I am now getting a little bolder. Lately, I will tell the stalls/restaurant owners that I am taking photos and helping to promote their shops/restaurants on the internet. Previously, I dare not make this claim but recently, I had been getting emails from overseas people telling me how much they enjoyed this blog. Therefore, it is only right that I increase my interest in snapping everything about Penang!
Usually, the owners will just nod when I tell them. But today, the girl (in pink blouse) who is rolling the tang yuen asked for my URL. So, this is another motivating factor to keep blogging.
I had written about tang yuen or glutinous rice balls in another blog. I even include the recipe there. So, I shall not elaborate too much on this. What is unique about this stall is the tang yuens are almost instantly rolled and boiled in hot water and serve. Most of the times, a row of cars will be waiting for their orders. There is a festive atmosphere as tang yuen is usually cook only on special occassions like the Winter Solstice and on weddings.
I think there is only one such stall in Penang. It is located right across the Shangri-La Hotel on Magazine Road. They usually start selling around 6-7pm onwards. You can’t missed it because there will be plenty of cars waiting along this busy road. Go taste the tang yuen. It is very soft and the syrup is fragrant. It is also fun to see so many pairs of hands rolling the balls.
Check out muar-chee, which uses almost the same ingredients.