A cruller in western context is a fried pastry made of dough which may resemble the shape of a doughnut or twister sticks with some cake characteristics. Crullers are often topped with powdered sugar or icing, but now-a-days with more sinful ingredients. Traditional crullers were being made and sold at Dunkin’ Donuts, not until 2003 when they decided to stop these delicacies due to the labour-intensive nature of the process.

In this part of the globe, crullers are almost the same as those found on the western hemisphere except that they are coated nor topped with any other ingredients. Chinese crullers or commonly known as 'you tiao' are sticks of dough deep fried till goldenly crisp, with the inners of the 'you tiao' should still retaining some softness. Last Sunday, after reviewing the Ivy's Kitchen and after picking Gill up at her friends', we went to this road side stall along the main road of Paya Terubong in search of the not-so-well-known 'Te Chang You Tiao' or extra long crullers.

The 'Te Chang You Tiao' stall is manned by Mr. Tan junior and his pretty efficient workers. Over here one could get a glimpse of how the traditional Chinese crullers are made. It all starts with a batch of dough which is then separated into smaller batches or blocks. Then the dough is left to sit or rise before they are prep for the fryer. What is so special of the crullers stall is that they produce extra long golden crisp cruller sticks which are around 14 to 15 inch. The normal Chinese crullers in town are half the length of Tan's crullers.

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