Sunday, May 27, 2007

Irresistable Apoms

My favourite food - This is a tag from King’s Wife. The barn charn kueh she put up in her blog had me lau nuar on my keyboard. :P I like my barn charn kueh with brown sugar and lots of peanuts and drizzled with butter. **yummmiesss**

Anyone for apoms here? I like comfort,I’ll put up 2 different types here.

Apom Manis – Made from a batter of rice flour, coconut milk, eggs and sugar. I like the ones with the soft and fluffy centre. Don’t quite take to the paper-thin ones…one bite and half of the apom breaks and falls onto the ground.

Apom Balik – Ahhh….This one lar, we call it apom balik in Penang. The original recipe of rice flour, fresh grated coconut, coconut milk and sugar comes with thin slices of ripe bananas…pisang raja is the best. Another variation comes with cream corn. Gimme the ones with bananas, anytime. Dr Chen, how many should we order?

## both pics nicked from a good friend's archives.

I am not really a 'tag' person...I am actually terrified of tags/memes..... so I won't be tagging anyone. However, all are welcome to contribute their favourite food here.

Have a great weekend!

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Proposition: What is your favorite food in your state or country?

Requirements: Find some info about the food and show delicious pictures of it.

Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.

Tag Mode: You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.

Mybabybay loves Asam Laksa from Penang, Malaysia
JustMyThoughts loves Penang Char Koay Teow
My Lil Venture loves Laksa Sarawak
Monterssorimum loves Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun
Chinnee loves Melaka Wan Tan Mee
PeimunLeah loves Hakka Lei Cha
Hui Sia loves Crispy duck skin from China
Karen loves Pan Mee
Simple American loves Cheese Enchiladas
Nicole Tan loves Char Tau Kueh
velverse loves Otak-Otak
Giddy Tiger loves Dim Sum
Kenny Ng loves Jawa Mee
Erina Law loves Wan Tan Mee
may loves Roti Bakar
King’s wife loves Dai gau mee

Wuching loves Wood fired oven Pizzas!

nyonyapenang loves Apoms

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posted by nyonyapenang at 1:27 AM, |


Eh... I like apom balik with lots and lots of pisang too!! ;)

Don't order with Chen only, I also want. :P
  At 2:34 AM Blogger angel said:
For me, everything is apom or apom balik! But I like the first one better... where do you get yours in KL? At the pasar malam? Or got some gerai/shop?
  At 4:20 AM Blogger U.Lee said:
Hi Nyonya, Nice post. Me? I love kueh bingka and kueh dada.
When I first met my isteri, I told her I love to eat that and a Penang girl (not you, you still in diapers) makes nice ones.
She chepat fast learn to make those two, so gua boh excuse chiak pah siaw eng go other girls's house to eat.
Ohh, love that 8 layer kueh too. Forgot the name.
Apom terbalik? I suka jugak. Any Nyonya kuehs, no problemos, I eat.
You have a good weekend, Nyonya. UL.
  At 6:59 AM Blogger Chen said:
i still remember u love the apom manis. And u know wat? i actually saw stalls naming apom balik as "abang balik". I wanna faint!! LOL
Are they as irresitable as you nyonyapenang? :) see the photos i'm already feeling hungry again :P~~~
  At 8:44 AM Blogger ah nel said:
the apom balik seem like nerng nerng/soggy wan!

in my hometown u cant find tis i think but if the other type in KW blog got lar...

its called cis cake!
  At 10:41 AM Blogger may said:
crunchy like king's wife or soft like yours, I love both versions! (ooo, that sounded a bit naughty... LOL!!)

