Indian food eatery specialising in traditional Indian snacks. Signature snacks include freshly made appam, thosai and putu mayam.
Ghim Moh Road Market and Food Centre,
Blk 20 Ghim Moh Road #01-15, Ghim Moh, 270020
(This branch DOES NOT serve freshly made putu mayam, but factory made type)
Mon - Sun: 6.00am - 1.30pm
New branch opening today (6 Nov 2013) - Jurong Point Food Court, Basement 1.
Mon - Sun 9.00am - 9.00pm
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Freshly made Putu Mayyam ! and Appam !
Eating Putu Mayyam was definitely one of my childhood weekend pleasure... my parent would occasion packed it for me whenever they can locate the hawker. Moving forward, trying to locate putu mayam is still difficult nowadays. Previously in Johor Bahru, at the Caltex petrol station near old Causeway CIQ, there's an Indian guy on motorbike selling the snack. But that's history too, with the CIQ relocation. I spotted the same vendor around the Shell station (the 1st upon entering JB) but seemed he was disallowed to hawk his fare at the area by the management ..Sigh...
When you do chanced upon it locally, usually at Indian roti prata stalls, it's invariably the factory-made type..and if you are early, it's come with the "must-have" shredded coconut and orange-coloured coarse sugar. And if you are towards the "tail-end" of the putu mayyam stock, you may only get the sugar but not the coconut, which I think destroyed the "feel" of eating the snack. Such is my "love affair" with the Indian snack...
When I spotted a local TV program recently featuring the hawker stall selling this snack (and freshly-made too!) I knew I just had to check it out. So good news to all who love Putu Mayyam (and Appam), the stall is now located at Kranji MRT (within the Kopitiam Food Court).
I struck up a conversation with the stall owner (son of the lady owner of the original Heavens' Indian Curry at Ghim Moh Rd Market & Food Centre), who informed they are no longer at the Simpang Bedok location. And they just opened another branch at Jurong Point Food Court Basement 1, today (6 Nov 2013).
Their strategy is to tap on Kopitiam Food Court with it's established traffic and location network. So from what it seems, the company is embarking on an expansion drive to bring traditional Indian snacks readily to the masses. And I can see a rosy future for their ambition given the scarce competition.
So, does the fresh made putu mayam tasted better? In my humble opinion, I believe I need to "re-tune" my taste buds after eating years of factory made (less fresh and cold) putu mayyam. My piping hot putu mayyam came with generous spoons of the sugar and coconut. But upon biting it, just tasted soft, somewhat "moist". Somehow the usual firmer texture is not there..BUT! hey, I have to be fair..it's freshly made! just off the steamer. So it's not a fair judgment. And their appam, 6 types of flavours no less....deserved to be checked out. So until the next trip, I shall return to savour you again, my lovely Mayyam..eerr....sorry..Putu Mayyam.