I’m still here…

It’s been a while since I featured anything from my regular Malay kuih stall at Bandong…but it does not mean that I have not been dropping by. In fact, I do stop by the place quite frequently in the morning on my way to my parents’ house to babysit my bedridden mum. The thing is that they would be selling more or less the same things that I’ve featured before so there is no point doing that again.

However, the other day, I bought these from the stall at 3 for RM1.00…

Bandong bakwon 1

According to the lady, they are an Indonesian delicacy called bakwan. If it had been in the Hokkien dialect, bak would mean meat and wan or wang would mean meatballs. Thus, I would definitely think of those right away if anyone should mention bakwan to me. At least, in the case of the Indonesian bakso, there would be meat or meatballs in the dish.

But no, they’re definitely not meatballs, that’s for sure. Actually, they’re something like what the Chinese here call chai peah and inside, they have some taugeh (bean sprouts) and strips of spring onions or are they koo chai/chives?

Bandong bakwon 2

They tasted all right…and I could sense a lot of pepper in them but they were a bit too salty for my liking and they were a tad too oily. It would be pretty good if they could reduce the salt a little…and drain off the oil on some paper kitchen towels or something.

I also bought these that day, a variation of the kuih talam,  also 3 for RM1.00…

Bandong pandan kuih

…which were all right, not too sweet but I certainly would prefer it to be more lemak – that is with a bit more santan (coconut milk).

These must be the cousin of the lipat pisang

Steamed Malay kuih 1

…made from tapioca flour with gula Melaka-sweetened grated coconut filling…

Steamed Malay kuih 2

I’m not a fan of mashed bananas but I thought these weren’t too bad…

Steamed Malay kuih 3

Now, in my opinion, these were VERY nice – the apom Milo…

Bandong apom Milo

I guess it is some kind of steamed cake and I loved the fragrance of Milo in it. The only thing was that they were 3 for RM1.00 as well…and for over 30 sen each, I must say that the slices were a little bit too thin.

Anyway, there are always so many things at the stall to choose from so it’s really no big deal. I can always choose to buy something else or not to buy at all…and the convenience of its location is a plus point as far as I am concerned.