As a Penangite I grew up eating our famous “tau sar pneah” (green bean paste biscuits) and had accepted it as part of Penang’s heritage and culture.
When in Ipoh it was always the kaya puffs.
The very kaya puffs that I personally dislike as the shop is forever crowded, the shopkeepers rude and the puffs overly greasy and sweet.
I only got to know of these meat floss biscuits that is (apparently) synonymous with Ipoh recently. And for the first time in my life, I ate a flaky biscuit with fillings of salted egg yolk, dried BBQ meat and meat floss… and I LIKED IT! 🙂
Guan Heong’s biscuits are nearly a century of heritage. Each of these are handmade from a century old recipe. And yes, handmade. Not machine made.
The ones you see here are Guan Heong’s signatures trio – Meat Floss with Lotus Paste Biscuit, Dried Pork with Lotus Paste Biscuit and the Meat Floss with Salted Egg & Lotus Paste Biscuit, which incidentally is Guan Heong’s best seller.
A box of the signatures comes in a trio of threes; meaning 3 of each variety. They are individually wrapped to maintain its freshness and also to ensure no overlapping of aroma.
For more variety surf over to their site: www.guanheong.com – they deliver as well within Peninsular Malaysia so no fret if you don’t travel to Ipoh often. If you can’t go to Ipoh, Ipoh (or rather Guan Heong biscuits) can come to you.
It is difficult for me to crown a favourite. I like the Dried Pork with Lotus Paste Biscuit because I like my bak kwa with anything. I love bak kwa. Period.
The combination of sticky, sweet pandan lotus paste with dry, savoury yet slightly sweet floss is brilliant. There’s different aromas, textures and flavours all in one crunchy bite.
Now add that with a salted egg yolk. A salted egg yolk is the Chinese’s answer to make anything or almost everything decadent or simply taste better.
So salted egg in a biscuit? Why not!
Those experienced with salted egg yolk will know the distinct yet peculiar taste and texture of salted egg yolks; all at once salty, grainy and fatty. So imagine all that in each bite of Guan Heong’s Meat Floss with Salted Egg & Lotus Paste Biscuit, it’s no wonder that it’s their best seller! 🙂
So I reiterate. Besides retail, Guan Heong offers delivery within West Malaysia since they have a high demand from their fans in other states. You could contact them via Tel: 05-2412399 / 017-5736277 or order through email: [email protected]
Here’s the range of biscuits they sell:
1) Meat Floss biscuit – RM 15.60
2) Salted Egg Meat Floss biscuit – RM 21.90
3) Dried Meat biscuit – RM 22.80
4) Package A (mix of 3 flavours in a box) – RM 20.10
1) Chicken biscuit (bottle) – RM 15
2) Heong Pheah (box) – RM 9.50
If you’re ever in Ipoh (please give me a holla cos I want to go too!) do visit the Guan Heong Biscuit Shop!
Address as below:
160, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Tel: 05-2412399 / 017-5736277
Email: [email protected]
Office Hour: Mon – Sat : 9am to 7pm AND Sun: 10am to 3pm