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Your day by day pasar malam expertise with ramly burgers and takoyaki

It was not way back that pasar malams had been a factor of the previous (at the very least quickly) with the rising concern of Covid-19 and subsequent circuit breakers. I remembered it prefer it was yesterday…oh, the issues we’d do for a hen Ramly burger! Then got here Pasar Malam Nook, which was first talked about in a viral tweet on 3 Feb 2021 by the proprietor’s daughter who mentioned, and I quote phrase for phrase: “will carry the pasar malam to u !”

Pasar Malam Corner - Exterior Shot

It’s 2022 now, and it looks like there’s a pasar malam close to my space (Woodlands) nearly each three months. In reality, one is at present being arrange beside Causeway Level as I’m penning this. Regardless of that, Pasar Malam Nook remains to be surviving with its stall simply beside JCube.

Nevertheless, it’s not all rainbows and roses, as many have identified how Pasar Malam Nook’s meals objects had been pre-cooked in enormous batches, which to be sincere does occur at a pasar malam. There have been additionally netizens who warned in regards to the rudeness of the workers there. Both manner, I got here mentally ready for each.

What I attempted at Pasar Malam Nook

Pasar Malam Corner - Ramly Burger, Appam Balik and Takoyaki

To deal with the elephant within the room: sure— most, if not all of the objects had been ready manner earlier than any clients got here. I regarded in horror as my order of Beef Ramly Burger (S$4) was accomplished in a matter of 5 seconds. The woman took it out from a styrofoam field, ready-wrapped and oddly heat. 

Equally, my order of Hotdog Takoyaki (S$3) was taken from a pile of dough balls stacked upon each other. It was completed with a splattering of chilly mayonnaise and takoyaki sauce and topped with bonito flakes. In a accident, the girl informed me I needed to look ahead to at the very least 10 minutes for my order of Apam Balik Chocolate (S$4) to which I gladly agreed.

In addition they had fried fritters resembling Yam (S$2), Goreng Pisang (S$2), Wadai (S$2.50) and each Curry and Sardine for S$2.50 all at 3 items per serving. Apparently, there are Malay dishes resembling Nasi Sambal Goreng, Nasi Lemak and Ayam Penyet although I couldn’t discover them once I got here. Additionally, the workers had been good. 

Pasar Malam Corner - Takoyaki

The chilly Hotdog Takoyaki tasted like the same old takoyaki you get at a legit pasar malam, minus the warmness in fact. I’ve all the time preferred the addition of bonito flakes because the chewiness and umami style elevates the dish.

It might need been a placebo however I assumed the Hotdog Takoyaki wasn’t as stuffed as in comparison with these I had earlier than. It was type of hole however nonetheless had sufficient chunk. Perhaps there’s a motive why they provide 6 items for the same old worth of 4.

Pasar Malam Corner - Beef Ramly Burger

This could be an unpopular opinion, however I used to be by no means a fan of Ramly burgers. The combination of sauces and dry patties simply doesn’t do it for me. The mess afterwards alone isn’t well worth the worth. However I digress, Pasar Malam Nook’s Beef Ramly Burger was surprisingly heat regardless of not being cooked to order and being eaten in the midst of a heavy rain.

Pasar Malam Corner - Beef Ramly Burger

Surprisingly, I loved it. It wasn’t as dry as I had anticipated and the sauce added to the expertise as an alternative of detracting from it. Primarily based solely on its style, they used chilli sauce, nacho cheese, mayonnaise and I believe a slice of cheese.

I additionally appreciated that the sauce was on the egg, as an alternative of the patty, which made it cleaner to eat. Truthfully, it tasted higher than those I had in an precise pasar malam.

Pasar Malam Corner - Apam Balik

Lastly, onto the one freshly cooked objects for lunch. I don’t assume all of Pasar Malam Nook’s apam balik had been cooked contemporary as I noticed many pre-made ones. I suppose I obtained fortunate with my flavour. The opposite flavours embody Authentic/Peanut (S$3.50), Oreo (S$4), Candy Corn (S$4), Coconut (S$4) and Cheese (S$4).

Pasar Malam Corner - Apam Balik Chocolate

My first chunk was a fluffy one and it jogged my memory of pancakes. It was additionally nonetheless very heat regardless of being eaten final. The warmness helped make sure that the chocolate filling remained in a melted state. Talking of which, the chocolate wasn’t fully candy and was undoubtedly aplenty. Total, an excellent and heat snack to have however I might advocate sharing a portion.

Closing ideas

Pasar Malam Corner - Finished

Total, I assumed Pasar Malam Nook introduced an honest pasar malam expertise. Sure, you received’t get the long-lasting sweltering warmth of such gala’s and the bustling noise that comes with it however at the very least the meals was as much as commonplace.

Shifting ahead, I might like to have seen extra distinctive pasar malam meals resembling fried Oreos, ayam percik and Thai milk tea to carry it nearer to a definitive expertise. Worth-wise, it was comparable and even barely cheaper than a pasar malam.

Anticipated harm: S$4 – S$11 per pax

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Worth: $

Our Score: 4 / 5

Pasar Malam Nook

135 Jurong Gateway Street, #01-333, Singapore 600135


Our Score 4/5

Pasar Malam Nook

135 Jurong Gateway Street, #01-333, Singapore 600135

Phone: +65 8657 1630

Working Hours: 11am — 9pm (Every day)



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