Taman Free School flats are one of the earliest low-cost high rise flats found in Penang, after Rifle Range flats. My tua-ee or eldest aunt used to stay there and I used to frequent the hawkers there. Being in a much poorer area, hawker foods are cheaper but tastier because the lower income folks won’t be eating out if the foods are not tasty enough for them to spend their hard earned money on.
The hawker centre is located near the roundabout near Heng Ee school. Next to it, there is a huge open field and sometimes, the pasar malam comes to the place. Parking is available as well. The place is open day and night.
I am featuring here the night hawkers. The first stall is the seafood stall selling all kinds of shellfish and crabs.
Hubby and I ordered a plate of sweet and sour crab. Taste wise, not bad but if it is a bit sweeter, it will be great as all the other flavours are there. RM17.50 for two crabs and the flesh is rather solid as well.
The main purpose we went to Taman Free School is to eat the foiled wrapped seafood. The stall sells many varieties of foiled baked foods like salted chicken, black pepper chicken, kembong fish and the one we had. The packet consist of stingray, okra and squids. RM13.50 which is inclusive of one plate of white rice. Do try the salted chicken because it is very delicious with white rice.
The Stadium Curry Mee is also another popular stall. The curry mee used to be located near the Penang Stadium, hence the name. The speciality of stadium curry mee is the very boiling hot soup which is not very milky like other types of curry mee. Though it looks rather watery, the flavour is there. With just a bit of chillies paste, it is very spicy and nice. RM3.00 with two fresh shrimps.
The loh bak stall is also doing brisk business. I ordered some as takeaway for my children. The hair-chee or prawn fritter is good.
There are many other stalls there including one ban chean kueh stall. I will make a post for the ban chean kueh later on.