October 26, 2002
Still hungry? How about some deserts? Choose between the huge variety of more-or-less usual cakes, sweetmeats and fruit products or something more suprising, like the aiskrim goreng (fried ice-cream). Made by rolling a ball of rock-hard, deep-frozen ice-cream in sweet dough and dumping it into boiling oil for half a minute, aiskrim goreng is worth a taste. Too heavy for your stomach? Well, hit a bowl of Chendol, a delicious icy red-bean-and-jelly desert (the best ones are definitely to be found in Penang, but trust Kualaites to make a worthy copy).
Wash it all down with some sugarcane juice, soybean milk, coconut water or one of the many fruit juices. Be sure to grab a teh tarik, a smooth, sweet, creamy tea on your way out and pick up some local fruits, if you against all likehood should experience the hunger pangs during the night.
And should your senses suddenly be assaulted by a strong smell of sewage, don't despair - it's merely the local durian seller, pushing its foul-smelling royal fruits to the local audience. Taste it at your own risk.
From journal Muddy flats of Kuala Lumpur