Pasar Malam Food


The infamous Night Market in Cameron Highlands remains as one of the top attractions among both local and foreign visitor here. If you are familiar with the Pasar Malam concept round Malaysia, you will know that this is the place to go for food, snacks, products and everything else you can think of. In Cameron Highlands in particular, the Pasar Malam is full of surprises with some of the best foods around.

If you have visited a Pasar Malam somewhere else in another state, you will notice that most of the foods sold are deep fried and cooked. In Cameron Highlands, the Pasar Malam is slightly different with a lot of fresh produce and farm products. Along here, you will come across the Apam Balik. This is a type of traditional pancake normally made with butter, peanuts and sweet corn and then folded in half. Look for the stall with a lot of people and large crowd because there are quite a number of sellers here of which some are quite tasteless and badly mad.

Meanwhile, you must try the Goreng Ubi Ball which is sweet potatoes rolled into balls and then fried in hot, boiling oil. This snack is very popular among Malaysians but in Cameron Highlands, it is a lot tastier mainly because of the availability of fresh potatoes.

Steam corn is another type of food that you must try. Known locally as Jagung, it is a healthy snack and very fresh because Cameron is known for its locally grown, large and yellow corn. Before buying your cup of sweet steamed corn, ask the seller if the Jagung is locally grown or ‘imported’ from Ipoh because they are not as sweet as the former.

If you come across fried mushroom or fried vegetables most notably water crest, you might want to try them out but you should only do so in moderation because this type of food might not be too healthy. While they are naturally vegetables, the oil gets absorbed into the food during the frying process which we think makes it too oily to be taken in large quantity.