The Start of The Journey…




27th Feb 2009

We headed off to Pg, THE island of gluttony (very apt destination for a bunch of gluttons like us ;p) on a scorching Fri afternoon.

Doubling up as a food trip, we planned to stop at a few places along the way, both while heading towards Pg and on the way back..

1st stop was Tanjung Malim for the in-famous Yik Mun Pau.
Since I heard soooo much about it, and never actually ate it before, I was full of anticipation. After all, I’ m a carbo-freak.. I luvvv my bread, paus, cakes, pasta, rice and kuey teow and mee..

Sadly…

Seriously I can’t, for the hell of me, comprehend why it is famous! It is one of the worst pau I have ever tasted. Very much like those paus that one gets at the rest stops along the highway, while some of those actually tasted better!

Ok, maybe I’ll be kind and grant Yik Mun some slack, & at the very least I would say the fluffy, airy soft texture of the pau is err…nice.
The fillings left much to be desired. Very Malay-ish kind of curried minced meat (both for the chicken and beef ones) and plain red bean (one that Sunny ordered).

Overall, very processed- taste food, I won’t recommend this as easily as I would recommend Eng Heong Kaya Puffs, Penang Him Heang/Ghee Heang or Kampar Chicken bun.
To think that this is a trademark kinda place.


Unsatisfied, I googled it and yess… pls read the in-femez Motormouth post on it, AND THE COMMENTS after that! Explains it all!
Paus made by Chinese for the Malays – my exact thoughts!

I think I’ll better stop now lest I get assaulted with hate-mails from the Tanjung Malim’s paus fans..

Certainly no cravings for this one!

This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. babe_kl

    i supposed dats the price for modernisation. these paus are factory made now. the curry chicken pau used to be delish ūüôĀ

  2. 550ml jar of faith

    Haha, love your honesty… I can almost see the dismay on your face just from reading the post. From the looks of it, I wouldn’t be too convinced by the reputation either!

  3. thenomadGourmand

    babe: yeahh..wish i get to taste it back then when it was delish!
    550ml: oh..my face was more than dismayed; more like annoyed like hell. LOL

  4. mimid3vils

    The filling is so miserable~~~

  5. Steven Goh

    sounded like ip man to me on the name. Thanks for the sharing, I will make sure no dropping by there when I am traveling on highway.

  6. thenomadGourmand

    mimid3vils: EXACTLY.
    Steven: ur better off eating at the rest stops stalls! had to pay toll somemore to masuk Tg Malim. hhummrphh!

  7. Big Boys Oven

    BAU from HELL? Must be a nightmare on foodtrail street . . .

  8. thenomadGourmand

    BBO:haha..not all were bad..wat for my next post!

  9. Selba

    Ouch.. a worst pau? It reminds me to the hongkong pau that the filling was human meat.. Have you seen the movie based on the true story?

  10. vialentino

    alamak….worst pau ever tasted sumore….guess not all famous food will taste delicious…

  11. thenomadGourmand

    selba: ohh that one! yes..its so femez that everyone was jz talkg abt that show that time! LOL.
    vialentino: yes, trust me. MOST are over-rated!

  12. Nic (KHKL)

    hmmmm, i wonder if they will make their way to kl anytime soon…so many local favourites are branching out these days!

  13. thenomadGourmand

    Nic: ohh..they are actually “here”! Think they got an outlet at Hartamas Shopping Center selling them frozen ones..

  14. J2Kfm

    wui? i missed this post lah! hahaha … in-femez? =P

    hehehe …. you mean In & Famous? (see the delusional part of me?)

    anyway, true lah … my uncle also said gettin worse as their ego probably inflated from the steady stream of customers.

  15. thenomadGourmand

    j2kfm: u famous and in-famous and notorious! LOL! hahaha…

  16. CRIZ LAI

    Haha.. what an experience! I normally go for pao that need to wait in a queue.. at least that would be the sign for being delicious there… a typical Penangite. Haha! ūüėõ

    http://crizfood.com/

  17. thenomadGourmand

    criz: i know.. but tis sooo femez mahhh.. & i luvvv paus! cant believe it's femez for that kinda shit…

  18. fatboybakes

    guffaw, really ah, the pau is that bad ah?!! had a good chuckle!

  19. thenomadGourmand

    FBB: ohhh..i’m still reeling frm how bad it was! ;p

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