Wednesday, August 5, 2015

MaLaiKo

Saw this steamed cake made from brown sugar (MaLaiKo) listed in the Dim Sum Menu so ordered it. 

I find it on the dry side and not as tasty as the one sold by Tim Ho Wan. This one does not have the fragrance of the brown sugar like the other one. Guess I will have to go back to THW to eat this although it is more expensive there. 

30 comments:

  1. hmmm, first time i see a round ma lai kou like a bun.. or maybe this is the mini version, looking at the shape of the second photo, most likely what i used to have is a slice from the big ones, haha!!

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    1. How big is the big one? I have not seen a big one.

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  2. Sounds like "Malay brother/song" in Foochow.

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  3. I grow up eating these.. Mum would buy malaiko and kaitanko (steamed egg cakes) from the morning market, and put on the table, and we'll have that with Milo for breakfast.. Or take to school for recess..I like the green and yellow one though, got pandan smell, nice..

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    1. Green and yellow ones are kaitanko.

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  4. not really keen of Malaikoh. Like kai tan Koh. Egg steamed cake. Nice to celup kopi

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  5. THW sells malaiko? I thought it is a HK chain, and malaiko is a Malaysian dish. "Malay kuih" ma... isn't it?

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    1. I also don't know why it is sold in THW in HK itself.

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  6. I prefer the malaiko without the brown sugar...

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    1. No brown sugar means it is kaitanko.

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  7. I used to buy them from a stall in the Pandan Perdana market, those are quite good.

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  8. Nice cute shape actually. Too bad dry lah.

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  9. The malaiko so small and cute. Usually its big one and cut into chunky pieces. Love the nice fragrant, soft spongy ones and go with kopi O!

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  10. it looks good and sweet.. but like a friend told me.. she said that brown sugar is healthier than those refined white sugar.. Dunno if it's true though

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    1. Refined sugar is not good at allfor health.

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  11. I love malaikou! Always order this whenever I go for dimsum!

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    1. Not many dimsum eateries serve this.

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  12. I've eaten a kueh very much like this bought from a van selling nonya kueh. The brownish kueh is sold in plastic cups. I need to try malaiko before I can tell if it is the same.

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    1. Malaiko is sold in many stalls so should be it.

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  13. I am sure Phong Hong can make good ones as the recipe is fast & easy to make.
    I love to eat this since I was a kid and usually bought from pasar malams in Penang.

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  14. I not yet try THW, but lots of friends always said want to go back again after one try.

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    1. If you have time, can go and try this. The branch in One Utama opens very early.

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