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.
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 of peanut pancakes are sold everyday to crowds who eagerly await a magical mix of margarine, flour, peanut and sugar.