sri rampai night market
i love night markets. sometimes it's hard to find good stalls with food worth a try, especially the ones selling curry mee or laksa or plain good ol' char kuey tiaw. still i love the atmosphere and i'd go just to feast my eyes on the local street food varieties. it's been a while since we went to one. when we moved to the area we also moved away from the places we frequently visit, including the night markets i've gotten so used to.
Chinese night markets usually open early, right before sunset and ends around midnight. i found out about this one after a desperate Google search of 'night markets within the Klang Valley', something like that. it opens every Thursday, a mere 10-15 minutes drive from home. score!
when we got to the stalls area there weren't many people around, some stalls were just setting up, getting ready for the night. it could get really, really hectic. we bought two cups of sweet air mata kucing (an iced drink - special mixture of winter melon, monk fruit, dried longan, and sugar). the best drink to beat the heat. we walked through the 'alleys' in between the carefully arranged stalls, looking for anything to buy. food, mostly.
most of the food are cooked on-site. like this one, selling char kuey tiaw. we bought a pack to-go just cause i was curious to see what's the hype all about - they were getting continuous orders from visitors. people were surrounding the truck.
i think it's safe to say this night market has the prettiest location compared to other markets in KL. sometimes it could get a little annoying when the stalls are built so closely along a busy road, but that's not the case with this one. also probably because we got here around sunset and the light was shining through the tall trees surrounding the area. it was a quick trip but i had fun :)
p.s night markets is such a big part of Asia - slightly different in every location, the food, the people, the goods. in a way, these markets shows the cultural differences within this multiracial continent. i like that. i'll share more markets when we got the chance to visit another, hopefully soon!