Friday, March 8, 2019

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat

If you are somewhere in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday at around 5p.m. in the evening, and your stomach is rumbling for food; Do visit the "pasar malam" (night market) in Taman Connaught, Cheras, which serves a variety of delectable street food which will leave you drooling for more. So after our visit to Midvalley the other day; after we had done eating lunch at Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert and after we had climbed the rainbow walls, my wife suggested that we patronize this legendary night market to sample their scrumptious offerings of dinner meals, desserts, snacks and drinks. 


Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
Let the food hunt begin!

We have planned for this trip for quite some time mostly because it is only open on Wednesday. It was a bit difficult for us to schedule our food adventure because our two babies need to attend school, so we could only go there during the holidays. Here is another reminder for those who want to pay this "pasar malam" a visit. GO EARLY! It is claimed that parking would be extremely impossible if you are late. Hence we went there relatively early, arriving around 6p.m. I believe. And instead of parking our car on the same side of the night market, we actually parked at the opposite side and took a pedestrian bridge later to get to our destination.

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
You can choose what you want to add to your nasi lemak. :)

The moment we were IN the night market, I think we were a bit overwhelmed and of course excited. Overwhelmed, as there were really a lot of people buying food, beverages, desserts, clothes, toys and well...a lot was going on. Honestly I was so immersed in the ambiance and my curiosity took control of me. I kept peering around, trying to take in what I see right before my eyes. The whole place was bustling with activities with life and noise, which is really a pleasant sight. I was so absorbed that I didn't even bother to take out my smartphone to capture photos...that explains why you are not going to see a lot of photos in this post. :)

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
Cola Chicken~finally we meet.

One of the delicacies that I really wanted to try out was the Coca-Cola Chicken. Basically you will have your usual carbonated, fizzy beverage in the cup while the cover will be filled with crispy popcorn chicken. So every time I had popped those little chunks of chicken into my gaping mouth, I would sip my Coca-cola~DAYUM! This combination was really heavenly. You should try it if you love Coca-cola and fried food. LOL :D



Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
First, empty those coke bottles 

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
 Then throw in some popcorn~chicken popcorn to be precise

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
Ta~da! My Coca-cola Chicken is ready to be savoured 

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
Obviously I need to wrestle it over from my daughter. LOL :D

There were literally hundreds of stalls here selling all kinds of imaginable food. The problem is...you will have to find a table and vacant seats to enjoy your food which might be a real challenge. So my wife and I knew that it was mission impossible and decided to buy our food and head back to our hotel to enjoy our dinner instead. After we were done with sightseeing, we started to scout for our potential meals for dinner. There were a lot to choose from but we needed to pick those which can be stomached by our babies as well.

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
Can you spot Stephen Chow?

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
Shark Fin soup anyone?

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
Glass noodle is using to replace shark fin

We bought two packets of nasi lemak from a Malay stall was were really flavourful; Each grain of the fragrant rice was perfectly coated with coconut milk and the "sambal" was sinfully scrumptious. We also bought Stephen Chow's juicy explosive meat balls. They were really toothsome and I guess knowing that the God of Cookery himself gave his nod of approval meant that they were good right? LOL :D We also had a bowl of shark fin soup. Don't worry, no sharks were harmed in any way here. The shredded "shark fin" was actually glass noodle and broth really tasted like the real thing. I must applaud the hawker for whipping out such delightful food!

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
Behold the black stinky tofu! 

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
Adding the secret soup to the stinky tofu 

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
Gosh~I am feeling hungry already. 

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
Look at how many he had to prepare.
This goes to show that stinky black tofu is really a fan's favorite

Now the highlight of our food trail was the inviting Black Stinky Tofu which was so different from all the other stinky ones that I have eaten before. Even my wife commended on these black cubic wonders. It was not just about the deep fried tofu, but the other ingredients added into the slightly spicy but tantalizing soup which combined so lusciously well with the tofu! When you sink your teeth into these tofu which had absorbed the soup...your taste buds will be screaming in joy for sure. That was what yours truly me felt-mouthgasm!

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
Look at our glorious food bought from Taman Connaught Pasar 

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
Love the anchovies 

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam-A Night Market of Food Paradise-What To Eat
Nothing beats enjoying scrumptious dinner with your family. Ha :D

We brought our food back and enjoyed it in our hotel room, on the bed. Yupe~our hotel was just a stone's throw away from the night market. We also bought a few other delicacies such as dumplings, red bean cake, tortoise cake, crispy shao rou, tear drop cake/dessert and even a slice of tiramisu cake. So you can say that we really had a feast that evening. Nothing beats food indulgence...Buurrppp....I think I had too much but yeah eat now then, repent later. LOL :D So have you been to this famous Pasar Malam in Taman Connaught, Cheras? If you haven't, do check them out...but remember to starve yourself before you make your way there.

Taman Connaught Pasar Malam, Cheras

Address:
Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught,
56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hour: Every Wednesday (5p.m. till 1a.m.)


P.S.: Honestly I haven't had enough of the food over therein Taman Connaught Pasar Malam. Next time I will be ready to eat and snap photos. :)