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It has been long long time since I last went to Petaling Street for food and walk around the area. I think it was 3 years ago since I last visited the place.

Petaling Street or Chee Cheong Kai is know as Chinatown located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is infamous for pirated clothes and accessories along with bootleg DVDs and CDs. Petaling Street however does not exclusively offer pirated products. Haggling is a common sight here and the place is usually crowded with locals as well as tourists.

The area has dozens of restaurants and food stalls, serving local favourites such as Hokkien mee, ikan bakar (barbecued fish), asam laksa and curry noodles. Traders here are mainly Chinese but there are also Indian, Malay, and Bangladeshi traders. (source Wikipedia)

If you wish to stay around the area, there are many budget hotel available too.

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If you  love bargaining then this is one of the place you must visit with many things to see for.

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One of the food stalls that used to be very famous was this ‘Ikan Bakar’ that is located in front bank. The last time I dine here was about 6 years ago that it was so famous that we have to order first as usually need to wait for around 1 hour and we stroll around the place to see any nice thing to hunt. .

Now the order came less than 5 minutes and the place was not as pack as before.

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BBQ under this hot stove pit.

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I ordered the ‘Sting Ray, Lala, Squid and Prawns’ RM16 for small. The taste was not as good compare to last time, as it was very spicy (at least I need 4 glass of water to cool it off) and this round, the bottom was burn, and the whole spicy dish is filled a bit with that flavour and the sambal taste is not as nice as it used to be.

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When I always come to this area, one of the drink that I will not miss and it is always pack with people is this ‘Air Mata Kucing’ RM1.80 per cup. It is sweet, refreshing and filled with longan at the base of it. A recommended drink if you do go there.

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At the end of the night when they are ready to pack up. . .

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Another one of the street food that to eat is this stall, Seng Kee (click here)


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If you are in Taiwan, and you love street food or some street shopping and enjoy bargaining then, there is one place that you must not miss. It is not only famous to tourist but also locals, most of the time, this night market is sardine packed with people and if you do go there during their summer break or school holiday you can just expect to be push around. Shilin Market is one of the biggest and most famous night market in Taipei District. Easy access from public transportation that you can stop by at Shilin Night Market Station and the night market is located just opposite it.

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This is one of the biggest junction that I have came accross. Lets start off with our very first food hunting. Please be aware that this post involves alot of food and drinks that might harm your eye sight and make a lil damage on your stomach.

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Fish ball and fried squid for that kind of size, guess how much you have to pay? Its chewy, very cripsy from the outside.

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Then we got introduce that there is one of the best fried chicken among so many stalls in this area which is stall no 5+. Once you walked into this big food market you will see a long que and that would certainly be the fried chicken stall.

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Nono and Jennifer were helping us to be in the line while we were busy taking pictures. It took us about 15 minutes wait because the people in the line just do not buy one, at least 3 pcs per pax.

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For such a huge piece of crispy fried chicken it cost only NT50

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After buy it, we were brought inside the food market and I got shock to see how many food stalls are there cramping in this area. So pack and so many food to see. That makes it more than 500 food stalls around this area itself which have not include the main shopping streets of Shilin streets there.

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We were brought to stall 441 which is recommended by Mary’s brother and his friend that this stall serve good Fried Oyster or ‘Oh Jian’

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Besides selling that, they also do have smelly/sticky taufu available in fried or spicy soup version.

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Spicy soup version.

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Fried version.

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Fried oyster here is certainly different from what we have in Malaysia but its something similar. Ours will taste abit jelly’ish but theirs is more on beaten egg that pours on top of the hot plate, fried and wraps it.

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The main difference is that they do add on sauce on top of the Fried Oyster. The sauce turns out to be good, spicy, smooth in texture with a bit of lime sour eat along with the smooth fried oyster is something I do not mind to have the whole plate alone.

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Oyster in there are moderate in size but for the price we are paying, we consider it cheap. One plate for around NT50 which have at least 6-7 oyster.

I still remember when I was a kid, I used to follow my mom to wet market in the morning, and after that will head for breakfast with lots of hawker stall to choose from, not until that I have been reading about Imbi market about variety of food there with one of famous stall that stands out among the rest is this very traditional, Hainan stall which serve half boil egg, roti khawin, Signature KOPI that make the whole market so merry. Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea

It was not until last Sunday, woke up early and my friend drag me to this market after she knows I have been talking about it for quite some time. First time being here and we reach there around 11am and most of the food stalls are like ready to pack up, as they usually operate till 12pm.

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After walking in, the first stall surely caught my attention, as I do not know what food it is and a few uncle are buying it, seeing it with a few ingredient to mix and match.

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Most of them are made from bean curd, bean curd skin . . . .

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and specially bean curd roll till a stick. The uncle sell it a mix and match for small RM3 then if you want bigger portion its RM4 and RM5. He do sell it seperately.

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My mix and match which is everything is available, then add in chili sauce and the best is mustard sauce!

I just love the taste of it with the bean curd is soft and juicy after soaking in the soup base to get the aroma, the pork taste so soft and chewy dipping with mustard and chili taste good as I find the taste is unique but I am loving it. Recommended if you are adventurous.

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Then I walk to the other end, saw this auntie sitting there and frying ‘Yau Char Kway’ or ‘You Tiao’ that looks so tempting that just fried hot from the wok.  Then the auntie so funny, as she saw me holding a camera and ask her husband faster act a ‘posey la’ (make a pose) and the uncle so shy and said don wan la, yet the auntie asking him a few times.

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Deep fried ‘You Tiao’ that just came out from the wok, with outer layer so crispy and soft in the inside, if I were given a glass of warm soya bean would be just perfect. RM0.70 each.

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Besides that, most of the stalls that sell Yau Char Kway do sell ‘Ham Chee Peng’ which is another type of Chinese kuih that insert with sweet, salty, red bean paste in it.

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