Tuesday, July 14, 2015

What I bought

I bought MYR22 worth of pastries from Siew Pow Asia bakery. Breakdown as shown in the photos below. Too many choices so I just chose randomly.

Nice box to put the siew pows in

I bought 7 siew pows at MYR1.60 each. Two have been removed from the box above. This siew pow has a traditional taste so no butter taste at all and no artificial enhanced flavoring, just plain old siew pow. I did not eat it on the same day so no photos of a cross section.

A pack of mini tao sar pneah (mung beans pastry) for MYR5 - they are not like those from Penang as in they are slightly salty with a fried shallots taste.

One Chan Pao at MYR2 - I did not see how it looks inside. The seller said the fillings are exactly the same as the fillings in siew pow.

2 tao sar  pneah (mung beans pastry) at MYR0.90 each. The fillings are slightly salty and have fried shallot taste too.

The mung bean fillings are the coarse type.

I bought this two "biscuits" to try, the top one costs MYR0.90 and I don't know its name. The bottom one costs MYR1.10 and is called lor poh pneah - literally translated into wife's biscuit.

The top one has texture like a soft cookie but not as sweet. The fillings are dark, sticky and sweet.

I broke it into many pieces so that 5 of us can have a taste of it. The comments I get is that the dark sticky sweet fillings taste like the sticky fillings of mixed nuts mooncake with a hint of orange peel taste.

Wife's biscuit - Lor Poh Pneah with white sesame on top.

It has layers of flaky crust and so is very crispy with a translucent sweet and sticky filling. 5 of us shared this as well. I am not familiar with how a HK Lor Poh Pneah tastes like so I can't comment on this based on that.

26 comments:

  1. Same here, if too many choices, I'll also want to have one of everything, kekekeke.. My favourite gotta be the siew pao and lou por peang..

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  2. They have a nice box like that now? Not when I went. Nothing there that I would want to go back for more though, not that I can remember.

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    1. Yes they have. Not even for the siew pao?

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  3. wow lots of different biscuits and pastries to try there.. I think it would be one big box should I (who can't decide but like to try a little of everything) choose just one of each, haha!!

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    1. If you go there, please do that! :D

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  4. Hahaha I didn't blog hop over the weekend, missed so many posts, malas to comment on the post before this lah. This Siew Pow Asia seems to be selling so many different type of pastries. I remember that really famous one only sell a few different types, and focus mainly on siew pows.

    I would probably just go for siew pows and mini tau sar pneah... and maybe the chan bao... Others, I would not bother..

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    1. The really famous one - you mean Empayar Siew Pau? The last time I went there a few years back, they sold a variety of baked goods too.

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  5. Wonder how they taste like. Must be heavenly. Nice box to put the pastries.

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  6. all my fav! I can eat them for my lunch and dinner...

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    1. Yes you can! They are quite filling!

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  7. The red box is rather attractive. I tried lor poh pneah at TK but I did not really like it. I prefer siew pow anytime.

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    1. Savoury food tastes nicer than sweet food too I think.

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  8. I like siew pao but not the mini tao sha, because after eat, it will stick inside the mouth awhile, have drink water to clear them.

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    1. This tao sha pneah is unlike PG's so the fillings are coarse and I don't think will stick.

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  9. I would have left this place with a lot! But then of course problem to finish!

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    1. You will buy MYR100 worth of pastries?

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  10. oh this is what you have bought from Siew Pow Asia .. i love the packaging and of course the siopao looks great... these siew pao were filled with what by the way?

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    1. Pork meat cooked in dark sweet sauce.

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  11. Wah....so many! Who ate all this? Not you, I'm sure.

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    1. Of course not! 5 of us, each one took a few pieces.

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  12. A good selection of biscuits. I prefer the traditional biscuits more. I definitely will not leave the place empty handed.

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    1. Definitely not empty handed because there are so many choices.

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  13. Seremban has the best siew paus in the world. I love them like crazy!
    The mung beans and wife's biscuit you bought are also their good specialities.

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