Monday, January 7, 2008

Cheras Pasar Malam

Supper has never, and will never be, my kind of meal. Considering that I eat a huge meal at dinner which is at about 8pm or later, I'm always too full to eat anything after that. And I tend to not sleep late as well, so I don't have time to get hungry.

That's why, I never used to go to the mamak stalls at night to eat, why I never used to eat Ramli burger on a regular basis, and also why I've never actually been to the pasar malam to eat.

So last week, I actually planned to skip dinner at home and go to the pasar malam. Roland claimed that Cheras had the longest pasar malam in KL, so that's where we headed to, we being Roland, Pei Vern, Mei Sze, Jian Ming, and I. The idea was to eat whatever that caught my eye, with no hesitations whatsoever.

First, I had a China Burger, which I did not get a clear picture of as I was walking. They used a heavy egg base to make the buns, and had minced pork in the middle. It was about the size of a Ramli burger, and only cost RM 1.40.

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Jian Ming got some takoyaki. I personally think that takoyaki everywhere is the same. Even the one in Takashimaya in Singapore doesn't taste that nice anymore.

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I got 10 pieces of dimsum for RM 4. It used to be RM 2 for 7 pieces. Bah.

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Had some Taiwanese sausages which were good, albeit slightly expensive, at RM 1.60 for one sausage.

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We also got some bubble tea.

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Nothing much to shout about. I have eaten all these things before, but the only reason I wanted to go was I wanted to eat with impunity, without having a care at all.

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This here is Mei Sze, barging her way through the crowd.

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We also sat down at a stall, hoping they had asam laksa, but alas, they did not, and so we settled for curry noodles.

And then it started raining.

Luckily someone had the presence of mind to bring umbrellas, and we continued our meal in the rain.

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Roland got some Chow Tau Foo (Smelly Tofu) for us to try (didn't get a picture of them), and I tried one, and it tasted like deep fried tofu that had been dipped in drain water, literally. Not my thing, although there was a long queue for it.

In the end, the only thing that was needed to make the trip complete was for my car to be double parked by another car, but, that didn't happen.

Oh well.

=)

7 comments:

youngyew said...

I hate Cheras Pasar Malam. The other day I was going back to my sis' house in Cheras at night around 11, and I got stuck in the traffic jam for almost two hours starting from Bandar Tun Razak right until the Pasar Malam location. :(

crushedguava said...

Haha. You hate Cheras Pasar Malam. Unfortunately I do not know where Bandar Tun Razak is, but when I went there the other day, the traffic was not too bad. Perhaps there were other factors that you didn't account for?

youngyew said...

Bandar Tun Razak is the exit where you can go to HKL. Which road did you take to the pasar malam? I took the federal highway (connecting the east-west highway), and it was around 11 o'clock I think, when I was stuck in the traffic jam.

The thing is, I was driving on the side of the road opposite to the pasar malam, and in the end, the source of traffic jam turned out to be people u-turning after the pasar malam at the smallest u-turn in order to get to the pasar malam. That's the cause of the jam.

When you were driving home, did you notice some jam on the opposite side of the road?

crushedguava said...

Yes, I myself took that very U Turn to get to the pasar. However, the traffic, while certainly quite heavy, was still smooth enough for me to get to the U Turn and make it without much hassle, and certainly not enough to warrant a 2 hour traffic jam. Perhaps its worse at 11 o clock?

youngyew said...

Probably. Or they improved the roundabout. :)

crushedguava said...

Got roundabout meh?!

youngyew said...

Oops I mean U-turn. :)