Fabulous tar sar pneah at Kluang

Tong Huat Confectionery @ Kluang, Johor – delicious tau sar pneah

After numerous postings on FB/Instagram about my love for Tau Sar Pneah (you can check out the ones I tried from Perak –> http://www.rebeccasaw.com/tau-sar-pneah-from-teluk-intan-perak-tiger-brand-yee-thye/), my friend Han got me 2 packs of tau sar pneah from his hometown Kluang.
This is the only stall dao sa pheah I will eat” he had declared with pride. 

I had challenged him if he had tried any others from Perak and Penang, since both states are known for tau sar pneah. In fact I was rather skeptical of Kluang as a “famous tau sar pneah producer”.

Tong Huat Confectionery - Tau Sar Peah

The biscuits come in only one size; spherical with crisp and flaky pastry.
Filled with aromatic semi-moist mungbean paste (fried split mung bean) these doesn’t have fried shallots mixed into the paste. I usually like mine with shallots, but Tong Huat’s tau sar pneah are so good that I didn’t mind them without. The sweetness of filling is just right too.

Fabulous tar sar pneah at Kluang

The biscuits are packaged hygienically in food-grade wrapper to preserve freshness. However, they are best consumed within 2 weeks.

a visit to the famous tar sar pneah at Kluang

After finishing my stash and hoping that Han will be heading home to Kluang soon so I could re-stock on them, an offer for a 2 days 1 night trip to Kluang came up.
And thus I made my maiden trip to Kluang and happily enough, a stopover at Tong Huat was in our itinerary.

The production:

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Packing:

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It was fun and educational to be able to watch them make and pack the famous tau sar pneah. Though I didn’t manage to get any tips or recipes, it was an eye-opener.
And of course, it provided me the opportunity to stock up on more of their biscuits!

Making:

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They offer more than just tau sar pneah of course.
This was also my first encounter with charcoal kuih kapit (love letters) and I just had to buy some to sample.
Unfortunately I find them too sweet and heavy on the coconut milk. I had always preferred mine with a strong, eggy flavour.
The pineapple tarts were worse (I’ll update with an image once I find it), was too sweet for me.

charcoal kuih kapit

Pineapple tarts:

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So if you are in Kluang, make sure Tong Huat is on your list of must-visit.
Do call them in advance too, for the tau sar pneah are very popular and usually out of stock.

Tong Huat Confectionery
Address: No. 28 & 30, Jalan Cantik, Johor, 86000 Kluang
Phone:07-771 4616

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