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This is part 2 of our post on the night market at SS2. Part one is here.  To recap, our friend J who grew up locally showed us the sights around KL. She suggested the night market at SS2 since it is “open” only on Monday night.

Street food is so much a part of Southeast Asian culture and it is an essential element of a night market. Click here to see our post on street food at Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year flower market.

Food truck at the night market.

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Satay !  Quintessential.

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Hand-plucked corn, steamed and then roasted.

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An interesting way to prepare corn. See the corn the lady is spooning into the styrofoam cup.

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Hakka-style Yong Tau Foo – 釀豆腐 – the main ingredient is tofu – mostly deep-fied, various shapes with meat stuffed into it, and it may include various vegetables, either stuffed or just by itself, and fish balls – all cooked briefly in a broth and eaten with a dipping sauce. I(Chris) had eaten some form of Yong Tau Foo growing up in Hong Kong but not at a scale like this.

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People were just standing around and eating, a bit like a steamboat (hotpot) meal without a table. Notice the sticks of deep-fried tofu and fish balls were held in slots that had been cut into a big block of ice which acted as a bench and cold storage.

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J bought us these crispy pancakes. The filling was a thin layer of dry brown fine powdery substance – sugary and nutty.

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This guy was making a gigantic version of the pancake – “PJ pan cake”. The base is paper thin and crispy.

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Body parts of some animals made even more scary-looking inside a glass container without description or price.

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Another cake stand with English Earl Grey red bean cake (a new item apparently), white coffee hazelnut cake, black sesame layered cake, mango apricot layered cake and choc blackcurrant cake – that’s what the little flags said.

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So we wandered around the night market until we got hungry, then we headed into the open-air food court. Next post …

 

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One Comment

  1. This is so much fun……I will be in Hong Kong the end of June and July, not sure if there are any night market there any more….


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