Monday, April 2, 2012

SS2 Monday Night Market

How do you spend it? Blued your day? un-blued your day?
For folks around SS2, PJ, this is the day known as Pasar Malam Day.
A night market, considerably one of the largest in PJ, at the center of SS2 town.
1) for the hawkers to earn their bread (obviously!)
2) for people to stock up their weekly vegetables, fruits, fish, snacks........
3) for those after work to fill their rumbling tummy
4) for people with nothing in hand to fill in their time
5) for a cheap date? (LOL!)
Anyway, night market is always my favourite place to stroll around, even though have been in PJ for 3 years. simply because there are just too much to be seen, feel, smell, touch. All your senses are activated there! a great way to prevent Alzheimer. (ok, that is exaggerating.)
Holiday alone is the time where funky ideas come out. This explain my sudden urge to blog about this place. So, after the short pharmacology laboratory introduction, with my forever-travel-together-green backpack, i was there this evening!

Will be a photos-loaded post, so those who enjoyed words. maybe this is not for you. For photo-taking expert, you should leave now because a lot of energy will be used in criticizing my photos. :P

This is the night market.
Usual sight - people mountain people sea (人山人海). crowds start coming in around 6 something.

My Favourite
A must visit everytime I am there. Loyal customer for 3 years. They should award me. :P
The tofu-hua man.
Don't expect him to talk much. As far as i remember, the only sentence he has spoken to me is:" don't pass your money on top of the drink. it will drop into it." ~.~
Anyway, great smooth tofu-hua, with the just-right sweetness. Opt for the black sugar, healthier and tastier.

The Ai-yu aunty.
Although there are quite a few ai-yu stall there, my vote goes to this. Can't explain why. Should be the well-balanced taste. not too sweet, not too sour, not too much nor little aiyu jelly, and the lowest price. :P

one of the aunty's rival! LOL!

The Herbal Egg uncle.
His herbal eggs, are the best I have eaten so far. The egg is not too rubbery, and the shell can be peeled easily. some herbal eggs make you crazy just by peeling them.
Oh, he sells corn too. Han Chia's fav.

The fishball guy.
Mix and match as you like. but i always go for the white ones. Drizzle with tremendous amount of prawn paste and chilli sauce, the bouncy fishy fishballs are 'tasty oral exercise tools'. :PP

The Famous
the 'celebrity' stalls. almost everyone favourite. and selling hot all the time. no queue no buy.
The Chicken Chop Stall
You can find a few of these stalls in the same night market. Humongous chicken chop, spiced up with pepper and chilli powder. Local Taiwanese food. Favourite among the young.
Been innovating more Taiwanese finger foods over the years. Now they sold the huge hotdog, squid rings and popcorn chicken too!

The Stadium Popia
Don't ask how the name originates. Maybe he sell beside the stadium last time. Stuffed fat popia, balanced in taste and texture.
the only downside, he always sells 2 rolls per set, and will not sell one. I doubted why. hmm...

The Char Kueh Kak
All time favourite for my ex-roommate.
and this uncle's memorizing skill is mind-blowing. "hot, little hot, not hot, big, small, more eggs, no taugeh" he can remember all the different orders, without jotting down. and he do remember the customer sequence well.
And, his stall improved, from a motorbike to a lorry. Must be earning tonnes ya.. haha!

The tofuhua-tangyuan.
Tofuhua + soymilk + 4 sesame and peanut tangyuan. Personally, don't fancy this. but is a must-pack for many.
I like their mango sago ice more.

The Dessert Man
My senior told me this is the favourite among them. Never tried, because what he sold aren't my cup of tea. If you like thick dessert, then this is for you. Fast-selling. always sold out by 7++.

The Peneng Laksa
Among all laksa stall, this sell the most authentic peneng laksa. Like it a lot, but if they use less-chewy laifun, it will be perfect.
see the crowd? no stand no wait no eat!

The Vege popiah
Also a hit among the young. Especially the ladies.
Greenish popiah skin, stuffed with raw, thinly sliced cucumber, carrot, sengkuang; topped with lots of mayo, dab of chilli; and voila! Crunchy healthy popiah!

Another laksa stall, and this sell peneng prawn mee too. a crowd attraction too.
but the slightly heavy taste for the laksa doesn't suit my taste bud that well.

The Dried Meat+Meatfloss Bun
Highly rated among the guys. Maybe it is 'meaty' and suit the 'carnivorous boy' well.

