Muar: Tam Jiak Kheh / Glutton Street / 贪食街 / Jalan Haji Abu – I went for a half day trip to Muar after eating a lot at Malacca last weekend. Muar is a little town in the state of Johor and I’ve never been there before. I heard that there’s some nice food at there and moreover, the famous Youtube star Namewee is from Muar who always promotes his hometown, so I detoured to Muar before heading back to KL for a little exploration.
|Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Tam Jiak Kheh, since 1952. Jalan Haji Abu of Muar.|
|Many food to choose, to eat, you can start out with the stalls in front of Kim San.|
About 30 minutes from Malacca lies this little town of Muar, the town is not big and pretty easy to navigate around. It’s filled with lots of eclectic style Chinese shophouses in the town which most of them equipped with very tall antenna that is to steal the free-to-play channel from Singapore. XD
There in the town has this street with the local call it Tam Jiak Kheh (hokkien) that means Glutton Street, somewhere on Jalan Haji Abu. When I first read about it, I thought it’s a long street with lots of food, but upon arriving, it’s just a short street, but with food stalls on both side of the street, selling from day to night. Interesting.
|Herbal Drinks, Liang Teh stall. Very cheap, RM0.60/glass.|
|Clarice buying Teochew Kuih which we didn’t really know any of them. Some were good, some were not, try it yourself and tell me good or not.|
|Chai Tou Gao / Chai Tao Kuih which tasted a bit tasteless. Hmm, I want more chilli sauce and soy sauce. Maybe I am from Penang and the food from Penang has a stronger taste.|
According to my Muar friend, Wei Kean, he told me that one can find almost all Muar’s food on this little street, so we spent a few hours at this street looking for Muar’s street food, gastronomically eating around. This town somehow gives me a friendly impression where the people are very friendly, some speak Hokkien dialect in Penang.
Parking at the roadside requires coupon. You can find parking coupon at the stalls on this street. Started of the exploration with Kim San Public Cooked-Food Market. You can find a lot of otak-otak which is famous in Muar, chicken rice, Chinese herbal tea, kuih, Char Koay Teow and more! So now let my photos bring you around.
|Otak-otak. All selling at RM0.60/stick and freshly made. There’s fish and prawn, some crab. It tasted more spicy compare to Mapley 223’s.|
|Happy with the otak-otak. There’s too many otak-otak stalls at Tam Jiak Kheh. I can’t say which is the best, but I like this lorry’s outside Kim San Food Centre.|
|Opening otak-otak at chicken rice ball shop.|
|Walked further from Tam Jiak Kheh and we found the Muar Chicken Rice Ball. Bigger than Malacca’s but then I am disappointed with the taste. The chicken doesn’t look nice and the rice is just rice pressed into ball. I’ve heard good review but this is not a good one.|
|Chicken Rice Ball shop front, no feel. 日发鸡饭粒|
|Banana Fritter’s stall. Pisang Goreng! Looking yummy and good.|
|Alright, very crunchy, but the banana was not so good, kinda sour. I like Penang Tanjung Bunga’s. =D|
|They use very big banana, really really really big.|
|5 Foot Path.|
|Used to be REX Cinema! REX was famous in Malaysia, maybe back in the 60s. Now turned into an electronic shop.|
|Lovely old-school architecture.|
|Pinky wall with nice door!|
|Indian temple on a Chinese street.|
|Here’s Clarice. =D|
|Somewhere at Tam Jiak Kheh.|
|Pinky wall again.|
|Very interesting is that at there each street has their own colour, like the whole street is pink, whole street is blue, yellow and so on. Very colourful.|
Not much we ate around there, we ate Chai Tao Kuih, Teochew Kuih, plenty of Otak-otak, plenty of herbal drinks, Chicken Rice Ball, Banana Fritters and that’s all. Wanted to eat satay as I heard it’s good, but no luck finding any of the stalls open on that day.
One thing, you can buy the street food, then walk in to any of the coffee shop to eat, be sure to clean them up when you are done. =D
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