The freshly made ondeh-ondeh at Aku & Dia on Jalan Hang Kasturi off Jonker Street have inspired us to make our own. The Melaka-made glutinous ball snacks have got so much gula melaka filling the sugar's crystals are still intact at the core, even after surfacing in the pot of boiling water. Every bite is a pillowy pop of smoky, sweet liquid, and light crumbly crunch. We inhaled ten (RM2 for five pieces), and ordered another two portions before we were done. Watch this space for an update.
Filtering by Category: Street Food
Across the Avenue (on the North-West corner of 53rd and Avenue of the Americas), is this soft serve truck. Thank goodness for its location smarts -- the (big) $6 chocolate waffle cone saved my tongue from the slow burn. One is good for two.
We have never been happier to spot a queue - we found The Halal Guys! This big "stay here (to eat)" foil bowl of biryani-like rice and meats (we got the mixed - chicken and lamb) is good for two Asian-sized appetites. It's packed with turmeric rice, a generous amount of shavings of barbecued lamb and chicken, lettuce and pita bread. Though not as fragrant as a dum biryani, it is the perfect base for the Sriracha-lookalike hot sauce. If you can take at least a bit of spice - this one lingers, gives a slow burn, and, like me, you won't be able to stop picking at it. It merely cost us $10, including two drinks.
P.S. The Halal Guys have just opened a restaurant on 14th at 2nd Ave.
Thanks to our awesome friend Kah Shanna, we hit the holy grail of Brooklyn's food markets at Smorgasburg -- chicken parmesan slider ($5) at Sunday Gravy, smoked pork burger, mofongo (a savory Puerto Rican dish made with fried green plantains, pounded with pork crackling and bacon bits. This one was shaped into a bowl to hold the salty, creole chicken tomato stew, $10) from Mofon•go, maple bacon in a stick ($3) from The Landhaus, Alchemy Creamery's dairy-free chocolate chai ice-cream ($6), and some cray hot sauce from Queen Majesty Hot Sauce that our friend, Faz, would happily dunk her gluten-free burritos into. We skipped the The Bruffin (brunch-muffins, great idea), and Ramen Burger, which had a very long line.