Butter me all over…

I’m love spending time at markets, be it morning or night ones.

There’s something about the motion & movement in the whole market place, the crowd (though I hate crowds, I don’t seem to mind them in markets), the bustling and lively atmosphere, the smell of fresh air & produce, the kaleidoscope of colours, the stalls selling everything from hair pins to roast pork; and of course, the sheer myriad of cooked food available at the most reasonable prices.

This is normally where I would spend a bomb, a bit of that from this stall, another pack of that from that stall, & yeah gimme some of that..looks good, oh..that too..never seen before eh? Ho chiak ah?

And so whenever I come back from the pasar malam, I would definitely have enough food to last me til the next day’s lunch. No joke.
But I digress.

Robin’s article in TimeOut KL this month caught my attention with the words “potato balls”. I tell you… I absolutely adore these.
In Penang, the best are at the Batu Lanchang market, afternoons only. Recent constant mingling with Pg floggers revealed one at the Weld Quay that dish out some seriously heavenly fried goodies that’s unbeatable, oil and all.

But then, that is Penang.

In kay-el, the hunt for my favourite snack is ongoing; I didn’t fancy the Petaling Street one as it got coconut flakes, likewise for the ones by I love yoo (or something of that name, I can’t recall) that’s sold in Pavillion.

So hence a Sunday morning hunt to OUG. Clutching my copy of TimeOut KL. Walking every street in the area.

To cut a long story short, we managed to find the stall, albeit missing any signboards of “wan ping an” as described by dear Robin.

donut in process

I didn’t managed to catch her in action while rolling out the potato balls, but it was really selling like hot balls (pun intended)!
The balls were accounted for even before it was rolled, and I had to make my order and come back for it a good 30mins later.

Golden Hot Balls…

Soft, gooey insides…

It wasn’t sweet enough for me, I’m guessing she didn’t add any sugar in the batter mix or it could be the potatoes that she used. While I like mine pillow-y soft and porous in texture , this is the more densely gooey version.

And so, the hunt for the perfect potato ball continues.

Moving on…

The rings that people queue for.. more in demand than the LOTR’s…


fresh from the wok..

Dusted with sugar…

Ta-daaa! The ORIGINAL glazed. RM0.50 each

Better than J Co? Big Apple? oh no.. i hear you ask “Krispy Kreme”??

Sorry la..cannot compare.

The texture is completely different. Think J Co’s airy + fluffy + light bread-like texture versus the yu tiao (chinese crullers) kinda texture; soft but denser & slightly chewy.

This donut is more alike the latter. But it is good nevertheless.

Worth queueing up for? Nahhhh

butter me all over
It screams moist, rich and the wonderful aroma of real butter.
With the right ratio of salt and flour and butter; this is awesome. The texture still retains the airy “spongy-ness” required of butter cakes & I would think this to be one of the better hawker-sold versions you’ll get in KL.
There’s no stopping at one piece, trust me!

With a queue longer than the kilometres you need to run to burn these babies off…

go ahead…

be like us, stock up a few boxes!
For RM7.50, there isn’t much to complain really (other than the queue of course).

The chocolate version looks just as decadent, so maybe this coming Sunday?? 😉

This Post Has 37 Comments

  1. Wilson Ng

    TTDI got a van selling donut during afternoon session. Opposite the old food court. That was good.

  2. Not2Eat

    Wah it is really freshly made.

  3. Selba

    Forget about the balls and donuts… give me the cake!!! 😀

  4. J2Kfm

    i also dun really like the petaling street one.

    i like sweet potato balls crisp on the outside, chewy, dense, and sweet.

    cakes from the market reminds me of the penang pasar malam where i used to stay.

  5. Sean

    the queue isn’t the part that scares me … it’s having to wake up on sunday MORNING to get these! all of them look really tempting though, i’ll need to find someone to tarpau for me!

  6. thenomadGourmand

    wlson: hhmm..mayb i’ll go hunt tht out..not a fan of donuts tho..

    Not2Eat: hello!!
    of course. Mayb of the goreng pisang malay stalls also like that right?

    selba: the cake was really good 😉

    J2Kfm: ” potato balls crisp on the outside, chewy, dense, and sweet” AGREE! ipoh got ah?

    sean: haha..its everyday not jz Sun i think. but for the love of food?

