At the mention loh bak, Tan Jetty comes to mind. rif and I bumped into Criz in Penang after lunch at Ka Bee when he told us about this prawn fritters and loh bak place at Tan Jetty, just down the road. We tried it and were instantly hooked; to a point we returned the following day and then two weeks later with a colleague of mine.
These fried treats are prepared fresh daily and fried in batches to ensure freshness and crunchiness. This stall is also supplies fritters and loh bak to many other food stalls, so I was told. You can loh bak (pork rolls), prawn fritters, beancurd prawn fritters and spring rolls here.
I like the loh bak and beancurd prawn fritters best – the latter is soft yet meaty, with an addictive crunchy exterior. The loh bak is meatier and thicker than many I’ve tried, and it is delicious enough to consume alone. You can of course eat it with chilli sauce but I prefer it without.
They open on Sundays too, which is great because the rest of the stalls along Chew and Tan Jetty aren’t open. Give this a try when you’re there and don’t forget to order some air pegaga from the drinks stall nearby to quench your thirst! :)
Food: 7/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Try the loh bak and beancurd prawn fritters.
Tan Jetty Prawn Fritters & Loh Bak
90-A, Tan Jetty,
Weld Quay, 10300
Business hours: 8am to 6pm daily.