Apr
18
2011

Springy potato (Tornado potato)

Last weekend, I finally did something I should have done ages ago – walk in Jonker Walk! :P  Being a Malaccan it can be quite embarrassing when everyone else is talking about it while you have NO idea whatsoever about it!
Finally on Saturday evening, we step foot in Jonker Walk.. Woo hoo!
Jonker Walk baby! Look at the crowd!
I found something LONG and SPRINGY and immediately I fell in love with it! :P
I did not know what it was for I’ve never seen anything like it before! My nieces told me that it is springy potato on skewer. Cool! My nieces are more well-versed than I do *blush* 
Since I’ve never eaten that before I just have GOT to try it…
Oooh.. I thought this is a rather naughty bunting, the more I HAVE to try it! :P
Scout around and found out that there are several stalls selling these snacks. I wonder which stall should I go to?
When faced with this kind of dilemma, you need to adhere to Submerryn’s guide to good food rule #5:
5) When you are in a foreign place and are unsure of where to dine, look for the place with the longest queue.
Followed by rule #6
6) Make sure the queue consists of locals and NOT tourists! If you see locals queuing, you know you’ve found a treasure.
Followed by rule #7
7) If there are long queues EVERYWHERE, look for the cutest looking dude manning the stall. You can never go wrong!
So after going through rules #5, 6 and 7, I found my treasure! :D
Potatoes
The machine that is used to slice the potatoes
The potatoes are then pulled through a skewer and stretched.
There! My cute dude! :P Here he is bathing the potatoes with batter. Aww.. look at how sexy he does it! :P
The potatoes are then deep fried in hot oil
And removed once they are golden
The cute dude will then sprinkle the seasoning of your choice (mine is cheese) and there you go – Tornado Potato! :D
My niece loves it too! Menyesal I bought two sticks only! Next time must go there and look for this cute dude again. I tell you, the rest of the stalls I saw are manned by Oriental looking aunties! wink! wink!
GPS Coordinate: N2.19815 E102.24472

19 Comments + Add Comment

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    oh we have that here too… though haven't tried it yet

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    that looks so yummy! oh i love the night market at jonker walk.. but i haven't been there in ages! :D

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    Seems to be getting very popular lately. Not really a fan though… I prefer my potatoes mashed.

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    I dunno stepped into jonker street for how many times while you called yourself orang Melaka! Haha…. Eh, that pretty lass in blue standing beside the stall, you should have zoom onto her mah! :p

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    I wanna try dat too!! :D

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    Oh very special springy potato. I've been Jonker Walk once only.

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    I been Jonker Walk once and I loved it! Wanna go back… somemore now got potatoes and hottie!!! :P

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    oh, i've seen that many times but then have not tried that at all.. so i taste like potato chips?? hehehe, thanks for your tips, but i guess the queue principle cannot be applied when you are in SG, hahahaha!!

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    Oh my, you're a malaccan? :) haha, ok i shall not dwell on the obvious. But glad you finally had the chance to check out the night attraction of Malacca.!My eXperiences – <a href="http://www.isaactan.net” target=”_blank”>www.isaactan.net

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    I saw ppl DIY this at home!!! & I can get this at my area, no need to go so far to Malacca :P

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    Wow! I must taste that potatoes! So yummy. Awful lot of starch there but what the heck. :p

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    I saw that before but didn't try it coz the oil looked a bit too dark and unhealthy! But it certainly looks GOOD!!

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    Chris Au – tsk tsk! *roll eyes*Carol – JOM! :DSK – You in Spore?

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    hahah..u serious ah? didnt go there . . hmm.. true also la, usually we don go to all the tourist tourist area eh .

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    Here we call it potato twist

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    cannot resist potatoes any which way its cooked. must try next time.

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    How come I have never seen this before? Are you sure it is in Jonker? :p

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    Tekkaus – Time for you to go to Jonker again!!! :P

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