Roasting Chestnuts at Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Do not be alarmed if you see billowing smoke ahead of you as you walk among the bustle of Petaling Street. The smoke is likely coming from a large drum of roasting chestnuts. Watch as the arm rotates the berangan over a bed of hot stones or charcoal until they turn a reddish mahogany brown. When they slightly cool, purchase a bag, add some salt and peel away the skin to reveal the tan center. You are in for a delicious snack. The Chinese have enjoyed these treats since the 5th century BCE.

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49, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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