It’s a bit embarrassing to admit but when I first moved to Malaysia, I thought that a wet market was a floating market like you’d find in various countries around Southeast Asia and I tried to convince my friend Ramesh to visit one with me for a vlog. He agreed but with a strange look in his eyes until he realised what I thought they were and then he was rolling with laughter … and it was pretty funny. A wet market is simply a mercado or local market where individual vendors and farmers sell their produce, meats, flowers, and other goods. The one that I recently explored is the oldest wet market in all of Kuala Lumpur, located in the central beating heart of Petaling Street. Come with me for a quick tour of Penjaja Gallery Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, commonly known as Madras Lane. You can buy live chickens there, pig heads (and every other part you’d want), oodles of fresh fish, and wildly exotic (to me) vegetables, and fruit.
There are also a some amazing and quite famous food stalls there that you can discover in my 17-minute Insider Food Tour Of Petaling Street that I shot this same day … eating for 4 hours like a local 😉
Given that pork is sold you can imagine that it is a very Chinese market so I’m sure there are amazing herbs and produce you can buy there that would be hard to find elsewhere.
And do check out Jenn’s blog Chasing Food Dreams!
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