Has it been FIVE years since I last went to the Taman Connaught Night Market ?
Yeah. I find it hard to believe myself, lol.
It’s not that I don’t like the place; it’s just not compelling enough to justify being stuck in rush hour traffic, since the market only opens on Wednesday nights. But since the Boy was in town and he had never been to a local night market, or as we locals call it, pasar malam, the fam and I thought it would be good to have him experience it at least once.
The night market is one of the longest/largest of its kind, with well over 700 (!) stalls! Just walking from one end to the other (a distance of about 1km) would have been a good workout… if only we weren’t stuffing our faces all along the route lol.
If you love street snacks, you definitely won’t want to give this night market a miss! It’s a great place to discover the latest ‘trendy’ snack foods from Japan, Taiwan, China and South Korea. (Above) Spiral potato chips on skewers.
Good ol’ fried stuff, a staple of any night market around the world.
Food isn’t the only thing you can find here, as there are also stalls selling everything from cheap clothes and shoes to perfume, cosmetics, phone accessories and trinkets. You might even find things like (above) scented crystals, which you can mix and match to your liking.
Endless variety of designs!
Apam balik – crispy peanut and corn-filled pastries. You have to eat these on the street as the thin pastry crumbles all over!
A hawker scooping soup for noodles from a large metal vat.
One thing about night markets is how visual everything is: the smell, the sounds, the sights – they entice your senses before your palate.
Assorted fried goodies like oyster mushrooms, chicken and seafood, coated in salted egg sauce, which is all the rage these days.
Hello Kitty-shaped buns with sweet filling.
More fried goodies on skewers – wonton, fried chicken, fishballs, hot dogs, bean curd, seafood tofu, nuggets.
With so much to eat, it’s best to come here on an empty stomach! 🙂
Steaming hot dimsum in baskets.
A vendor making Chinese pancakes on a hot grill.
The mushrooms on the grill looked delish so we got some to go. Not sure what kind they were but boy were they juicy and humongous; seasoned with garlic seasoning.
Boy also tried stinky tofu for the first time. He took it well!
Writing about this has made me hungry lol. Should probably pay another visit soon! 🙂
TAMAN CONNAUGHT PASAR MALAM (Night market)
Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, 56000, Kuala Lumpur
Open Wednesdays from 5PM onwards