Sweet deep fried snack!
Deep-fried fritters are one of the cheapest yet absolutely delicious Malaysian tea time snacks. There is a hawker stall along Weld Quay in Penang selling a variety of these deep-fried fritters which are guaranteed to charm your taste buds.
One highlight is the deep-fried Jin Tui (glutinous rice ball), with chewy texture and fillings of crushed peanut and sugar. This snack has always been my absolute favorite! The coating of sesame seeds provide extra flavor and nice crunch. This Jin Tui is particularly good!
A basketful of deep-fried “lek tau” balls which are essentially filled with sweet green pea paste!
Next up is “everyone’s favorite” snack…Goreng Pisang! The deep-fried bananas bursting with sweetness are prepared with a crispy light batter, and generally appeals to most customers.
Besides that, the stall also sells deep-fried tapioca, an item not easily seen nowadays. The mashed tapioca is formed into rolls before deep fried. It has a warm creamy texture and a distinctive flavor.