On the street where you live…

On our way back from Ipoh that day in the heavy downpour, it turned out that the weather was fine towards Penang side and Mandy stopped at Prai where she used to live when she was growing up as she wanted to take us to this street – Chai Leng Park, otherwise known as Haw Chiak Kay (which probably means Tasty Street).

Prai food street

The whole street, some 200 metres long, was lined with nothing but food stalls.

My missus and I had the char hor fun (fried rice noodles)…

Prai - char hor fun

…from this particular stall…

Prai - char hor fun stall

…and we also had the ikan bakar (grilled fish – stingray) and these very delicious spicy clams…

Prai - spicy clams

My daughter and Mandy had the koey kah from this stall…

Prai - koey kah

…which, it seemed, was in fact what we know as carrot/lobak cake or chai thow koi…and Mandy insisted that we must try the Tiptop fried chicken…

Prai - Tiptop fried chicken

…which was so popular that there was a long queue of people lining up to buy. I really loved these paper-thin apom

Prai - apom

…which had the taste of kuih sepit/kapit (love letters) except that they were not hard and crispy. The lady at the stall had to keep going non-stop to keep up with the bulk orders that kept pouring in…

Prai - apom stall

Well, that was our dinner before we headed back to SP (Sungai Petani)…and I really enjoyed it a lot. Personally, I feel that whenever I go over to the peninsula, it is much nicer to go and savour the myriad of tantalising dishes at stalls like these than to dine in fancy restaurants. They really have so much to offer over there…