I guess Heong Piah is quite synonym in our life especially to us, Chinese folks, where these pastries are usually bought as souvenirs. If literally translated, they meant fragrant pastries.
Although I don’t take Heong Piah as often as I do for Tau Sa Pia, I have heard of it all this while. Perhaps it’s just not my thing, hehe. Anyway, I still give it a try when my friend who happen to get back from Ipoh, got me this Yee Hup’s Heong Piah for a simple fare.
From the outside, it looks just like an ordinary biscuit. Just that it is slightly flattened balls, which is round in shape with some dashes of white sesame on the top. Then as you bite into the pastry, you feel a gluey filling. It can be sweet at times, but this by Yee Hup was still acceptable.
The filling is a little sticky, which is made from malt and shallots, which is then covered by a flaky baked crust and garnished with sesame seeds on the surface. Thus, the snacks as a whole, gives out an aromatic and crisp texture to the foodie.
Until today, Heong Piah remains popular with the Malaysian Chinese community, especially those hails from Northern Peninsular Malaysia like Ipoh, for instance. Tourists who happen to spend their getaway at the town would normally look for these bakeries as a momento for their friends, or just purely self-indulgence later ^^. And it’s quite easy to obtain as they are sold at most of the stores in town.
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