Hot Stuff: Brickfields Pisang Goreng

Brickfiels Pisang Goreng

“Sittin’ here, eatin’ my heart out waitin’
Waitin’ for some banana to cook
Wanna share my banana with a warm blooded lover
Wanna bring the kuih bakul back home

Lookin’ for some pisang goreng this evenin’
I need some pisang goreng tonight
I want some pisang goreng baby this evenin’
Gotta have some hot stuff
Gotta have some lovin’ tonight
I need Pisang
I want some Goreng
I need hot stuff

Hot, hot, hot, hot stuff
hot, hot, hot
hot, hot, hot, hot stuff
hot, hot, hot…”

Extracted and modified from Donna Summers “Hot Stuff from the album On the Radio.

As you sit there sipping on your glass of detox juice, think about how many crispy Pisang Goreng is sold at Mr. Chiam’s famous corner stall in Brickfields. Huge, fragrant, and burning hot Pisang Raja just flying off his pushcart like, well, Pisang Goreng. And then there’s the heavenly Kuih Bakul (nian gou) that’s sandwiched between slabs of yam and sweet potato. Its melting nian gou lava just bursting to be released with a single bite. Best thing is, the centre stays just as gooey even after two hours being away from the wok – puts any molten chocolate cake to shame (except for Ah Pa’s version of cos!). After all, it’s a healthy snack. There’s enough fruits and vegetable on this cart to make any vegan happy.

So yea, think about it. But don’t think too long though… cos (possibly) the best banana fritters in Klang Valley aren’t gonna wait.


Mr. Chiam’s Famous Brickfields Pisang Goreng
Store usually located outside the row of shophouses across from YMCA
You can call +6012-617-2511 to pre-order and swing by to pick ‘em up!

11 Responses to Hot Stuff: Brickfields Pisang Goreng
  1. J2Kfm
    July 22, 2009 | 3:34 am

    you described the nian gou like as if your life depended on it!

    i'm drowning in my own saliva …..

  2. "Joe" who is constantly craving
    July 22, 2009 | 4:23 am

    yeee ymca too far to walk d..looks like i got to be contended with the indian fried bananas opp the street..

  3. Wandernut
    July 22, 2009 | 8:43 am

    I *heart* kuih bakul… and I only heart pisang goreng with pisang raja!

    SS2 also got one stall.. at the corner in front of the peugeot showroom, near alliance bank.

    At least, the aunty was still there when I was last back in Msia.


  4. J
    July 22, 2009 | 9:04 am

    Are you sure it's a healthy snack or is it just a delusion?? :P :P

  5. UnkaLeong
    July 23, 2009 | 1:54 am

    Wah can pre-order some more. *keys-in number to mobile* First Apom, now Goreng Pisang. Arrgghh! So many cravings, so little space in tummy :P

  6. thule a.k.a leo
    July 23, 2009 | 2:52 am

    LDL level doubled up in a space less than a year… received stern warning as not to touch deep fried stuff :(

  7. Nic (KHKL)
    July 23, 2009 | 4:52 am

    omg, another song from the year of billie jean and beat it! woohoo!

    so crispy looking la. i wudda recommend another goreng place in jinjang but it's too far for you la. next time la.

  8. Lyrical Lemongrass
    July 23, 2009 | 6:22 am

    Until I get to eat Nic's goreng pisang (no pun intended), this will also be the best goreng pisang I've ever tasted.

  9. qwazymonkey
    July 23, 2009 | 3:10 pm

    j2kfm: well on that day, my life did depended on some oily snack

    joe: walk a lil further lah. It's worth it!

    wandernut: hurry up and come home lah for the best kuih bakul. Xiao Long Bao no fight lah

    j: woddoyamean its not healthy?

    Thule: the moment it goes down, make this your first fried snack!

    Nic: Hehehe. can't blame us children of the 80's. Bring lah some jinjang one and let them fight it out!

    LL: U already had Hairy's balls and now u want Nic's pisang too? ;)

    unka: now u only wish they do deliveries!

  10. thenomadGourmand
    July 24, 2009 | 4:48 pm

    me eat goreng pisang everyday.. but all very mushy sweet ones..darn..muz start meeting clients in Brickfields more often… ;p

  11. Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy
    August 4, 2009 | 6:50 am

    omigod! you got the guys. We always order our curry puffs from him. FILLED to overflowing waaaannnnn And his pisang also very da good