In search of a good dessert after lunch, we found ourselves in brickfielsds at their famous pisang goreng stall. This stall is situated opposite the entrance of YMCA in a little corner coffeeshop called Restoran Yit Seang.
There were many people queuing up in the heat just wanting to taste this uncle’s pisang goreng, us being one of them. While waiting for our pisang goreng, we managed to speak to the owner of the stall and found out the stall has been here for the past 27 years! Amazing. There are two generations running the stall now, the father who does the frying and also the son whome we spoke to.
So when asked bout their secret to their success, he pointed out that only the best ingredients are used. The bananas they used are specially imported from Pahang, and is a species called Pisang Raja. The king of bananas. These bananas are usually exported to Singapore.
They not only serve their special pisang goreng, but they also sell their other best seller kuih bakul which is actually ‘nian kau’ ( i don’t know what its called English) wedged in between 2 pieces of yam, dipped in batter and deep fried. Oooo..so good.. These were selling like hot cakes.
After getting our fried goodness, we headed into the coffeeshop to dig in. It was delicious. The pisang goreng literally melts in your mouth and it feels as if it was soaked in honey, it was really sweet. Absolutely divine. It will go perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream..Mmmm.
The kuih bakul, what can I say? Look a the photo and you can see for yourself. This you must eat when its hot. The ‘nian gau’ in the middle melts when fried so when you bite in, you just bite into the gooey centre. Will definitely be back for more. And whats more, you can actually call in advance to place your order and you can come and pick it up after. This will definitely make a good tea time snack or dessert at your open house. Worth it.
Brickfields Pisang Goreng
Opposite entrance from YMCA
Opening hours: 1230pm – 6pm
Mr Chiam 012-6172511