The dizzying rush of Jelutong night market every Friday night on Jalan Van Praagh (Road)
After a few trips to Farlim night market (pasar malam) on Wednesday nights, we thought to ourselves, why can't we do this every night?
The obvious answer being we would keel over from gluttony.
Sugar cane juice, grilled sweet corn, asam laksa, yong tau foo (soup with fish balls and stuffed bean curd), ang dao th'ng (red bean dessert), lok lok (meats and veggies on a stick), char koay kak (fried rice flour), chocolate bananas, pickled fruits, dim sum, pizza, nutmeg juice, satay, Bangkok coconut pancake, Japanese crepe, muar chee (sticky rice balls), bak chang (glutinous rice with lots of ingredients), cakes and muffins, bubble tea, sushi, Taiwanese style pepper chicken, corn dogs, Chinese sweet desserts, popcorn, herbal teas, prawn/yam/sweet potato crackers, soya bean with grass jelly, Malay style fried nuggets, keropok lekor (fish crackers), hokkien mee, char hor fun (fried flat noodle), chicken wings, fresh jackfruit, piles of tropical fruits, dau fu fa (beancurd jelly with brown sugar), Japanese squid balls, Taiwanese jelly, rojak (fruit and vegetable salad), spicy fried squid rings, coconut jelly, takoyaki and gyoza (Japanese snacks), Char Siew Soh (roasted pork pillow pastry), oyster mee sua (oyster noodles), and fried belacan chicken - fried everything!
And yes, the list could go on.
Unfortunately, that didn't stop us from asking ourselves the question again - why can't we do this every night?
Okay, that question was a bit greedy. How about three nights a week? Sure! Monday nights in Macallum, Wednesday nights in Farlim, and Friday nights in Jelutong. Probably best to have a day off between...to recover from the food coma.
All smiles at the Jelutong night market, serving ang dao th'ng (red bean dessert with orange zest)
When: around 6.30pm-11pm
Where: Jalan Van Praagh (Road) in Jelutong (see map below)
How to get there: take bus #11 from the Jetty Terminal or Komtar, and ask the driver to let you know when to get off for the night market (should be about a 15-20 minute ride). Please note that the bus is not frequent after 9pm, so you may need to wait 30-45 minutes coming back (or take a taxi back).
The night market moves to Farlim on Wednesday nights, and Macallum on Monday nights.
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