After spending the morning and early afternoon exploring Chinatown, we hopped back on the LRT and made our way to KL Sentral which is the main railway hub of KL as we wanted to catch another train to Mid Valley. Before that, we walked out to Brickfields a.k.a. Little India to look for this highly raved pisang goreng stall.
This humble roadside stall is one of the oldest (33 years old) and most famous pisang goreng stalls in KL.
I’ve never been a big fan of fried banana fritters because I haven’t found fantastic ones in Singapore that would have me coming back for them. Anyway since we already came all the way here to Brickfields, how could we not try this famous stall?
Brickfields Pisang Goreng is located right in front of Restoran One Sentral coffee shop and just opposite Old Town White Coffee on the other side of Jalan Thambipillay.
They used pisang raja a.k.a. the king of bananas for their pisang goreng. There were also other fried snacks like Bola Bijan (fried sesame balls or ‘jian dui’) with either peanut or red bean paste filling, Kuih Bakul (sweet rice cake fritters) and curry puffs.
There were a few people in the queue when we came and we were told that the pisang raja would be ready only in half hour’s time. So we went to the coffee shop behind to have some drinks first.
About 20-25 minutes later, we came back out and saw a longer queue so we quickly joined in. Some customers were given priority to collect their orders first because they had already ordered and paid earlier. So the tip is, order and pay first then come back later to collect when it’s ready. We would have done that if we knew.
We bought pisang raja (RM1.30) and kuih bakul (RM1.30) to share. Went back to KL Sentral and sat down at Coffee Bean to enjoy our fritters (secretly, lol) with a cuppa.
The pisang raja (banana itself) didn’t have much flavour; it tasted like a not-so-ripe regular banana. But I absolutely loved that batter coating that was light, airy, crispy and crunchy. Probably one of the best fried batters I ever had. Though the fritter was greasy to the touch, it didn’t ooze oil when bitten into. Also, there wasn’t any refried oil taste even though the wok of oil looked quite dirty after repeated frying.
The kuih bakul is basically sweet rice cake (or nian gao) sandwiched between a slice of purple sweet potato and a slice of yam. Both the sweet potato and yam were so tender and fluffy, they literally melted in the mouth. The rice cake was also soft and slightly gooey – exactly the way a good fried nian gao should be.
While I wouldn’t say these fried fritters were out of this world, they were still delicious and definitely better than those I had eaten previously. This is so far my champion of pisang goreng! 🙂
If you’re coming to Brickfields in KL, do check out this pisang goreng stall especially if you love fried snacks. Highly recommended! ??
Brickfields Pisang Goreng
Operating hours: 12.00pm to 5.00pm daily
Tel: +60 012-617 2511 (contact: Mr Chiam)