Proudly known as the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is known to the locals and tourists alike as the food paradise/haven on earth and it is not a surprise to find many fans of the Penang delights and food with restaurants and cafes establishing their popularity by selling Penang food abroad.
As a Malaysian blogger, you would have seen that my blog covers a lot on the food found in Malaysia; particularly in Penang and Kuala Lumpur, both cities dear to my heart as they are both places where I call home.
Penang is truly a food paradise for food lovers as you will find all sorts of food available everywhere, and the best time, anytime!
There's food for every occasion; from breakfast to dinner and even those in-between meals. Well, it just goes to prove that Penangites (or Malaysians in general) love to eat, all the time
Muar Chee, is a type of local snack which is a popular favorite among the locals, especially in Penang although it can be found in other states too (rare but can be found if you're lucky)
It is a made of sticky glutinous rice dough; and cut up into shapes of all sorts to make the sticky rice balls (it does not have to be round).
The sticky rice balls/dough are then served with grounded peanuts and coarse white sugar; along with fried shallots (if you wish).
Muar Chee can be found on the streets; in the markets or the night markets and usually (though not always) it is an old man selling them on a push cart. The stall could be really small and there may be limited lighting but there will be a white sign with red words "Muar Chee" written across it.
You can choose the amount you would like to have; prices start as low as RM2 (~USD$0.65-.70) for a box like the above.
It's sweet, and really chewy, and obviously the main reason why Malaysians love this snack!
No limitation/restriction to the best time to consume this, as it is a snack and follow the Malaysian/Penangite style, eat whenever you feel like it :)
*Not recommended for diabetics*