Since we were in Cameron Highlands over a weekend, it meant that we were right on time for the night market in Brinchang – one of the two small towns in the Highlands.
The night market opens in the late afternoon on Fridays and Saturdays and it was filled with awesome street food! Our dinner for both nights were all scouted from here – so much cheaper than the hotel’s “take-out food” menu and a lot yummier too
Here are some of the street food that can be found at this weekend night market:
An assortment of fried vegetable fritters, which looked really delicious upclose.
I still remember the moment when I walk by this stall the exact moment when these boxes of fried hati ayam (chicken heart) were placed on the table. The aroma was so wonderful and absolutely delicious that I had to tear myself away from the stall.
The most interesting thing in the entire night market has got to be these honeycombs. We bought a teeny stick to try and it was so delicious. It was quite an experience eating fresh honey out of the actual source. How much fresher can it get?!
I love it so much that I got a bigger piece to bring back for dessert that evening. Yum yum!
Because it is a literal “strawberry city”, there were many stalls selling strawberries on sticks (to be dipped in chocolate fondue style) in all sorts of assortments. They made really pretty photos but for once I restrain myself which is a huge deal because strawberries and marshmallows and chocolates all at once is something I’m kinda addicted to.
Speaking of strawberries, check out this ice lolly made with real frozen strawberries. These were a delightful treat despite the cold weather. We had it on both days we were there!
One more strawberry related food item before we move on: dried strawberries! These were so sweet and good, the perfect snack really
Fried crabs – which were huge!
This was the chicken which captured our attention the first evening we went down to the night market. But we didnt get it then because we were being silly about houseflies flying around. The smell of it as it was placed on the able was heart stealing.
And we thought about it all night and then we finally got it the next day. No regrets. One of the yummiest chicken ever.
These yam and pumpkin balls look so fun and cheery don’t they?
Not too sure if these were the same things being fried, but let’s assume it is (same shape and size, lol)
Then of course there were peanut pancakes! We bought the ones with both corn and peanut inside
Now that that’s done, let me show you what street food we had for dinner on both nights (sat at our pretty hotel balcony overlooking pretty skies):
Day 1 Dinner
Dinner for Day 1 was quite a variety. We had the most yummy albeit basic nasi lemak (which had nothing but ikan bilis, egg and sambal), a ramly burger – which was just okay despite the sauce being too sweet, grilled corn(!!) and finally peanut/corn pancake + honey comb for dessert!
Day 2 Dinner
On our second day, our thoughts were more organized and we focused on the yummy chicken we saw the day before. So, we bought 2 varieties of rice with the same chicken – one briyani rice and one fried rice – and it was so so good. Like I said no regrets! And a grilled corn for each of us because you can never have too much grilled corn in my opinion.
So I guess that’s it! My only advise when it comes to street food is to be wise when choosing the stalls. We haven’t fallen sick due to having street food while on holiday ever, but perhaps we are just lucky that way Hope you’ve enjoyed this post!