  7. 550ml jar of faith

    Oh my! I completely missed this during my OUG day out! The potato balls are practically oozing with that warm fuzzy feeling… you know some days I actually prefer the cheap donuts of yesteryears, brings back memories of queueing up at the school canteen 😀

  8. UnkaLeong

    Hehehe, is that me I spy in the queue? Checking with Sis on where we used to get the Fan Shi Tan 😉

  9. UnkaLeong

    Hehehe, is that me I spy in the queue? Checking with Sis on where we used to get the Fan Shi Tan 😉

  10. Bangsar-bAbE

    Gimme the donuts and cake! Gimme gimme gimme!!! =D

    Take me along with you next round, can? *puppy eye look*

  11. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    at 7.50 i rather queue here than in jco or krispy kreme anytime! in any case its all calories!

  12. Myhorng

    i like the golden hot balls but not donut. donut too sweet for me dy.

  13. PureGlutton

    Wow…the buttercake looks really good!

  14. Nic (KHKL)

    woahhh, nothing like the smell of warm butter in the morning! ok, weekend mornings la. ;D

    if u like potato balls, there is a stall in the jinjang selatan wet market that’s really good. it has been there for more than a decade. but yeah, a bit far la…hehe

  15. thenomadGourmand

    550ml: yes..old school alws the best no?

    UnkaLeong: Yup thts ya! this sun prob is gonna be u again! ha!

    bangsar-babe: no prob..u can get up by 8am??

    joe: yes, better this than J Co/KK. but here no air con ya! lol

    myHorng: ohhno no no. here the donuts is juz right. not diabetically sweet.

    PureGlutton: we buy some for you this Sun?

    Nic: well..now I got driver alreadi.. Kindly email directions to u know who ;p

  16. mimid3vils

    I can fell fluffiness of the cake by just looking at ur photo!!

  17. cariso

    The butter cake RM7.50 worth leh!

  18. thenomadGourmand

    mimid3vils: it is!!

    cariso: yesss..”beh yau pun tat”

  19. WEI ZHI

    whoa such sinful indulgence! me wan

  20. Allie

    I have the urge to grab a piece of the butter cake from my monitor! I almost can feel the softness from your picture! Omg.. beh tahan la..

  21. Life for Beginners

    I’d say I’ll join you this Sunday for the chocolate version of that lovely butter cake but I’ll be in Penang then. 🙁

    Maybe another weekend?

  22. Tummythoz

    *note to self: set alarm for Sunday morning*

    Scratch that. Set LOUD alarm for Sunday morning.

  23. thenomadGourmand

    wei zhi: hehe..let me know. i take orders & you can pick up frm me in PJ

    allie: yes, the pics did turn out nice hor?

    LFB: in Pg?? so u knw whr to go to eat? wanna me hook u up w some Pg foodies?

    tummy: come come!

  24. CUMI & CIKI

    u really like ur BALLS ar, woman!

  25. burpandslurp

    gosh, I’m drooling!
    you know…when I first came back to singapore, the first place I wanted to visit was those stinky fish markets…

  26. fatboybakes

    7.50 for all that ah? WOW, she must have a cow in her backyard to make her own butter. how la, to make money laidat!

  27. sakaigirl

    i love cakes!

  28. thenomadGourmand

    cumi&ciki: err..ahem.. edible ones?

    burpandslurp: heehe..lov them dont ya? best bargains there too!

    fbb: i suspect thr are mix of planta in it as well? or..OUG stil not so commercialized lorr

    sakaigirl: ohh..ur my kinda buddy! we go cake hunting want??

  29. Tastebuddies :)

    hey, i stay near OUG and i go to the market everywhere, and yes those cakes in a van are heavenly! my family queue up every weekend for the chocolate flavoured one and i think u should really try! yummy and super addictive! recently she came up with banana with walnut and carrot with walnut flavour as well 😉

  30. Tastebuddies :)

    ooops sorry i meant *everyday not everywhere :S

  31. thenomadGourmand

    tastebuddies: nx tme I'm there I call you can ah? 😉
    banana with walnut and carrot with walnut flavour? how come I nvr saw tht?

  32. Tastebuddies :)

    haha sure thing! 😉 hmmm i didnt know they have those 2 flavours until i saw them one weekend,and the aunty told me theyre really popular too! nice flog, btw 😉

  33. J

    omg. which oug market is this ? not that familiar wif oug. is it the one at the end of happy garden, by the slope?

    1. rebeccasaw

      Oh dear.. i can’t remember.. but it is near the coffee shops!

  34. J

    hey no worries, i found it on antr blog, the address, that is. cheers.

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