Pasembur Stalls in Penang
Pasembur (10 May, 2008)
Penang Pasembur is a spicy salad dish that are usually sold by Indian Muslims and occasionally by Chinese hawkers as well. The Indian version is often called Mamak Rojak while the Chinese version is often called Cheh3 Hoo2. The name cheh hoo means "raw fish", although presently, the only raw "fish" in the dish is likely to be the jellyfish, which is also often poached.
Pasembur is a popular Penang hawker food usually taken as a side dish during lunch and dinner time. It comprises shredded cucumber, hong kuak (Chinese turnip), potatoes, taukua (beancurd), bean sprout, along with hae chi (prawn fritters), niau-choo chi (flour-batter fritters, literally meaning "mouse fritters"), and sliced boiled egg. Some stalls also garnish it with poached jellyfish. The whole salad dish is then covered in a spicy sauce made from sweet potato.
Ingredients of Pasembur:
- Chinese turnip
- bean sprout
- prawn fritters
- flour-batter fritters
- boiled egg
- poached jellyfish
- sweet potato gravy
- chilli paste
You can find pasembur stalls all over Penang Island. Many of these sell mee goreng and mee rebus as well, though the Chinese pasembur stalls sell only pasembur. I pinpoint the stalls that I can recall on this food map below, and hope to add to it whenever I come across more.
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Where to find Pasembur Stalls in Penang
Pasembur is available at the following locations in Penang:
- Cecil Street Market Hawker Centre
- Batu Lanchang Hawker Centre
- Restoran Kapitan Queensbay
- New World Park
- Selera Sim, Jalan Tengah
- Kedai Kopi Seow Fong Lye, Macalister Lane
- Restoran Kapitan Chulia Street
- Restoran Sri Moorthy, Farlim
- Astaka Batu Maung
- Balik Pulau Market My Favourite
- Restoran Bee Hooi, Burmah Road, Pulau Tikus
- Gurney Drive Hawker Centre, Persiaran Gurney
- Northam Beach Cafe, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
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