Pasar Malam (night market) Tanjung Tokong for Malay foods

If you love pasar ramadhan, then you will love the pasar malam at Jalan Tanjong Tokong (opposite the fishermen’s flats) that is held every Saturday evening. But do go there early, around 4-5pm because things sold out fast.

It is not easy to find parking but still it is worth a trip. The moment you get down from the car, you will be greeted with flaming fires and wonderful aroma of satay sizzling.

There are two kinds of pasar malam or night markets. One is the type that sells more clothings and pirated stuffs and the other is this which sells only foods and more foods.

We usually go there every Saturday for this keropok lekor and my hubby’s favourite tapai manis. Urggh…I can’t understand why people like tapai. It smells like rotten rice. 🙂

But this keropok lekor is good though. The large size one sells for RM2 and normally, I buy it home and slice them thinly and deep fry. The quantity is double those fried and it is good to DIY because my oil is cleaner and we get to eat it while it is still hot.

Pasar Malam is very unique to Malaysia and will be a hit with tourists. But watch that pocket ‘cos the bigger ones like those held in Gurney Drive or Anson Road tend to have pick-pockets mingling in the crowd. Food stalls like these have fixed prices but those selling clothes and pirated stuffs normally hike up their price. So, remember to bargain.

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

7 thoughts on “Pasar Malam (night market) Tanjung Tokong for Malay foods

    […] Then, still too early to pick the older kids so we went pasar-malam-ing. And that concludes the day of a happily, blissfully married couple […]


    (July 31, 2006 - 10:06 am)

    Ha ha ha ha ha! The keropok lekor putting ideas in my head. Reminds me of this joke about cucumbers…! Oops! Better keep to myself; ur kids may be reading!


    (July 31, 2006 - 3:17 pm)

    Lilian, the picture remind me of apom balik. I bet they sell it there. Going this weekend


    (July 31, 2006 - 10:39 pm)


    May I know what kind of camera that you use to shoot your pictures?



    (July 31, 2006 - 11:30 pm)

    Mei – I have two cameras but mostly using Konica-Minolta Z3 for those close-up shots. Do follow my Digital Photo Tips blog for photo tips.

    AA – They have all sort of foods there, including those yummy kebabs.

    STP – You are always full of notty ideas!

    […] I finally get to see how keropok lekor is made in Seberang Takir which is famous for making keropok lekor in Terengganu.  I love keropok lekor and usually buy them from pasar malam (night markets) here.  So, having the chance to see and taste them when they are freshly made is a treat. […]


    (September 17, 2006 - 9:54 am)

    wow,is a malaysian food best places…delicious~

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