I have no idea why its called kacang putih, literally translated "white nuts". Its actually spicy savoury snacks of Indian origin consisting of what else but various types of nuts, crisps and savoury concoctions. In the olden days, for me that's the 70's when I was a little boy back in Tampin Linggi, I used to ask, beg or throw a tantrum to get some of. Back then it came in paper cones made of old newspapers or magazines - Majalah Hiburan - with pictures of people dressed in ridiculous wide collars, bell bottomed pants and platform shoes.
Anyway, back to current times, I met this vendor recently whom I am certain will be a success. Just like the olden days, his stall is mobile, well perhaps better than the old rickety bicycles and a crate to pile the goodies on. Same mode none the less. Being mobile, he chose a very strategic location. Near the ATM machines during salary season. He's friendly and flashes a smile to everyone. Does not seem to mind if you just want to take a peek, offers bits to taste and still smiles if you did not buy anything.
The clincher was the fact that he offers a bag for RM2 but buy 3 mixed bag for only RM5. Its not so much the offer, but the way he executes them. It is very hard to resist. Totally in contrast to the posh, rude "Chef" that I posted about recently.
Alas, the kacang putih came in plastic bags not in paper cones... Good luck Macha.