I wonder if it's money making if someone opened a shop and sold apoms here...
  At 11:05 AM Blogger Wennnn said:
Hmmmm delicious apom.. Reminds me tat bek in Ipoh there is one stall veli famous making it!!!
  At 11:50 AM Anonymous zeroimpact said:
I thought apom balik is the other things with corn and nuts... hmmm
Never mind, sapu also, I also want some
So when we get to eat this from you ah???
This reminds me, I still have not put it up yet, this tag I mean
day-dreamer, i got a 'partner in crime' liao. hahhaha....ya, be generous with the pisang raja.
okie, last time i ordered 5 pieces, i think dr chen took 2, gua sapu 3. :)
hi angel,
there's also indian apoms (called apom manis also) whereby they scoop diluted sweetened coconut milk on the piping hot apoms. sedapss also.
can get at bangsar (ara kiri area) and also taman tun pasar malam.

at the moment have not found any stall selling awesome apom manis (the ones you likey). the few that i buy from are at morning markets and pasar malams, but it's too thin for my liking.
Hi Uncle Lee,
Thank you for your kind words. :)

Wow....makan kuih bingka and kuih dada and Uncle Lee mia heart pun tersangkut liao. hahahah....
Mrs Lee must be some gourmet cook ya.

8-layer kuih? In Penang, we have those that comes in 9 layers of red, pink and white called 'kow thian kuih' in Hokkien or kuih lapis in Malay.
I like this very much too....peeling it layer by layer and popping it into the mouth.
Coming from a true-blue Penang nyonya family, desserts were always nyonya kuihs.....semua pun gua sukaaa.
hahahah....apom terbalik pulak! very sedaps when eaten fresh from the special brass 9-holes griddle.
BTW, can get apoms over at your place?

You have a great weekend too. :)
dr chen,
ya...ya....gua suka makan lor. each time i'm back in penang, gua mesti go visit that stall as well as the barn chan kueh stall.
aiyah...thinking about it also lau nuar liao. :D

me irresistable? errr....dunno ler. are cute.
pictures of food in the blogs always make me hungry too. :)

ah nel,
apom balik is soft and fluffy. it only turns soggy if you tapau in a plastic bag and then the moisture will make it wet...then tak sedaps liao. must eat fresh lar.

barn charn kuih is 'cis cake' in your kampung ar? i see...i see...

you like apoms too?
food business are money-making biz ler. just a stall near the asian communities sure do roaring business one.

ya, i have tasted the ipoh versions too...very sedapssss...

i suppose different places give it different names. but like you said, semua gua pun sapu ler. :D
Slurpppss....this one I will sapu also!!
Thks for doing the tag. ;-)
  At 10:54 PM Blogger U.Lee said:
Hello Nyonya, re Apom terbalik here in Canada? Tada la. No shops selling them.
Ahhh, but most of my friend's wives can make them, the 8 or 9 layer kuehs too.
There are lots of Malaysians, Singaporean, Indonesians here and 85% of them good cooks as well good at making kuehs. So we do get to eat Batu Pahat, Penang, Singapore, Kuantan, KL Ipoh apom terbaliks, or apom meletups, ones that don't come out well, arhaaa ha ha.
When you come here for holidays can make some Penang Nyonya ones. Boleh ka? UL.
king's wife,
the pleasure is mine. :) are sure one lady who enjoys food. but how come still so small and petite wan? gua jeles ler. hahahah....
Hi Uncle Lee,
You always make me laugh with your hilarious comments. hahhahaha...
got new type of apoms ala Canada...apom meletup

Wah...can see that you have a big Asian community there and summore you have friends who are great cooks. Untung ler..
Kalo gua pigi holiday kat sana, I sure cuba make some nyonya kuihs for you and your friends. I better go check out the recipes...dowan the apoms and kuih to turn out into apom papan or kuih getah ler.

You have a nice day, Uncle Lee.
i lurve apams!!!! *hungry*
  At 7:56 AM Blogger savante said:
Ooh I love Apom too but I haven't found really good ones here yet!
  At 9:07 AM Blogger ah nel said:
next time u go my kampung u see ppl selling tat u ask for cis cake... :D
  At 9:30 AM Blogger said:
nyonya, you know where to get the nice one?
Tar pao a few. We go eat in Eve's place
  At 11:34 AM Blogger Jonzz said:
Wah, the second picture of apom balik looks incredibly good. Where can buy the one in the picture?
  At 1:07 PM Blogger eve said:
Ahhhhhhhhh..baru je makan sunday morning..sedapss....
ate some in guerney drive.. expensive!!!
  At 3:31 PM Blogger famil said:
The second pic is apum balik meh? more like apum pergi..

