Sunday, 27 November 2016

Gerai Jagung Bakar Rizal @ Tanjung Malim, Perak

All this while, we the people of Tanjung Malim, Perak are only used to getting corn on Saturdays at the night market and this is a practice that has been going on for more than a decade now. The good news is that you can now get them daily and that too the American Sweet Corns!

The Stall in Kampung Berop

Jaging Bakar Grilled Upon Order

Reasonably Priced
This stall is located along the state road heading towards Ipoh just opposite MSV Auto and Kg. Berop. A brightly lit up stall that is hard to miss and beside them, there's another stall selling burgers. The variety that we get at the Saturday Night Market is the Taiwanese Sweet Corn and this one is the American Sweet Corn, a huge difference in taste and texture. In fact, Rizal the proprietor, offered me to taste a raw corn and yes, it was so sweet and almost edible just like that. 

Grilled Corn @ RM 2.50 each

Almost Done
The grilled corns are priced at RM 2.50 each. The same variety would be priced at around RM 3.00 each in Kuala Lumpur and this is based on my own experience. This variety of corn also takes a much shorter time to be grilled and for those who do not prefer the grilled version, you could also go for the steamed one. Both are priced at RM 2.50 each. 

Nasi Lemak @ RM 1.50 per packet

RM 1.50 each
Besides the grilled corn, they also sell prepacked Nasi Lemak that is priced at RM 1.50 each. The specialty here is the Quails Eggs Nasi Lemak. Unfortunately, that was not available for me to try this evening and so I had to settle for the usual one that comes with a piece of fried egg. 

Spicy and fragrant Nasi Lemak
Based on the many Nasi Lemak Bungkus that I have tried in town, this one was the best among the lot. The rice was extremely fragrant and it was so good to eat on it's own. The Sambal was extra spicy and went so well with the rice. For those who can't really take spicy food, then this would not be for you. When I meant spicy, I meant really spicy and being a spicy food lover, this was just perfect for me. For the price, I would say that the amount of rice was more then the usual. However, I felt that the sambal was a little less. Maybe they had deliberately made it extremely spicy and reduced the volume thinking that people would have a little of it each time compared to the usual ones. Nevertheless, I would give this a 9/10. Both the rice and the sambal deserve the same ratings. A good one!

And the great news is that they open till 3 am on Fridays and Saturdays. I wonder if people do go out to buy corn at that hour but that's what they had informed me. So for all of you who are planning to stay up late to catch your favourite football match, here's something for you that you could be munching while watching your favourite teams in action. 

Address: Kampung Berop, Jalan Slim Baru, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: Sunday - Thursday 1800 - 0100
                             Friday & Saturday 1800 - 0300

Telephone: +6019 448 6270 Rizal

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