Pasar Malam (Malaysian night market) are the best way to experience Malaysian culture when you can both eat some local food and go shopping. In Pasar Malam in Malaysia, there are always tons of food, fresh produce and on-sale household goods. Located at Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Pasar Malam Taman Connaught is among the longest night markets in the country. Coming here, you can enjoy tons of different Malaysian street food and also a variety of cuisine with Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese food. Right here, I am gonna show you amazing street foods you should try in this amazing night market of Malaysia.
Black stinky tofu
Stinky tofu is popular at night markets or roadside as snack. It is a kind of Chinese fermented tofu with a very strong odor.
Ang ku kueh
Ang ku kueh is a kind of round cake from China. It has a very soft and glutinous skin made from rice flour, wrapping a sweet filling inside. The filling is normally made from precooked ingredients such as mung bean or ground peanuts and sugar. The cake resembles a tortoise shell – the animal representing longevity. In other words, this cake is a wish for good fortune, prosperity and longevity for anyone eating it.
Another foreign treat that you can find in this Malaysian night market is pork pie. Pork pie originally comes from England. A pork pie consists of chopped pork and pork jelly. It is often eaten as a snack or with salad.
Apam balik (turnover pancake) is a type of griddle pancake which is very popular in Southeast Asia. The cover of the cake is made from flour, baking soda, eggs, sugar and coconut milk. other ingredients are sprinkled as filling; the most common or traditional is crushed peanut granules with sugar and sweetcorn kernels.
Salted egg sotong (squid)
Salted egg sotong or seafood covered by salted egg yolk is a common food in seafood restaurants in Malaysian night market. The taste can be salty and it can be served with a little bit sweet sauce sometimes. Salted egg sotong or alted egg yolk with squid is a wise choice for anyone doesn’t want to get their hands dirty dealing with crab or prawn shells.
Dragon’s beard candies – finding the art in Malaysian night market
I have to say that dragon’s beard candy is a work of art. It is handmade from skillful vendors. This snack is also a Chinese origin and it can be found in many different Chinese communities. Over the time, this candy has became popular in not only China but also in other countries in East Asia.
Sand pear water
Sand pear is sweet and nourish. A glass of sand pear juice is the best choice for a summer day.
Taman Connaught night market is open around 5:00pm to 1:00am on Wednesday. With a variety of street foods, this Malaysian night market is definitely a must-come place when you pay a visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.