Bukit Mertajam is my hometown. It is located in Central Seberang Perai, in the state of Penang. I think that many people quite familiar with the Penang’s food, but you know how much about Bukit Mertajam’s food. Right now I going to introduce some famous of food in Bukit Mertajam to you all.
Yam rice is one of famous food in Bukit Mertajam. The rice is cooked together with yam, soy sauce and other spices to make this rice very fragrant and yummy. You can choose white rice, but many will choose yam rice because of the extra ingredients. The ingredients used is mostly pork, from the innards such as blood, liver, intestine to something more normal such as pork balls, lean meat and 3 layer meat. You also can telling them what ingredients you want and what you don’t want. In Sentosa Corner coffee shop at Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam has one of the most famous and best yam rice, you can try it.
You must try Portuguese egg tarts from the Sentosa Corner coffee shop at Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam. The taste of Portuguese eggs tarts are good. Crunchy and sweet but soft inside. The best time to consume Portuguese eggs tarts when it’s freshly baked. This stall also sells Seremban char siew pao (roasted pork bun) and the taste also not bad. Their business is very good, so you need to wait for your order. But you can order first and take it later.
Rojak is a plate of fruit and vegetable mix together with prawn paste is commonly found anywhere in Penang. In Bukit Mertajam, you can find 3 of famous of Rojak stalls. Three of them are White Rojak, White Black Rojak and Orang Huat Rojak. But, I more prefer Orang Huat Rojak stall. It is the oldest and most famous rojak stall in Bukit Mertajam. The secret of their success lies on its homemade rojak sauce. In fact, it is so popular that they even sold in a plastic tub under their brand name.
Pek Kong Cheng is an old Chinese temple with its rich history and existed since the early development of Bukit Mertajam. There are many food stalls located around the temple. In that, has one of famous Bee Chai Mak stall and it is has been more than 60 years in this place. Bee Chai Mak is rice flour noodle that looks like laksa but shorten, the soup base is minced pork. The secret of their success lies on its homemade chilli sauce.
When you come to Pek Kong Cheng, must come to visit Kuey Zap stall. The Kuey Zap is served with lots of braised pork meat and innards. The pork skin is especially well cooked with a chewy texture, and other pork innards are also well braised with rich flavors. They go perfectly with the smooth and slippery rice noodles. Their Kuey Zap different from other stalls is soup base is not too much thick, relatively fresh but it gives off thick of the ancient early taste.
Duck Egg Char Kuay Teow is one of famous food in Bukit Mertajam. There are 3 stalls operated by 3 brother, one is located next to the Bukit Mertajam taxi station, one is located front of the Bukit Mertajam old railway station, and one at Jalan Kulim, Bukit Mertajam. Their Char Kuay Teow is served with a lot of ingredients, including cockles, prawns, chili, bean sprout and pork lard. You can request to add an additional fried duck egg on top of the Char Kuay Teow. The noodles were smooth, thoroughly seasoned with special black sauce and come with plenty of cockles and crunchy bean sprout. The taste is very fragrant and full of “wok hei”.