Joe, my Johor Bahru friend showed me this special "drive thru" putu piring place which I fell in love with instantly. (Thanks! Joe.) The very next day, I brought my Singapore friends over to show off my new good food find :) They were equally impressed :)
This putu piring stall is in the compound of the family home of the very warm and friendly Encik Bakar along Jalan Langkasuka in Larkin, Johor Bahru.
Encik Bakar said that he has been making putu piring in the same traditional way for more than 30 years.
There was a constant stream of cars coming into the compound to take-away Encik Bakar's famous putu piring and kuih-muih. I saw many cars with out of state and Singapore licence plates. Obviously, the fame of Enche Bakar's putu piring has travelled far and wide, and deservedly so.
I love these piping hot putu pirings. They were soft and delicately sweet from the gula Melaka. The grated coconut had a little bit of salt added. The appetising yellowish colour came from tumeric powder added to the rice flour. Eating the soft and sweet putu piring together with the slightly salty and tender grated coconut treated my taste buds to an interesting mix of flavours and texture. I polished off 5 putu pirings (for RM2) with a teh tarik easily even with a ¾ tank full tummy.
It was fun trying to hold the piping hot and tender putu piring with the fingers as they taste best, straight off those cute looking steaming cones :)
When you are around the Larkin area, I highly recommend swinging by the "drive thru" Putu Piring Larkin to enjoy the warmth and friendliness of Encik Bakar's stall and to take away some lovely putu pirings that will warm the hearts of your loved ones. Really.
->> Simple, heartwarming, delicious hand made traditions. Fresh ingredients, made while you wait, eat it light and fluffy while steaming hot.
Address: Family home along Jalan Langkasuka near the T-junction at Jalan Langkasuka and Jalan Chenderawaseh, Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.501918,103.743392 / 1°30'06.9"N 103°44'36.2"E
Hours: 12:00 noon to 6:00pm (Closed on Sunday)
Dates visited: 3 Oct 2012, 4 Oct 2012
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