Apam Balik – Penang Street Food
After seeing Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang islands, we were walking down towards Penang hills. On our way we saw a man preparing something which caught my fancy. The aroma was so good and tickled my olfactory senses that I immediately wanted to have it without even knowing how it would taste!
I watched the man make it step by step.
I have tasted lots of a traditional Malaysian street food while touring the country and Apam Balik is one of them. It is my favourite local Malaysian dessert.
one, two, three, four, five.. 5 Apam baliks being cooked at a time.
Apam balik is a Malaysian peanut pancake or Malaysian peanut turnover. It is bread like crispy pancake or crepe with corn, roasted peanut and sugar crumb stuffing. Indians can relate to it by a south Indian dish called dosa.
The batter is made from flour, eggs, sugar, yeast and water so it’s actually thicker than a crepe, but not as fluffy as a pancake.
Roasted peanut spread over pancake.
Later, I tried to find it in restaurants but it’s probably something better on the street. This is a must try if you’re planning to travel or visit Malaysia. Not to be missed!
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Looks great — thanks for sharing. I always like getting a glimpse at the local foods in an area (especially when it’s dessert!).
This is one of my favorite snacks when I’m back home- My hubby just loves it and we would buy a whole bunch …take them back to the house and share with everyone 🙂
Oh really? I missed it on my first trip… next time.
Oh my word, this looks good. Now what are my chances of finding one in Cleveland?
This looks delicious! I now have a mission to try and recreate it at home!
I got addicted to it in Penang! It’s very close to the French crêpes. Funny how two different cultures share a similar dish!