A Hawker Fare: Peanut Pancake
A Hawker Fare: Peanut Pancake 31. July 2019
One of the many fascinating facets of Kuala Lumpur can be found at Jalan Petaling (Chinatown). The central marketplace is dotted with stalls and has grown into an identity with a unique soul that’s very much its own.

Here, a few hawkers have even achieved celebrity status, such as the iconic peanut pancake or apam balik hawker.

Peanut Pancake Kuala Lumpur

This very friendly Chinese senior will pose for a quick photo as he goes about making his signature snack – a crunchy pancake with crushed peanuts and sugar spread on the inside, folded up and cut into large slices. A live cooking show entails, chat him up as you relish the delicious snack.

Peanut Pancake at Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Hang Lekir
Opening Hours: 12 noon to 9pm, daily

Watch the peanut pancake-making process below where pancakes are the stars of this no-name pushcart, which has been in operation for more than 50 years. More than 100 plates of peanut pancakes are sold every day to crowds who eagerly await a magical mix of margarine, flour, peanut and sugar.