7 Traditional Chinese Biscuits You Must Try in Ipoh
2014-03-24
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Thanks to the success of Old Town White Coffee, most of us are now familiar with the popular foods and drinks in Ipoh, Perak. Apart from White Coffee or Sar Hor Fun, Ipoh is also famed for its traditional Chinese pastries. Many old bakery shops with nearly a hundred years of history can still be found in the old and new town of Ipoh. Here are some of the traditional Chinese biscuits that you must try if you happen to pay a visit to the historical city of Ipoh.

1. Heong Peng 香饼

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2. Meat Floss Biscuit 肉丝饼

OpenRice Malaysia, Ipoh, traditional biscuit, heong peng, meat floss biscuit, sesame stick, brown sugar biscuit, egg biscuit, Guan Heong Biscuit Shop OpenRice Malaysia, Ipoh, traditional biscuit, heong peng, meat floss biscuit, sesame stick, brown sugar biscuit, egg biscuit, Guan Heong Biscuit Shop A popular round shaped biscuit in Ipoh with delicious meat floss filling. Its appearance is similar to that of Penang’s tambun biscuit, but is about twice as big. The skin is thin and crispy with multiple layers, and the meat floss filling is usually mixed with salted egg or lotus paste to enhance the taste. Now, you can also find the same biscuit filled with dried meat or Bakkwa, adding an even stronger and richer flavor to the biscuit!

3. Sesame Stick 芝麻粩

OpenRice Malaysia, Ipoh, traditional biscuit, heong peng, meat floss biscuit, sesame stick, brown sugar biscuit, egg biscuit, Guan Heong Biscuit Shop A traditional sweet snack that is popular among young and old. It is made of rice and deep-fried until the rice stick is crispy and hollow inside. It is then coated with fragrant fried sesame, adding an extra crunchy texture. The delicious snack is also widely used by Chinese as offerings to worship their ancestors.

4. Sachima 萨其马

OpenRice Malaysia, Ipoh, traditional biscuit, heong peng, meat floss biscuit, sesame stick, brown sugar biscuit, egg biscuit, Guan Heong Biscuit Shop A popular Chinese pastry that can be found in many Chinese-speaking countries. Originated from China Manchu, Sachima is a sweet snack made of flour, butter, and sugar. It has a unique square shape consisting of strips of fried dough that are both crispy and fragrant. The snack is especially popular during Chinese New Year.

5. Brown Sugar Biscuit 黄糖饼

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6. Egg Biscuit 鸡蛋饼

OpenRice Malaysia, Ipoh, traditional biscuit, heong peng, meat floss biscuit, sesame stick, brown sugar biscuit, egg biscuit, Guan Heong Biscuit Shop Egg biscuit in Ipoh is normally handmade using egg and flour and baked until the surface turns golden yellow and the texture becomes crispy. The biscuit’s small and round shape makes them fun and easy to consume. Definitely a good snack to eat while watching movies!

7. Kuaci Soong Far Biscuit 瓜子松化饼

OpenRice Malaysia, Ipoh, traditional biscuit, heong peng, meat floss biscuit, sesame stick, brown sugar biscuit, egg biscuit, Guan Heong Biscuit Shop A soft and sweet biscuit with crispy melon seeds. The size of Soong Far Biscuit is quite big, which makes it an ideal snack for afternoon tea. Many locals like to eat it with Chinese Tea to tone down the sweet flavor of the biscuit. Having difficulties finding all these delicious biscuits? Try your luck at Guan Heong Biscuit Shop, which is one of the oldest biscuit shops in Ipoh. Find out more best restaurant in Ipoh Discover more hottest chinese restaurant

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