One of the best stalls in Penang (or so as reputed) is located along Kimberley Street; one of the busy streets in the jostling town area.
This stall has brought back some old memories as I remembered how my daddy told me about this stall and bought a piece of Ban Cheng Kueh back then.
They are reputed to be famous for their brown sugar version of the pancake
However, be ready though, as I find the owner of the stall i.e. the maker of the Ban Cheng Kueh (the man) is not friendly.
In fact, one word to describe him? Rude
He was not really friendly to his customers and was questioning/answering his aloof customers in such an arrogant manner.
I almost walked away from the stall when I heard him snapping at my friend!
The wife, on the other hand, was much nicer and she was polite and courteous to the customers, as she slowly reaffirmed your order prior to wrapping them with banana leaves
There are two versions of the pancake; the thicker flour version or the crispy one.
Of course, in Penang, the most preferred and more famous one is definitely the crispy version
Brown sugar as the contents
Make sure that you do not request for them to put into the plastic bag while it's hot if you don't intend to eat it immediately.
The crispy pancake should be left on the rack to cool for a while before being wrapped to avoid it becoming soggy later on.
The soft and soggy version is definitely not a delight!
I do hope the man will change his attitude, otherwise, no matter famous or not, he will just turn away tourists (local and foreign alike).
I know I am not one for the fame alone; the attitude counts.
Looks like it's time these famous hawkers take up a lesson or two in manners and courtesy!