Sunday, 4 September 2016
Pasar Malam Tangkak Johor ⭐⭐⭐✱✱
This was my first time visiting the pasar malam in Tangkak which opens only on Saturday night. I was a guest of Orient Driveaway 2016 and Pasar Malam Tangkak was the last stop before the convoy of 11 cars return to Singapore via Gelang Patah.
Pasar Malam Tangkak is huge with (I estimate) about 150 stalls of all kinds. It's like a mobile department stall with an excellent food and beverage section. We were blessed with cool breezy weather, so we enjoyed the pasar malam at it's best.
The pasar malam has a Halal food section with around 20 stalls.
There are a couple of apam balik (min chiang kueh) stalls serving freshly made crispy peanut pancakes.
The battery of hot woks at the fried chicken stall frying up a frenzy.
It's the local answer to Kentucky Fried Chicken with local spice marination. This busy stall rivals any KFC in popularity.
The ayam percik stall.
The greasy aromatic fumes from the red hot charcoal grill filled the street sticking to our clothes, hair and camera lens.
This East Coast speciality, ayam percik, costs RM2.50 a pop here.
Putu piring - cumin powder flavoured rice cakes filled with palm sugar and steam cooked. A favourite traditional sweet snack.
Of course, there is roti canai and murtabak.
The simple fried noodle is always popular.
Wild honey, the real thing, not the restaurant (in Singapore).
Besides cooked food, there is a "wet market" section selling fresh fish, chicken and meat.
Look at these fish. They looked really fresh.
There's a wide range of fresh vegetables.
Besides local fruits, the fruit stalls also sell imported fruits. This is Tangkak, one of Johor's main durian growing areas, yet we didn't even see one stall selling durian. So, double confirmed, the durian season is over liao for this year.
Petai or stinky beans. The beans from the leathery pods are eaten raw or fried with sambal chili. Yummy.
Dried sundry goods. Dried anchovies are essential in Malaysian cooking.
The lok lok truck is always popular with children and the young at heart.
The chee cheong fun truck. In Malaysia, chee cheong fun is eaten with yong tau foo style side dishes.
Mooncake festival is around the corner and folks are shopping for mooncakes.
Chai tow kueh or fried carrot cake.
How lifelong memories and loves of a lifetime are made of simple joys like this (hand rolled ice cream).
3-Star If you are a pasar malam fan and is passing near Tangkak on a Saturday evening, you may want to stop over at Pasar Malam Tangkak. It's one of Johor's biggest night markets with a good variety of cooked food, meat, vegetables, fruits, sundries, kitchenware, clothing, toys and other stalls. Prices at this pasar malam are reasonable and it is also not overcrowded, so browsing here is quite comfortable.
Pasar Malam Tangkak
Address: Jalan Bidara 9 & Jalan Bidara 10, Tangkak, Johor
GPS: 2°16'22.7"N 102°33'08.7"E | 2.272967, 102.552421
Hours: 6:00pm to 10:00pm on Saturday
Date visited: 3 Sep 2016
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