Tuesday 9 April 2013

3 In 1 Glutinous Rice Cake & BM Yam Rice @ Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai, JB

3 In 1 Glutinous Rice Cake 华仔三合一招牌炸年糕 @ Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai

Glutinous Rice Cake is a traditional festive food for Chinese, especially during Chinese New Year. One of the best way to consume it is to deep fry it. I was always lazy to do it myself, as it is not so easy to make good fried glutinous rice cake. The alternative way is to buy the ready one, but is quite rare to get it in the market. Luckily, when I passed by Restaurant Wah Cai, I found there is a queue for this deep fried glutinous rice cake. So we decided to buy some as tea time snacks.
3-in-1 Chinese Cake raises your curiosity? The signature 3-in-1 deep fried glutinous rice cake here is sandwiched by yam and sweet potato and coated with a thin layer of batter. So customers are able to kill three (but not two) birds in one stone, enjoy yam sweet potato and glutinous rice cake at one go, definitely satisfy everyone's desire.
Beside the signature deep-fried glutinous rice cake, the stall also offers banana fritters, fried sweet potatoes, cempedak, yam and even the king of fruits--deep fried durian! Anyway, the price is not so approachable, a deep fried cempedak costs us RM2.50, whether the taste goes in line with the price? Let's check it out~
Deep Fried Cempedak 炸菠萝蜜 RM 2.50/pcs
The deep fried cempedak here is slightly different from normal mamak stalls. For ease of eating, the stall owner remove the seeds of cempedak before deep fry it, to make it worth the RM2.50, I believe the owner combines few pulps of cempedak to make a cempedak fritter. The size is so huge. The batter is quite well done with the crispy texture. I wonder if the cempedak has been specially picked, it is very sweet and taste good!
Banana Fritter 炸香蕉RM1.50/pcs
If cempedak proves too strong, go for banana fritter. Whole banana is used in perfect the banana fritter, ensure your satisfaction. The banana fritter was crispy on bite and banana filling inside was fresh and juicy. We feel great every bite of its. 
Signature 3 in 1 Deep Fried Glutinous Rice Cake 三合一年糕 RM1.50/pcs
Last but not least, the signature 3 in 1 deep fried glutinous rice cake is on my plate now! A very huge piece indeed, gather all three gems in a piece. I vote this as the worthy deal, isn't it?
Interesting colours of the ingredient draws a very clear division between sweet potato, glutinous rice cake and yam. The combination is excellent and tantalizing, the glutinous rice cake with gula Melaka's fragrance and not too excessive sweetness, matched well with the potato and yam. 

Address : Restoran Wah Cai 华仔
86, Jalan Pahlawan 2, 
Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai, 
81300 Johor Baru
GPS : N01 31.358' E103 39.880'

Business Hour : 7:00am to 4:30pm


BM Yam Rice 槟城大山脚猪杂汤 @ Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai

This BM Yam rice set up in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah is alledgedly offers good and authentic yam rice originated from Bukit Mertajam. While its good name is spread around in a facebook page, as an authentic "BM Lang", definitely have to try on it. 
The restaurant was not too crowded as I thought during my visit in the noon, it makes me suspicious over its fame, anyway, I would like to gamble my luck to get a true authentic BM yam rice.
Yam Rice 芋头饭  RM1.50
The yam rice is fragrant with scallots and dried shrimp, and big chunks of yam are hidden in the rice. Yet, it is not enough sticky as what I had in Bukit Mertajam. 
The sambal chilies sauce is one of the similarity that I found. The sambal chilies sauce mixed with dark soy sauce is the special feature of BM yam rice, and it remains good here.
Salted Vegetable Pork Soup 咸菜猪杂汤  RM9 for Two
The salted vegetable pork soup is still as appetizing as it had been. The soup was really flavourful. It has pork liver, kidney, intestine, pork balls, etc. To add in some local element, silky smooth beancurd has been inserted in the soup. According to the owner, customers can refill the soup at no charge.

Overall, although the taste is far more different from the famous Bukit Mertajam's stall that I regularly visited, it still, console my homesick when I stay 600Km from my hometown.

Address : Penang BM Yam Rice
12, Jalan Pahlawan 2, 
Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai, 
81300 Johor Baru
GPS : N01 31.455' E103 39.969'

Business Hour : 10:00am to 9pm


  1. All fritters so huge in size!

    1. @choiyen For the meaning, the price is huge also.. keke