Dec 18, 2017

17 Taman Megah Night Market

December. Aah, the busiest month but I love it! Friends, family, food, fun, all the fond memories that come with - I like F words, don't you? Anyway, it was the cause of me leaving my blog unattended for awhile. Life happened!

Today, it being a quiet me-day, I decided to crank up the computer and tell the world that I finally had the opportunity to pop into Taman Megah's Sunday night market. It was a buzz of activity at 4.00PM with food vendors putting their tents up, arranging trays of goodies onto the table and cooking from their makeshift stoves.

Taman Megah Night Market

I met this wonderful lady who made the yummiest red velvet and most decadent chocolate cake. It was RM12 for both, I'm assuming at RM6 each.

Red Velvet and Chocolate Cakes at Taman Megah Pasar Malam

The kuih stall beckoned to me like bees to honey. I was drawn to the many variety of local cakes on display but resisted overbuying.

Kuihs at Taman Megah Night Market

These were the few I brought home. Come to think of it, it looks like I bought more than planned ..haha! The white and green domed sticky cakes on banana leaf were my favourite out of the lot. It was both filled with preserved radish, one stronger flavoured than the other. I have always had a preference for savoury kuihs. Hubs, on the other hand, leaned towards the sweet ones.

All these cakes are made with just a few ingredients mixed together typically involving the use of coconut, palm sugar, rice flour, tapioca, glutinous rice flour, sticky rice. They are all sticky cakes but vary in taste and texture. The blue glutinous rice cake is topped with grated coconut mixed with palm sugar. The green and white coconut milk cake comes with palm sugar and coconut filling. Then there's the sticky 9-layer steamed rice cake and tapioca cake. See? As we Malaysians would say, "Same-same but different!"

Sweet and Savoury Sticky Cakes from Taman Megah Night Market

For dinner, we packed home rice and some curry dishes. It was the aroma of spices that drew us to this stall and made us salivate. I drool every time I look at this picture.

Droolworthy Curry Dishes

Some other mixed rice dishes that were available. This is local food for you right there.

Mixed Rice Dishes

A small slab of roasted pork belly came home with us too. Don't know how that got into my bag. Alright, guilty for overindulging! I'm going to start pointing fingers at the guy who asked me to pay a visit to this night market - it's all his fault I'm a couple of kgs heavier today - that TM!

Roasted Pork Belly

But let's chill it with these awesome asamboi/sour plum drinks. Too satisfying for words.

Kedondong and Honey Lime with Asamboi

My walkabout at Taman Megah's Sunday night market ended with us heading to the car, sipping on these ice cold drinks. Can't wait to come back here to try the food at the other stalls, most likely in 2018!


17 comments:

  1. wow lots of yummy treats...i love esp. those glutinous rice cakes.

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  2. I love going to night market. So many food to see and buy home. Haha.

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    1. Exactly ..really tempting to get all of it! ;)

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  3. If I go, sure end up overbuying and overeating...

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    1. High 5, Sharon! We so same-same lah ..haha!

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  4. arh.. that pork belly, I want some! :D

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  5. Muahahahaha! Wakakakakaka!! I felt my eyebrows twitched from this blog post.

    Finally you made it when I have been here for many years now & enjoy the different variety and crowd. This place caters for different people like you and me. You really bought the same things that I loved to eat esp the curries, rice and cakes. Even fruit sellers often slashed prices on their own when they saw my familiar smiling face. You went there a bit too early as I would prefer after 5.30pm when the sun is setting and cooler. I always bumped into long lost friends and clients there who would travel all the way from OKR and Shah Alam areas too. They told me they love the roasted pork, Thai Barbeque skewers and all the cheap & quality HP gadget accessories!

    In my own neighbourhood, I just didn't fancy their same repeated stalls and very snobbish crowd. LOLOL

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    1. It should have twitched big time since I had ten fingers pointing at you ...kakaka!!

      I get what you mean now that I've experienced the place. The people are friendlier. That's how I ended up buying so much..haha! ^.^

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  6. so many things to buy at the night market :D
    it's worth a food hunting tour

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    1. True.. and very hard to resist! ^.^

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  7. I adore night markets but prefer the shopping type as I'm not into street food.

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    1. I love both. With hubs, it's food. With my girlfriends, it's shopping! ;)

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  8. Whenever I go night market, I tend to over buy and ended up with too much food!

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  9. Everything look so delicious... :)

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