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Friday 31 January 2014

Jalan Chui Yin Night Stalls

Jalan Chui Yin Night Stalls
Jalan Chui Yin
28700 Bentong
(Coordinates: E101° 54' 25.1" N3° 31' 23.6")

Right after Koay’s we made a short journey north to the neighbouring town of Bentong, in Pahang to pay my parents a visit. After saying our hellos, we headed down to Bentong town where my sister Virginia booked us into a brand spanking new hotel, the EV World Hotel.

brand spanking new
the 'dust' had hardly settled
our room
quaint and cosy (Brendan had a room to himself next door)

Checked in and settled down, we decided to explore this sleepy town to see what it had in store, food-wise. We stumbled upon a night market along Jalan Chui Yin where we found a stall selling soybean milk. Walking further down we found a roadside stall selling the local delicacy, Yong Tau Foo (stuffed bean curd) combined with an assortment of glutinous rice and noodles.

this was how you secured your premises way back when
lovely soybean milk
Brendan had some homemade jelly too
glorious roadside food
can you see what's cookin'?
Cat's suitably excited
homemade glutinous rice

Brendan had the glutinous rice with fried fish cakes; Cat tried an assortment of Yong Tau Foo with fried noodles while I had my assortment of Yong Tau Foo with the same glutinous rice as Brendan. For beverages (even right after having a round of soybean milk) we tried the local herbal tea which is quite unlike what we’re used to have in Kuala Lumpur.

Brendan's glutinous rice with fried fish cakes
Cat's yong tau foo with soy-fried noodles
my glutinous rice with yong tau foo
roadside food frenzy
uniquely Bentong herbal tea

The verdict? Roadside food never tasted this good! We suppose it’s due in part to the good clear fresh air that Bentong has in abundance, and in part due to the fact that it appears pretty much homemade. And with it all weighing in at under RM20, we had little complaints in the ‘damage’ department.

what's in store the next time we come here

We’ll definitely be back in these parts soon to try out the stall nearby that’s selling Pork Chop Steak, we can hardly wait!

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