Goreng Pisang (Banana fritters)

Pisang goreng, goreng pisang? Best goreng pisang in Penang is featured today. One has to try one’s luck. And queue for a while in the hot sun while waiting for your batch of bananas to be fried. But it is worth the wait.

This stall is located at Free School Road. Free School Road is the smaller road where one turned into McDonald, Green Lane. The goreng pisang stall is at the other end, where Caunter Hall is. Stall open from 12 noon until out of stock, probably about 5pm. (hey, now I can even interview the hawkers already)

They sell banana, yam and sweet potatoes fritters. Beside that, they also sell the thnee kueh fried with yam and sweet potatoes and another type which has green beans inside. One piece is about RM1. You get a whole juicy, sweet huge banana in a crispy batter. Photo below is yam fritter (purplish) and banana fritter. (can see my teeth marks?)


I am beginning to enjoy this blog more and more because it has been quoted in several forums. Nothing like an audience to keep the blogger going for better and more informative articles.

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13 thoughts on “Goreng Pisang (Banana fritters)


    (April 21, 2005 - 5:34 pm)

    RM1 per piece? omg that’s a ripoff. here in KL usually RM1 for 3.


    (April 21, 2005 - 6:03 pm)

    it depends on the size and type of the bananas right?


    (April 21, 2005 - 8:31 pm)

    You make me hungry !
    Looks delicious !


    (April 21, 2005 - 9:30 pm)

    I used to stop by every Sunday to buy a bag after music class! This was like 10, 12 years ago. I can’t believe they’re still there because for a while, we couldn’t find the store anymore.


    (April 21, 2005 - 9:57 pm)

    Keep up the great work Lilian. Keeps me drooling everyday and trying to make those food.. Hubby says its worse than when I was pregnant hehehe.


    (April 22, 2005 - 2:01 am)

    Nice pics to get hungry! 😛 (need thai food right now!!!)


    (April 22, 2005 - 4:10 am)

    I can always count on your sites to provide me with my daily reads! Keep up the good work… I miss Penang!!! 🙂


    (April 22, 2005 - 9:48 am)

    That’s the best thing to keep my mind on for today!! I especially miss those with the tnee kueh..haven’t had it for 5-6 years since everytime I go home, it’s not the tnee kueh season.


    (April 22, 2005 - 12:01 pm)

    waah, lilian pagi-pagi tempt me with food alredi… how to make it to lunch like that…?

    Sher Win

    (April 22, 2005 - 12:05 pm)

    Many times I’ve stopped at that Free School Road stall and he doesnt seem to have any bananas even though I was early.

    fish fish

    (April 22, 2005 - 12:22 pm)

    Duh~ those sexy bites. Luckily I just had my lunch. -_-“


    (April 23, 2005 - 2:00 am)

    Wah….Did not expect a humble goreng pisang to get so many comments.

    Sher Win – that’s why I said it is luck. Sometimes, the bananas are not ripe, sometimes, you are told that you have to wait for 30 mins. until they fry the next batch, etc.

    Hush – Guess what? Thnee kueh is available all year round. Go to Batu Lancang market, the stall selling tidbits has it. And thnee kueh is sold fritters all year round too.

    […] The result is the pisang goreng sold by the makciks. Nice, good but not exactly fantastic. The below is the kind of goreng pisang that I love but hardly can get. You can find a post in my other food blog on where to find this goreng pisang. […]

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