It’s food truck party every Saturday


  • Metro News
  • Friday, 24 May 2019

A young customer receiving her order from Island Delicious burger truck helper Muhammad Hazim Mohd Aris, 17.

KOREAN and American-style street food were popular choices among patrons at a food truck carnival in George Town.

Many visitors were seen queueing up at the Island Delicious food truck during the Supper at Batu Lanchang event.

The truck offered more than 20 food items such as Korean spicy chicken and burger, among other types of street fare.

Food truck owner Azrie Ilias, 33, said he was surprised by the large crowd that showed up for the event on Saturday.

 

A crowd queuing up in front of a food truck selling Japanese ramen and bento sets at the Supper at Batu Lanchang food truck carnival. 

 

“The response was simply overwhelming. We are looking forward to come back again,”he said during the event at the Batu Lanchang Market car park.

Azrie said their best-sellers were the Korean spicy chicken, double cheese beef burger, double cheese chicken burger and lamb burger.

“We also have crispy chicken tempura in our children’s menu,” he added.

 

Large crowd gathered during  'Supper at Batu Lancang' at the car park beside Batu Lancang food court./Picby:CHAN BOON KAI/The Star/18 May 2019.
Large crowd gathered during  "Supper at Batu Lancang" at the car park beside Batu Lancang food court./Picby:CHAN BOON KAI/The Star

 

A total of 26 food trucks took part in the Supper at Batu Lanchang event, which will now be a permanent feature at the venue every Saturday from 7pm to midnight.

The event also included live performances and caricature drawing by Penang-born cartoonist Mohd Azmi Mohd Hussin.

Earlier, Batu Lanchang assemblyman Ong Ah Teong launched the event.

 

Cartoonist Mohd Azmi drawing a caricature of Ong during the food truck carnival at the car park of the Batu Lanchang Market in Penang. (Left) Customers waiting and taking their meals at the tables set up at the carnival.
Cartoonist Mohd Azmi drawing a caricature of Ong during the food truck carnival at the car park of the Batu Lanchang Market in Penang. .

 

“We will have a trial run for the first three months to study the response from the public towards this initiative.

“It is jointly organised by TLM Event and Taman Ghee Hiang residents representative committee, aimed at promoting local and international cuisine.

“We also hope that the initiative would become a tourist attraction and help promote Batu Lanchang among tourists.”

Customers waiting and taking their meals at the tables set up at the carnival

Ong said some of the international dishes available included burgers, pasta, pizza, sushi and kebab.

“Besides, visitors can also check out the dessert food trucks that sell a host of sweet treats, including coconut ice-cream and cake,” he said.

He noted that not all food trucks would operate there every Saturday, but assured that the organisers would somehow maintain at least 20 food trucks per week.

For more information, call Aaron (017-4114217).


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