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Taufu bakar and grilled cuttlefish

Perception. It can hinder potential friends and send the wrong signals to others. Sometimes, people think I’m unfriendly or assume I’m an ice queen without getting to know me first. Ken however, looked past that and we became friends.

Unlike some people I know, he is always happy to share his food discoveries and often steps in when I’m facing technical problems with my blog. Among some the food places he recommended are Klang Fried Chicken, Penang Curry Mee, Frankie Char Kuay Teow, Sek Yuan, Yamagoya and Jalan Sayur Wai Sek Kai which I’m going to share with you today.

I hardly venture to this side of town and while I roughly knew where Jalan Sayur was, it took me a while to locate the parking lot near the food street. And even so, I parked in the wrong parking lot. -_-

Chicken carcass and chicken feet

Best eaten with chilli sauce

We started with some fried chicken carcass (RM2.60 each) where the bones of the chicken were dipped in a light batter and fried till crispy. While it was nicely seasoned and quite tasty, I still prefer eating chicken meat rather than bones.

Herbal Tea with Egg (Dan Cha)

I was also given an introduction to the dan cha (RM1.90), loosely translated as ‘egg tea’. This herbal tea had a hard-boiled egg inside – the bittersweet flavour of the tea paired nicely with the egg, especially the yolk. A bit odd for me, but I enjoyed it.

Luk Mei

Steamed egg custard

Luk Mei (RM1.90) comprised longan, quail egg, lotus seed, white fungus and another two ingredients I couldn’t make out. Since it was sweltering hot, I found this very refreshing. My favourite of the three tong sui was the steamed egg custard (RM1.90); firm yet wobbly with a silky smooth texture. Good stuff! I was told this gets sold out by 5pm (the stall opens at 3pm) so get there early or be disappointed.

Curry chee cheong fun

The curry chee cheong fun (RM1.40 – small) was aromatic, well balanced and not overly spicy. If you’re not a fan of curry, there’s an option of black sweet sauce as well.

Shallot oil for extra aroma

Wu tau kou

I’m not a fan of steamed yam cake, but this one was too good to pass up. This wu tau kou had a firm yet soft texture with yam cubes, dried shrimp and chopped shallots. I even finished Ken’s portion of this (sorry!).

Fried carrot cake

One of the more popular stalls here is the fried carrot cake stall, so we ordered a plate (RM4.50 – small) to try. While this carrot cake boasted a good wok hei and was crisp around the edges, I found it slightly on the salty side.

Although slightly pricey, the taufu bakar and grilled cuttlefish (RM14) was of a generous portion. The tofu puffs were filled with julienned cucumber and beansprouts, and tasted delicious with the thick peanut paste. I also enjoyed the grilled cuttlefish – pungent but addictive.

Refreshing...and worth the wait!

The sugarcane with lemon (RM2) took a while to arrive. Don’t bother reminding the aunty, unless you fancy getting told off for hurrying her. That aside, this was very refreshing. The lemon gave the otherwise ordinary sugarcane water a nice twist. We ordered another cup to share.

I reckon we only covered 30% of the whole food street that evening. A revisit is a must and hopefully soon. Thanks Ken, for taking me here! :)

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Jalan Sayur Wai Sek Kai
446, Jalan Sayur,
Off Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur

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ulric June 8, 2012 - 9:57 am

U r more like makan queen lar :P

Ahhhh…the memories…used to frequent this place at nite for the seated luk luk n their awesome pork tendon balls…wonder if it’s still there? :)

I know another place which sells taufu bakar and grilled cuttlefish…their sweet sticky sauce is incredibly moreish…it’s a mobile stall right in front of Fatty Mok Yong Tau Foo in Taman Salak Selatan…hehe =)

Bangsar Babe June 8, 2012 - 10:37 am

Lol! More like makan monster!! :P

I don’t know about the lok lok stall…have to ask Ken. Hehehe…

Waaa….Taman Salak Selatan? Nao I wanna go!

ulric June 8, 2012 - 10:53 am

The mobile stall opening times are pretty erratic though :(

There’s also a superb satay stall in front of Fatty Mok Yong Tau Foo :)

Fatty Mok also does a nice ‘tai chow’ on top of their normal business…case in point:


Hehe :P

Bangsar Babe June 8, 2012 - 2:08 pm


ulric June 8, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Hahaha…u have been tempted lar! :P

Melissa June 8, 2012 - 10:02 am

I had my 1st sugarcane drink + lemon at Seremban Wet Market…indeed very refreshing..especially during this hot weather! BTW…Did you try the fried chicken feet?

Bangsar Babe June 8, 2012 - 10:38 am

No wor…I dunno how to eat it lol!

Choi Yen June 8, 2012 - 1:13 pm

I only tried that fried chicken before, somemore is tapao , I think I need to explore this place soon!

Bangsar Babe June 8, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Yes, it’s a good makan spot. Not everything is yummy…but I’m sure you’ll find a few things you like. :)

siowhou June 8, 2012 - 1:46 pm

THE Steamed egg custard looks good. I shall give a try someday.

Michelle June 8, 2012 - 5:18 pm

My parents used to tapau the luk mei (qing bao liang) from here too. :D

Bangsar Babe June 9, 2012 - 11:56 pm

Lucky you! :)

Wen Ching June 8, 2012 - 7:27 pm

Wow, interesting! I don’t know where exactly this is as well, but will check it out with the GPS soon, so much good food to discover! =)

Bangsar Babe June 9, 2012 - 11:56 pm

Bring a group of friends! ;)

Sean June 8, 2012 - 8:52 pm

wow, deep-fried chicken feet! i’ve never seen that before. i was thinking though, that if it’s fried crisply enough, maybe the bones might eventually be edible. though there’d still be a bit of a fear factor element in trying them :D

Bangsar Babe June 9, 2012 - 11:56 pm

Hahaha…you try and let me know la!

Simple Person June 8, 2012 - 10:11 pm

how is the taste of steamed egg custard compare to the ipoh ones?

Bangsar Babe June 9, 2012 - 11:56 pm

Different. This one is less sweet. :)

cindy June 16, 2012 - 11:08 pm

Fried chicken stall is a good one (love it), queues formed on a regular basis. Another popular stall is Pork Mee (beside porridge stall) Tell u a story, the pork mee guy had some kind of feud with porridge & lok mei stall , if u order from either one of them, they will not bring it to you if u sit at rivalry’s table. im not sure if the feud is still on but from many years back, that was it. haha.

Bangsar Babe June 16, 2012 - 11:19 pm

Hahaha…thanks! Will remember not to order from the pork mee fella if I’m sitting at the porridge stall. :P


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