Goreng pisang is a filling and tasty snack to have in between meals. There are a few Chinese stalls that I patronized and the Penang Tanjung Bungah Goreng Pisang stall is one of them. Located on the left hand side of the road leading to Batu Feringghi Penang, the stall has been serving its customers for the past forty years.
A whole bunch of pisang Raja hanging in front of the stall
This stall uses only ripe pisang Raja, which is the best among the varieties available. The banana fritter deep-fried with a crispy and light batter is bursting with sweet flavor of the pisang Raja.
This stall is run by owner Lim and his cousin Teh with the presence of the Lim’s father helping out occasionally.
The next fried item is the deep fried cempedak. In most goreng pisang stalls, it is just impossible to find any soft cempedak seeds as most are hard and not edible. The elderly Lim went on and explained that it is not advisable to deep-fried the cempedak too long as the flesh will turn soggy.
Fresh cempedak fruit, ready to be fried!
Deep fried cempedak, left to sit for a moment
Makan time! Hubby going for his favourite Cempedak!
Next item is the deep-fried tee kueh which has three layers – a piece of homemade tee kueh (glutinous rice cake) placed between the sweet potato and yam. The tee kueh is fried with a slight crisp batter and the piece of glutinous rice cake is sticky and gooey.
Crispy pieces of three layer tee kueh
The tee kueh being sliced with a guitar string
Other varieties of fried items available in this stall are the deep-fried sweet potato (in chips form and large pieces) and the Kuih Kodok (mashed banana) with a chewy texture. All the take-away items are packed in brown paper bags.
Look out for this stall housed in a white van. It can be seen on the roadside after the Tanjung Bunga Police Station traffic light. Click here for the Map Location.
P.S. It is best to eat these fritters when they are hot as they looses its crispness after a while.
Penang Tanjung Bungah Goreng Pisang
Lim Thuan Hin
Tel : 019 4467343
Teh Choon Pin
Tel : 012 423 6499
Business Hour : 12.00noon to 6pm daily
GPS Coordinates : N05 2757.4 E100 1647.1
Website : http://www.pggorengpisang.photos.gb.com/