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December 6, 2009

Radish Cake @ Jonker Street

Fried radish cake (chai tau kuey) is a common dish available in dim sum restaurants and hawkers stalls. I’ve tried many versions from Ipoh, Penang, Malacca, Singapore and most dim sum restaurants I patronise.
The Malacca version remains one of my favourites. rif loves eating this, and he only eats the radish cake cooked by this uncle. He used to man his stall at Jalan Tengkera, but recently relocated to Jonker Street (along the sidewalk).Malacca’s chai tau kueh (RM5 – large) has no bean sprouts, uses plenty of sweet dark sauce and is crispier. The soft and lightly savoury radish cake gets its spicy undertone from the famous Malacca chilli. It was not overly spicy; just enough to tickle your taste buds and leaves you wanting more. The distinct wok hei imparted a nice smoky flavour to the slightly crisp radish cake.

rif and I always have a large plate each, as it is too good to be shared! Simple yet satisfying, go try this when you’re in Malacca.

Ambiance: 4/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 7.5/10 (pork-free)
Verdict: Lovely wok hei, crisp edges and firm on the inside — I wouldn’t mind eating this everyday!


9 Responses

  1. Selba

    Oh my… how I miss this dish!!! I'm drooling right now looking at the picture, hehehe… Too bad that I've never seen it here in Indonesia.

  2. worldwindows

    Jonker St the happening place?! I like it black and chunky, these are yums.

  3. Baby

    this is 1 dish tat i quite like but i've never tried the melaka version..

  4. SimpleGirl

    must try the Melaka version!!!

  5. Peggy

    sounds and looks delicious!

  6. thenomadGourmand

    Ooo!
    Nvr knew there was a Melaka version of kuay kak!

  7. Sin Tai Lim

    you r surely one great eater…

  8. Bangsar-bAbE

    Sin Tai Lim – You're absolutely right!

    nomad – Got…and I love it!

    Peggy – It is yummy. =)

    SimpleGirl – Hope you like it as much as I do!

    Baby – It's nice in its own way. Definitely unlike the HK versions.

    worldwindows – Then I think you will like this version. ;)

    Selba – Go try this when you visit Malaysia again!

  9. Rick

    hi Bangsar Babe, i've tried this very same radish cake in 2007 :p very good :p can i find a good radish cake like this in KL? i'll be going to KL this august, been craving for radish cake since 2007 :D

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