i dont know the name either.. but i would usually get the 'apom balik' at burmah road. just show the apek how many u want (finger gesture)...

as for apom manis, i'll stick with jelutong one. taste better with charcoal dapur.
must go look for a stall that sells awesome apoms and then we can have an apom party. :)

i am still looking for that elusive stall. hhmmm...must be around somewhere. if you do find it first, puleezzzz bring me along, okie?

ah nel,
okie...but it kinda sound like cheese cake hor?

hi yenjai,
i am all eyes and all ears looking for that stall. kalo boleh dapat, gua belanja si eve and you, no problem. :)

i can sapu 5 pieces of the apom balik, no problems. so, you can guess how sedapsss it is. :)
hi eve,
beli kat mana ye?
tell me, then gua pigi beli and ajak si yenjai to an apom party. :D
hahahah....apom pergi pulak!

gua recommend the apom balik from that stall in New Lane....from evening 5.00pm onwards. Guarantee sedapssss..And this place the chap speaks no nid finger gesture.

apom manis...plenty of stall at the jeluting market...india mia or ina mia pun ada.

oooh...the top one look so yummy! I like anything fried! HA ha ha! My nenek got make the bottom durian but i dun realy like ;p
  At 8:50 PM Blogger _butt said:
remember to order for me also! :D
las montanas,
aiyaaa.....everything at gurney drive is sold at tourist prices ler.
i think the apom balik is selling for 50sen per piece.
hi bibik halle berry,
apom balik with lulian...gua tak pernah try ler. buthen, durian not my favourite...kasi taruh sajer, pisang raja anytime.

bila bibik nak pigi sapu apa tu,...'fried food'....ajak sajer la.
  At 10:11 PM Anonymous Angeleyes said:
I love these 2 apom too but it's getting more expensive and thinner now so the taste is not as good as before.... *sigh*
  At 11:59 PM Blogger Kenny Ng said:
lala lila tampong... ahpek beh apom, apom tim lok hai... ahpek chiak kao sai... LOL
the apom manis that we get in PJ is sooooo paper thin. gua tak suka.
prefer the thicker and fluffier ones.

kenny, can still remember this nursery rhyme. :D
  At 5:35 PM Blogger J.T. said:
Wah, the apoms look so yummylicious. I may pick up on your tag once I decide what I really like. Trying to think of something German but I have nothing I like in particular. I haven't come across something I like in America either. I am still into Malaysian food/cakes, come rain or shine. :)
the best apom i tasted is from penang lor..i lurveeee it! second best and more easily accessible is from sec 17 market.....better than nothing la
  At 12:05 AM Anonymous kat said:
I love the apom from the unka on Macalister Road (or is that Penang Road??) in front of a school. Because there is always a long waiting time, we always order 20-30 pieces!! And must eat rightaway when it is piping hot because it cannot keep steamed up in plastic bag and doesn't taste nice when cold.
  At 1:26 PM Blogger Penny said:
I love apoms and 'bang chang kuih" too. Hv u tried the stall in SEA Park Mkt? Considered good. Lots of kacang (well done). tomorrow i shall go for it. yum yum yummmmmmm.
Simply Divine! I love all our nyonya kuih, pulut tatai, kuih ketayap.

Top of the list is ban chen kuih, Apom balik and apom manis. Apom Bokwa too..yummy!
  At 12:23 PM Blogger EE BEE said:
Hi nyonyapenang.Thanks for the info here on the ingredients of apom manis.What about the recipe?If you could kindly email the recipe to me,that will be great.I am in New so much.
  At 3:37 PM Blogger stefano said:
A chinese girl, friend of mine, asked me if I'd like "abang balik", but I don't even know what is it. May be an "omlette", (fried eggs with something inside?. Thanks for the answer, if I shall get any. my name is Stefano, from Italy,take care friends.
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