The Newcomers
there are always new stalls popping up, some survived, some don't. This is life, isn't it?
Fried Durian
heard that it is a cube of durian paste, coated with batter, and fried over high heat.
Should be something like fried ice-cream.
Good comment form coursemate.

The Duck-Odd-Part stall
A very very new stall. sell duck head, duck neck, duck feet, duck liver.... from China.
Dare to try?
(the little girl look innocent. lol!)

The Mr Rey Potato Cheese Wedge
weird name. and I wonder if he use the KFC's recipe. haha!

The Head Massage
look kinda scary for me!

The Mole Remover
Don't like the mole beside your mouth, or on your cheek? Give this lady a visit. She will do the rest.

The Fresh
looking for fresh fruits and vegetables, but can't manage to wake early for the morning market? fear not! after work grocery is equally enjoyable too!
Vege stall

Fruit stalls
look how fresh the fruits are! and there are quite a number of imported fruits too. at very reasonable price. Jusco and Carrefour should learn from them.

Fish stall
Help yourself with your favourites!

The Frog
There should be a stall selling this, with several living frogs. think today the frogs are limited, yea?
anyway, this stall always freaked me out! >.<

The Dried Goods
Salted fish, anchovies, preserved vegetables............

The Beauty Stall
for those fashion-alert, night market is the place for the latest fashion. ranging from clothes, pants, hair accessories, jewelleries (imitated, of course!), phone accessories, belts, socks, undergarments... you name it, you get it!
Casual, formal, chic?
your choice!

Crocs vs flip-flop?

the undergarment. (*_*)blush~

towels, contact lens (!), belts.
choose to your heart desire.

the Changeable attire.
this stall always boast to sell multipurpose clothes. example, a scarf which you can use in many different ways.
and i remember they sold a kind of pants that cover your fat thigh last time. with free pants-taking-off-show. lol!

when your face need rejuvenation, this is your stall.

Fancy hair accessories, from bling to not-bling, large to small, long to short....
and that aunty in singlet, you should experience her marketing strategy. perfect saleswoman!

The miscellaneous
need extra pots and pans? extra scissors? nail-cutter? not enough bed for the guests? no worries! here is your 1-stop solution!
alarm clocks for the late-riser, umbrellas for the candle princesses.

pots and pans

the stall which you always heard:"one for 2, 3 for 5" in Cantonese.

not enough bed? no worries.

mahjong, anyone?
i bet this will be my relatives favourite!

we should consider the deceased, right?

The Story
everyone has their own stories, so are the stall.
the Curry Fishball
i remember the first time i visited the night market, i just can't get what is the stall radio trying to say. it sounds like" 炸,鲍鱼,菇" LOL!

The traditional sweet - 丁丁糖。
but why Thinker sugar? eat this then your brain will be good so that you can think well?

The Kuihs
This uncle is so hardworking. why? because he open his stall in the morning market too!

The oil-free bun
they boasted thier bun to be oil-free. but i wonder how they squeeze the oil out from the charsiew? hmm...

The Talam
the uncle who learnt fast. during my first year, he just sell like others. my second year, he start giving out samples. the end of second year, he changed his plastic bag, into one with his stall name on it.
this is called forever learning, right?

The Japanese Pizza
you know what? this aunty (white cap) is just too innnovative. i remember the 1st time i saw her, she was selling herbal pork ball. then she changed to pork 煎饺. then she changed again to sell another stuff i can't remember, until recently, she start selling this Japanese pizza.
Aunty, is business not going well, or you get bored over selling the same thing?

The Others
there are just too many stall in the night market. And repetition, is not a wonder.
The Lok Lok car
several in 1 market. slightly different items, and some different price

Mua Chee
going for the plain, or prefer the flavoured?

The Snack stall
pick the ones you like. usually rm2 for 1, rm5 for 3. great deal!

from cakes to kuihs to pau to bun.
your pick?

The Pity
No matter is a big scale or small scale night market, their sounds are there. Feel pity, but nothing can be done. If you really want, give them food, not money.
Eye sore!

The Must-Do
Packing for roommates, floormates, friends, GF, BF..........
Good things are meant to be shared! :)

Crowded, noisy, lively, varieties; these are the characteristics of a night market. The place i spend my time if I wanted to be surrounded, to get my tummy full in an econonic way, and to hang out with besties.

Cheers to those who enjoy it too~