On New Year’s Day, I woke up late and lazed around the house till the evening. That’s when Phil picked me up to go for another round of PC gaming in Petaling Jaya, and as luck would have it the night markets or “pasar malam” was on that night. He didn’t know it was on either so it was a good surprise for the both of us. It’s been years since I’ve been to one of these.
Crappy parking aside, the smells of the food and the noise instantly got me excited. The first thing that I looked for was a stall selling crispy peanut crepes: bang-chang-kueh. But before long, I got distracted by all the other food stalls as well. I wanted to have it all.
This is “lok-lok”: you take bits of skewered stuff and dip it into boiling stock, and then you dip it into various sauces, and then you eat it. And it’s all self-served.
Eventually we settled on a dinner of Assam Laksa, a side-dish of fried radish cake, sugarcane juice, and crispy peanut crepes for dessert. Woo.
After dinner, whilst browsing around we thought we saw Amber Chia, a local model/celebrity. I didn’t know who she was, and Phil wasn’t sure if it was her until we saw the stall vendor excitedly whispering to another stall vendor, “Amber Chia! Amber Chia!”
After dinner, we stumbled into a store selling pirated CDs and DVDs. What is it with Asians and knock-offs? We just can’t get enough of it, and neither can the tourists I might add.
At the end of our pasar malam adventure, we headed off to 4 hours of PC gaming. The whole night cost us less than RM30 each. Priceless.
[tags]Malaysia, PJ, pasar malam[/tags]