Indian Curry Puffs @ Green Shack, Jalan Tun Perak, IpohDecember 6, 2009 | 4,931 views
Mr Murugiah manning the stall with his beloved wife, on Jalan Tun Abdul Razak in Ipoh
How was your weekend dear readers? Mine was a most-packed weekend spent in the Klang Valley, which saw me trudging along for the PC Fair extravaganza over at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (which brought to mind the comparatively pathetic Ipoh’s version in Stadium Indera Mulia, with booths packed so closely you’ll be thanking your lucky stars you do not suffocate to death!), eating around here and there, but not before I paid my virginal visit to Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia.
That was solely work, mind you. Not some leisurely sight-seeing excursion nor involvement in any political bickering over at Putrajaya. And the unbelievably UN-user-friendly routes, maps, signboards and directions all over the place, whereby I could not even determine which precinct I was at, and which building was which. Needless to say, I spent a good half an hour in search of a particular block in Putrajaya. Shucks, big time.
Hot, and crispy curry puffs fresh from the wok (RM0.40/USD0.10 each)
Anyway, due to a serious lack of sleep, I’ll be the first to jump at the opportunity to drift into slumberland. But not before I write a brief one on this green shack of a stall, on Jalan Tun Perak in Ipoh – the road parallel to Jalan Tun Abdul Razak which houses THIS particular Tauge Ayam stall.
Madam Angeline arms-deep in her work, dipping them into the batter and frying them in the cauldron of boiling oil
Mr Z once again, was the one who introduced me to this 30 years+ humble stall, that sells various deep-fried snacks of Indian origin. From their signature Pisang Goreng (banana fritters) to Mr Z’s favourite curry puffs, as well as an array of ‘Cucur’ (fritters in Malay), and other unknown items. Bear in mind that this stall, named M.A Catering & Pisang Goreng Stall, sells only vegetarian snacks, meaning no meat in the puffs.
Grab your tong and make your choices. Tough ones eh?
Curry Puffs, ‘Cucur’, and Tapioca fritter.
The curry puff was indeed the show-stealer here. Loaded with curried potatoes only (none of those sweet potatoes variety, nor a boiled egg or two), the words ‘traditional’ and ‘authentic’ come to mind, when describing these delightful snacks. Packing a slight punch in comparison to the usual ones from Malay ‘warung’, Green Shack’s curry puffs triumphed in the flavour department, though the skin was not of the flaky variety, hence not as crispy, but slightly chewy. The piece of vegetable fritter (cucur) was good, especially paired with the supplied garlic chili sauce.
“Green Shack” aka the Indian fritters stall on Jalan Tun Perak, Ipoh
The myriad of fritters was astounding, and every single piece is priced at only 40 cents. Dirt-cheap? You bet. Almost akin to school canteen’s pricing, the pieces of fritters are not of shabby portions either. Substantial enough to fit their role as tea-time companions, you may find yourself coming back again and again for the other selections.
M.A Catering & Pisang Goreng Stall (aka Green Shack)
HQ Add : No 25, Laluan Buntong Jaya 8,
RPT Buntong 3 Tambahan,
Buntong 30100 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Tel No : 6016-548 3622, 6016-5906597, 6014-602 4283
Owners : P. Murugiah and J. Angeline
** The green shack that sells the freshly fried snacks is located on Jalan Tun Perak, the road parallel to Jalan Tun Abdul Razak which runs from the bus terminal of Ipoh, near to Medan Kidd. **
Opens from about 3.30pm daily, until runs out, or about 6-7pm.