Introducing the Roasted Chestnut King of Batu Pahat. Well, you should be honoured that when you arrive in Batu Pahat taking the bus, you get to see the Chestnut King.
His little stall is located right outside of Eng Motor, one of the first motorcycle dealer in Batu Pahat. It’s located along Jalan Soga. On the right of Courts Mammoth.
This is the man. People call him Ah Chiang. Tell him you saw him on the website, maybe he might give you an extra chestnut or two.
Where are the chestnuts? Well, if you see from the first picture, there’s these black bags. These are where the roasted chestnuts are kept warm.
The warm chestnuts. You know why many people in town likes his chestnuts?
His chestnuts are roasted from the raw nuts all the way till they are done. In some places, they boil them first and then roast it in the final stages before selling. But for this guy’s, it’s roasting all the way.
The next time, you arrive in BP or waiting for the bus to go back home, drop by and grab some chestnuts from him.
Chestnuts are called Buah Berangan in Malay. People usually call it “Gao Lat” in Hokkien.
He opens his stall around 9 am in the morning. He closes at around late evening maybe 6 plus.
During weekends, his stall closes at around 9 pm or if they are all sold out.