Many of the stall close early, around 7 PM, because there is no business. The owners say that many times they sit for hours in the early evening with no customers. They are more than willing to stay open later, but with no business it is a waste of their time and money. During the lunch time business is fairly brisk, as people from many of the small businesses in the area eat their lunch here. But once these workers go home business dies down. Hopefully with new condos and shop lots opening in the area, more visitors to Old City will be welcomed.
I have mentioned the Porridge Stall and the Thai food stalls before, as I frequent them quite often. A new stall that has opened in the past few months is The ABC Curry Fish Head. I have eaten the Sting Ray Curry Claypot and it is very delicious. It is served in a claypot with a spicy curry, tomatoes and okra and a generous portion of steamed rice. I like my food very spicy, so Kenny, the owner obliges me with a super spicy portion. For most Westerners he tones it down a bit. He also cooks a very good squid curry, with fresh squid. I told Kenny that I would plug his business here in hopes of increasing his business. In the future I will try to mention some of the other stall, to hopefully increase their business also.
|Claypot Curry Fish|
|Kenny, the owner of ABC Curry Fish Head|
|ABC Curry Fish head|