Thursday, May 24, 2007

Brinchang night market.

The Brinchang pasar malam has always been one of the more happening spots in Cameron Highlands come weekend nights. Food, clothing, toys, accessories and more food bring tourists from all over the place to this spot. So big that the authorities have to move the night market away from its previous spot, at the car park in front of the shop houses where you'll find a Secret Recipe outlet and several popular steamboat restaurants.

After some home-cooked dinner, we decided to get out and get some snack; what better place than a nightmarket to get foooooood oh glorious food. Parking was tough, especially during long holiday seasons but heck, you'll just have to turn a few rounds and be patient.

The first stall we went to sold sea coconut, mangosteen and durian. The sea coconut however, came in 2 forms, the raw sea coconut in its fruit itself and the common cold drink in a cup. Wanna see how it looks like? Here it is....

From the top of the fruit, only 3 small sections hold the flesh of the sea coconut. Remove it and you'll be able to scoop the flesh out. This is a FIRST for me, though we've all had sea coconut but i doubt many have seen it in its original form.
And when you're done, you can actually bring the shell home and turn it into your very own Halloween Sea Coconut....
We also tried the sea coconut drink, much more or less the same like the ones in KL.
And here's the "pak cik" who owns the stall in action.
Next up, chocolate strawberries mien... I don't know but i just don't fancy it. Marshmallows are great but strawberries? Me no like it very much, me still prefer strawberries the way they are.
I've always been a sucker for apam baliks, apoms and etc.... this one has got great aroma, hooking me up ala Homer Simpson style to a leg of ham. This one's kinda dry though, but those who love it with coconut will dig this.

This was my favourite stall, the one that sells dim sum, lovely food for a cold and chilly night like this. One thing that scares me is that siew mai was pretty big in size, much bigger than the ones here in KL. Could it be made from human flesh?..... Nevermind, makan first.....

Here we have the sweet potato balls. Remembered that these used to be super stuffed with sweeto potato but now, it's more commercialised here and it's fast becoming sweeto flour balls... only flour and sugar are used to make these.... disappointed....

And heres a view of the night market.... a must for travellers during weekends..unless you don't like crowded places like my dad.

Lovely experience, but even if i reside here, don't think i fancy coming here every weekend unless i'm super duper bored and there's a need to see some fresh faces around.

Tummy rating: 6.2/10..... but the holiday there was nice....

10 comments:

Pink Elle said...

I came here once ages ago and what I remember most of the pasar malam was the fresh honey and honeycomb! Fresh honeycomb is simply gorgeous with toast!

wmw said...

Since there isn't much to do at Cameron, we always make a trip to this pasar malam if we are there on weekends. But I like pasar malams, I go to mine in SS2 almost every week.

FireHorse said...

I love sea coconuts, but it's been awhile since I've been to Cameron.

teckiee said...

Ohhh so thats a WHOLE sea coconut. I see I see. Feel so jakun.. LOL!

Rasa Malaysia said...

You can make your own sweet potato balls and fill them with sweet potato, hehe.

Fezzaboy said...

never tried making them before though..... anyone tried?

Jackson said...

i miss this place a lot!

MeltingWok said...

Haven't had young fresh tenderous sea coconut for wee while :P Pakcik Homer suka donuts leh hehe, I'm a apom ger too myself :) *kok* how can you ever feel super-duper bored in M'sia har ?:P

Honey Star said...

Ooohhh, must make a trip to Cameron soon!

Mark said...

went up CH so many times... never seen any sea coconut... you are so lucky man...

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