Deep Fried Spring Rolls at Air Itam
‘Pohpiah’ or spring rolls is originally a Nonya ‘kuih’ or snack. The filling is basically made of shredded Chinese turnip (jicama), carrots, mushrooms, meat and prawn all stir fried and then simmered until tender.
Fried pohpiahs, peeping out the shelf window and calling out to passing customers..."Buy me!"
The pohpiah stall at Air Itam is located at the market area, right beside the ‘famous’ Air Itam laksa. In my opinion, the deep fried pohpiah there is one of the best in Penang.
Pohpiah and her other deep fried friends cooling off on a wire rack...
The pohpiah is served with a specially made chilli sauce and they also have other deep fried stuffs like tofu, lor-bak, fish ball, crab ball and century egg to go with it…
I have a sister who adores deep fried pohpiah. The mere mention of the word pohpiah can send her drooling. I bet she’ll like this post very much!