stall, we made a trip to this place (it has been awhile since I last visited Brickfields). We didn't come here for the curry puffs nor the kuih bakul or the banana fritters but specifically for the sesame seed balls - calling and ordering ahead. Of course, we picked up the some of the other goodies while we were there in the end.

We had arrived to picked up our order which was already packed and was about to go off when Mr Chiam mentioned that he was going to fry another batch of sesame seed balls. So I stuck around a while longer and took some pics.

Handful
What a handful! Grabbing four sesame seed balls at one time, Mr Chiam drops it onto the wire ladle dipped into the hot boiling oil one at a time in quick succession....

In it goes!




Once he has a batch of them in, the frying process begins. Using the back of the wire ladle, he starts swirling the sesame seed balls in a clockwise movement. The ladle is never fully submerged into the oil but goes around the surface of it. This it seems, expands and keeps the sesame seed balls in a nice sizeable round shape.

Sesame Seed Ball
Looking at the finish product, I believe him! The sesame seed balls are simply lovely to look at and taste great too. Fried to a lovely shade of golden brown, these sesame seed balls had generous filling in them - we had both the red bean and the crushed peanuts.

Price List & Contact
At RM0.80/piece, it was more than satisfactory!

Mr Chiam's goodies stall
Opposite entrance to YMCA, corner coffeeshop
Brickfields
(Opens from 12:30-6pm)
Tel : 012-617 2511


Bigger snacks mean bigger slacks - Author Unknown

18 comments:

qwazymonkey said...

I've been a fan of this place since I was in school. It's comforting to know that there are places you can rely on for good food every single time. Mr. Chiam's store is definitely one of them.

qwazymonkey said...

btw, nice pictures!

ilene said...

I love his kuih bakul and the goreng pisang. Superb! I have a client who would buy some each time he drops in at my office.

Wow, how did you make that photo swirl as well?

J said...

Oh man that looks tempting - can't be healthy though. :(
(But life's too short to cut out the little indulgences, right? *grin*)

ai wei said...

very very nice pic :) esp the motion pic :)))

foodbin said...

i like those with red bean fillings.

CUMI & CIKI said...

hehe.. the special effects are excellent.. i can feel myself watching the balls swoosh around!

J2Kfm said...

Great shots. Esp that gif compilation.
This was one stall I was eyeing for, from Monkey's and Boo's posts.

wmw said...

qwazymonkey : Frying up goodies for the past 2 decades plus! Woo Hoo...thanks!

Ilene : So nice of your client. Oh, I combine several pics into one (gif file)

J : Life's too short indeed...Live to eat! Hahaha....

Ai Wei : Thanks for the compliment.

Foodbin : I like both :o)

Cumi&Ciki : Hahaha...yeah, our eyes do follow the motion.

J2Kfm : Thanks. Don't wait...Go get 'em!

mimid3vils said...

have been featured in TV, must be long wait for their goodies huh~~

gfad said...

Yiiiii.. my eyes are going round and round with all the swishing swoshing balls... o.O Hahahahah.. nice effect! Is there a sound effect as well?? :D

So miss goreng pisang and karipap.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010, ugwug!!

etHEL said...

Nice photo... What kind of camera model are you using?

CUMI & CIKI said...

Merry Christmas and happy new year babes..see you in 2010!! muaks!

jason said...

Bola bijirin! How cute! :)

wmw said...

mimid3vils : Gotta wait for sure, that's why we called and ordered ahead.

GFAD: How's AD? Make sure you eat lots of them when you get the chance to lor...Merry Christmas & a Blessed New Year to you!

etHEL : Thanks for dropping by, I use Nikon D80. See you around ;o)

Cumi & Ciki : Merry Christmas & a Blessed New Year to you too! See yah!

Jason : Ipoh got ah? Only know got mua chi :o)

Life for Beginners said...

This Mr. Chiam, sure knows how to grab his balls hor? LOL

(But on a more serious and happy note...)

Merry Xmas, WMW, and a Happy New Year to you and your readers! :D

sc said...

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year MW!! xoxo

wmw said...

LFB : Hahaha...I was tempted to write that. I was waiting to see who would write that in their comments!

SC : Same same to you!