Considered as one of the biggest night market in Penang, Farlim night market takes place on a spacious field at Medan Angsana, Bandar Baru Air Itam. An exodus of people flock the field when the dusk set in, thronging across the narrow paths between the stalls in a mission searching for scrumptious snacks or goodies to purchase. A few wonderful food can be found here and be prepared to leave this place with a full stomach.
Try a plate of Char Koay Kak / Fried Raddish Cake here for a more stomach fulfilling sensation. Cubes of raddish cakes are fried in dark soy sauce together with bean sprouts, then topped dried raddish to give it an intriguing salty taste. Have it fried with either chicken or duck egg to enhance its aromatic scent, with the duck egg will smack the bowl of raddish cakes with a much greasy yet pleasant feeling.
Asian staple food such as noodles, vermicelli and fried rice are sold at affordable price yet able to give the feeling of full stomach, thus always drawing a huge customer base.
Yong Tau Foo has been a favorite traditional snacks enjoyed by locals. The snack is simple with variety of seafood balls stirred with chili sauce and dark sweet sauce, yet the simplicity yields great appetite satiation. Do not forget to request for soup refill after you are done with the seafood balls.
We could sell the aromatic scent of charcoal grilled satay distance away when the chef is preparing that. The stomach always had space left for a few skewers of it. Moreover, with the price of less than RM 1 per skewer, it could not do much harm to your wallet.
Pamper yourself with more pork skewers offered by other stalls. The same stall also selling curry fish balls, simmered in the curry soup for a long time, allowing the essence of the curry infusing to every corner within the fish balls. Eat while it is hot to taste the squirting curry.
The assortment of skewers displayed on the lok-lok truck is simply irresistible. Take a few skewers which seduce your salivary glands and dip it into the bowl of boiling water, then douse it with the sauce of your preference for the ultimate enjoyment.
Looking for something chilling after drenched by sweat for thronging in the crowd? Cool yourself down with the refreshing coconut ice cream or look for the truck "Malaysian Mixed Dessert" for a variety of desserts offered. The truck usually will appear in major night markets across in Penang, and they really serve a good bowl of chilling dessert.
If you prefer a hot version dessert, go for the soybean pudding (dauhua) from Ah Hua Dou Hua. The soft and fluffy soybean is topped with either the choice of black or white sugar syrup to give it a sweet ending. Cold version is available as well.
The snacking party continues with some non so local snacks as night market always a place for small entrepreneurs to market their newly invented food. Cheesy stick is something interesting we spotted. The fritters had hot cheesy filling, and a small cup of the sauce of your choice is given for dipping purposes.
Even western food is available at night market. The oozing mayonnaise and chili sauce from the burger almost made us stuff the calories load into our stomach.
Quench your thirst by having a cup of brewed coffee from Coffee Haven. The quality of coffee here is on par with some of the cafe in Penang yet affordable in price. Alternatively, drink a cup of the all-time favorite sugar cane drink.
The trip to night market does not limited to eating spree only. Go for a shopping spree as well, bargain and grab a few items for your house at a relatively lower price. Sometimes, there are certain items might catch your attention and gave you a chance to save some pennies comparing to shopping in malls.
|Cintra Food Corner aka Bak Zhang（日本街肉粽)|
Location map refers here
Operation hour: 6pm - 10:30pm every Wednesday
Transporation: Take Rapid Penang 202 , 203
Recommendation time to spend here: 2 hours
Pros: A variety of food and goodies
Cons: The field gets muddy if rains