Banana fritters, commonly known as pisang goreng is an affordable tea time snack that goes well with coffee, tea and even vanilla ice cream.We happened to be on the way to Ipoh, when rif decided to stop by Teluk Intan to buy some pisang goreng. According to him, the batter is especially crunchy, and the fritters will remain crispy even after a few hours. The stall is located nearby the leaning clock tower, next to the Shell petrol station (see picture).
I also saw the lady making apam baliks (RM1.50 for whole), which looked quite promising. I ordered one, and 9 banana fritters (3 for RM1). He was right — the batter was crispy; almost crackers-like. Sadly, not all the bananas were sweet that day. I only ate two sweet fritters, while the rest were only mildly sweet. The good thing about these fritters is that they don’t smell or taste ‘old’. A lot of vendors these days use recycled oil, so the fried items tend to have an unpleasant smell and taste. The apam balik was nothing to shout about, but I liked how generous the lady was with the ‘liu’. It has plenty of canned corn, ground peanuts, sugar and margarine. There are a few stalls along the road. I went to the last stall, next to the petrol station.
Verdict: Pop by for a teatime snack when you happen to be around.
Pisang Goreng & Apam Balik Stall
32000 Teluk Intan,