Saturday, September 24, 2011

Keong Kee Heong Peah - Gunung Rapat, Ipoh

Ipoh, Gunung Rapat is famous for Heong Peah (literally translated to Fragrant Biscuits), a traditional Chinese biscuit with crispy layer outside, soft malt sugar paste inside.

The brand that I normally buy is the widely marketed and commercialized brand - Yee Hup. Today, my sister introduced me to another brand - Keong Kee Heong Peah, also from Gunung Rapat.

Keong Kee Heong Peah is baked the traditional way. The pastries are stuck onto the wall of an enclosed oven-like clay jar with burning coconut shells. The burnt coconut shells give Heong Peah, a unique aroma and thus it's name.

Whether it's Yee Hup's or Keong Kee's, Heong Peah is best eaten when it's freshly baked. I like both the brands even though I was told Yee Hup's is no longer made using the traditional oven.

When eating Heong Peah, make sure you have tissues or serving plates at hand in order not to create a mess.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cheong Foh Café - Klang

After the disappointing Mee Hoon Kuih and cendol, my brother-in-law took me to Cheong Foh Café to try the famous coffee, toast and dry curry mee.

Cheong Foh Café is located at No 1 Lorong Gopeng/KU1, Dataran Ocean, 41400 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. Apparently the coffee shop is managed by the same family for over 50 years at the same spot. They are famous for coffee and homemade ‘kaya’ (coconut jam like bread spread).

I ordered Kopi Or Peng (iced coffee). I do not find the coffee special and too sweet. I still prefer the Kopi Or Peng from Ipoh Chang Jiang White Coffee in Section 17.

The toast is really good. Heard they also sell the kaya but it gets moldy very fast because they do not add preservative.

There are a number of stalls in the coffee shop selling noodles. Highly recommended to try the dry curry mee.

After going to 3 shops in Klang today, finally we found one that suit our taste buds :)

Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih House - Klang

Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih House
19 Lebuh Bangau, Taman Berkeley, Klang.
Opening hours: 10:00am – 11:00pm daily

Today, I was supposed to go back to my hometown to prepare for my Mom's death anniversary but my sister said she will take me to Klang to buy the stuff for the prayers instead of me driving 300+km.

So off to Klang we went. Most time, when in Klang, we will go for Bak Kut Teh but this time, we decided to try Mee Hoon Kuih for a change.

When we arrived at the shop, it's already very crowded. We placed our order and waited for nearly 30 mins before we were served. Looking at the crowd and the way they prepare the Mee Hoon Kuih, I expected it to be very good.

After tasting it, honestly, I did not find the Mee Hoon Kuih special so I asked my sister and her family whether they like it and they gave me the same answer.

So, the next time when we goes to Klang, Mee Hoon Kuih is out of the list of things to try!

Cendol Klang - Jalan Nanas, Klang

Today, we accidently found this cendol place which is supposed to be famous cendol stall in Klang.

Cendol Klang,
78, Jalan Nanas,
41400 Klang, Selangor D.E., MALAYSIA

* The cendol shop is located next to the shop selling Chinese prayer materials.

My sister was not very keen to eat the cendol as there was a strong smell as we entered the shop but since there are so many people eating there, we decided to order 2 bowls, 1 cendol biasa and 1 cendol with corn and pulut to try.

Luckily we only ordered 2 bowls as we did not quite like the cendol even though everyone told us it's famous and one of the best. We still believe Penand Road cendol is still the best cendol!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ipoh Chang Jiang White Coffee

Ipoh Chang Jiang White Coffee.
Address: 14 Jalan 17/1A 46400 Petaling Jaya Selangor Malaysia.
Telephone: 60122267799

Ipoh Chang Jiang White Coffee was recommended by my brother-in-law's friend, "bah leh ko".

Kopi Or Peng
Ipoh Chang Jiang White Coffee is famous for their white coffee  (of course!) but I must say they served the best "kopi or peng" too.

Ipoh Hor Fun
Their other speciality is the Ipoh "hor fun", flat rice noodle in clear soup, chock full of delicious flavours and served with chicken strips and fish balls (made from tou fu fish), garnished with chopped spring onions and fried garlic.

Steam Chicken
Another popular item is steamed chicken which goes well with the hor fun.

Liver and Gizzard
My hubby loves the "spare parts" which also goes well with the hor fun :)

This place is usually packed and to prevent confusion, every order will be issued a queue token.

Brunch today (8pax) cost RM81.00 for the hor fun and chicken and RM12.00 for the coffees.