Before I started posting for this Pasar Malam entry, I think I should pay a respect to the late Sibu MP , Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew. He passed away on 9th of April 2010. The news spread very fast, and we got the confirmation after we saw the press.
Anyway, he did not influence much into my life that I don’t know what credit I should write for him. Coincidentally, just the night before he passed away, Alex and I went to Pasar Malam of Sibu town and saw one of this picture stick on the hawker stall.
In this photograph : Dato’Sri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Late YB Datuk Robert Lau, YAB Pehin Sri Hj. Abdul Taib Mahmud & YB Dato’ Wong Soon Koh.
This photo was taken on last July 2009 during the visit of our Prime Minister to Sibu. It is like getting closer to the public. At least from this picture, I know that the Hawkers were happy and being proud of their visit to the Pasar Malam.
Back to the Pasar Malam post that I intend to write.
The Pasar Malam in Sibu has been one of the tourist spot, or Sibu’s unique attractions. As a Mirian, I hardly find a pasar malam that operates daily, and it consist of Chinese and Malay stalls running business under one roof. Well said, 1 Malaysia.
This Pasar Malam, just like the Pasar Malam in West Malaysia selling varieties of food, fruits and vegetables. Not only that, there were some stalls selling apparels for all ages with a reasonable price. Most of the hawkers here have been running the business for years or more.
Start with the most popular items sold in Pasar Malam is the BBQ pork. Whichever part from the pig you can get it here.
Did you see the pig nose?
This young man is BBQ -ing the pork belly.
Then you can also get the ready made – economy rice and dish. OR you can call it “Chap Fan”.
There’s variety of dishes, but honestly speaking, I do not dare to try.
Next, the 2nd popular items in Pasar Malam will be this Mini Apam Balik, or in chinese they call it half moon 半个月亮。
These were made from the Malay stalls.
Price are standard.
1 piece for RM0.40 and 5 pieces for RM2.
The making of Apam Balik would be easy from what we seen, but still the most critical point is on the tactics of pan baking and the ingredients.
It was very competitive that when they see lots of people are urging for this Mini Apam balik, lots of stall start selling the same item. To my surprise, it all runs by young people.
But still the most succesful stall of Apam Balik still belongs to this young lady. I’ve seen her here since her size was smaller. *chuckled* I mean since she’s in teenage years la.
Together gather with her should be her brother. They look alike.
We always have to queue for her Apam Balik while the other stalls are waiting for flies instead of customers.
Although it looks a bit crumpled but it taste good!
On the 3rd ranking, would be the “Pao” seller.
They sell varieties of Bun, I mean the Chinese White Bun. And also they sell dumplings and some nyonya kuih.
This is the old man that I would respect, but I rarely buy Pasar Malam’s bun.
He runs the stall all by himself, and is a very hardworking old man. Whenever I pass by his stalls, he will greets his customers and tell them the Bun is hot, good to eat.
This hawker, is just 2 stalls next to him. Its really competitive, but they have their own ways to survive.
On the 4th ranking and onwards, I personally think it would be this lady who sells boiled Sweet Corns and some snacks.
The Malay Kebab stall also very popular.
RM2.50 for one kebab.
Want to have some Kacang Putih??
RM1 per cup.
Colorful beverages, Orange color should be air Samboi – kind of lime juice.
Not to forget, the fresh soya bean and soya jelly.
Visited my the Prime Ministers and the YBs.
The remaining stalls are those sellling fruits and veges.
Would you come to visit the Pasar Malam, this is one of the spot that you can’t miss in Sibu.
It operates daily start from 6pm till 10pm.
Location: High Street of Market Road.