Saturday, August 14, 2010

Leong Chee Kee - Penang, Malaysia

Getting Lost for Baked Goods
I'll wander around for a long time and have Puffin ask people for directions if there is something sweet at the end of the trip. Leong Chee Kee is lauded for its coconut biscuits and we searched hard for this hard-to-find bakery. The coconut biscuit was a let-down, definitely not the best thing they make. Good thing we found something there which was way better.....

I'm referring to the Tau Sa Pia - otherwise known as Tambun biscuits. Tau Sa Pia is Hokkien for bean paste pastry. These are flaky, sweet bombs of mung bean, smaller than a golf ball. The outer pastry contains icing sugar which makes these deeply sweet - as soon as I ate one I ate three more. These made the trip worth it.

On our second visit a sheet of wedding cakes had just come out of the oven.

None of us was getting married but we asked to try a few. They were still hot.

They were stuffed with dou sa (sweet red bean paste) which burned my tongue. Of course, I kept biting and kept getting burnt. Very delicious.

If you plan to visit, go to 64 Campbell St. Take the small alley across from #64 and turn at the second right. Please click on the map link at the end of this post or you're bound to circle around for quite a while, lost.

People's Court (south of Campbell)
Penang, Malaysia

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  1. We still have the traditional egg cake to test.. Maybe bkf. Stuffed to the max for now!

  2. @Dodo - can we have it for breakfast??