There is this little, unknown, unimpressive roadside stall selling kueh-mueh at the Race Course Road (the road leading to the Penang Race Course). The makcik sells lontong only on Friday and Saturday mornings.


My hubby bought two packets this morning. When I poured them into the casserole, it was enough to feed three person and there is still leftover. It is really delicious to the max. I normally do not like lontong because they tend to be too watery and not spicy enough.

But this lontong is really special. It has crispy tempe (and I cannot stop visualizing my face becoming so taut and nice like Khir Toyo), ikan bilis, kerisik, a whole egg, soya bean stick, vegetables and taukua.


The lontong gravy is really lemak and yet, balance off nicely with kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass and kunyit. The kerisik and ikan bilis provide the extra oomph.


Of course, lontong is served with nasi himpit. And that’s why I do not like lontong because it has nasi. I must make mental note next time to get the gravy and I boil my own glass noodle (soo hoon).

A packet costs only RM3.50 and the egg is huge. Now, I worry that the mak cik may not make much profit because the santan is very expensive nowadays.

I doubt people will go out of the way to eat because she doesn’t have any proper place to sit. But it is worth ‘ta-pau’ if you like lontong or you happen to pass by.

Post Author: Lilian

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3 thoughts on “Lontong


    (July 26, 2008 - 12:54 pm)

    I love lontong! Whenever I have it, all the kuah and vegetables will be drunk and eaten clean, i’m not too fond of the tempe and nasi himpit, so that will always be left in the bowl. Its the gravy i love…… If you do get the recipe, please post! Thanks.


    (July 28, 2008 - 8:26 pm)


    I stay near race course rd too. Never heard of such food before..where exactly is it ? would like to give it a try too.

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    (July 28, 2008 - 9:07 pm)

    But lontong still taste best with nasi himpit. Because you still can taste the gravy soak into the nasi and some rice taste. And you can smash the nasi himpit into smaller portion to absorb more gravy.

    Sometime when the gravy too salty, some Malay also learn to use soohoon to neutralise it.

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