The mixture includes simple ingredients of flour, cake flour, coconut milk and sugar. When the batter sets in the pot, you get the cripsy edge and soft spongy texture in the middle. It takes a pair of extraordinary hands like Mr Guna to handle the heat of the charring clay pots.
Our hearts were warmed as we savoured each bite of Mr.Guna's freshly baked apom. I must say that apom is another genius creation from South India.
Where to find Mr.Guna: On Dato Keramat Road near to Times Square. Open Monday-Saturday, from 5.30pm to 9pm.
For more information on street snacks in Penang, check out our "Ready to Eat in George Town?!" list here.