I’ve got mine…

You’ve got yours, I’ve got mine…and if you’re wondering what I’m talking about, you may remember that on my recent trip to Penang, there was all this hoo-haa especially among my cousins from Kuching over the beh teh sor or heong peah and tambun biscuits but one cousin in Melbourne, Australia said that she would prefer our Sarawak’s own phong peah (80 sen each) anytime…

Phong peah 1

The filling is soft and sweet, a bit like what one can find in heong peah except that it is not so sticky and gooey…

Phong peah 2

I do not mind these but I’m not a fan as it does not have the fragrant crusty, flaky skin like the heong peah…and I seem to scent in  the filling a very strong almond taste – those bottled ones that one dilutes with water and drink as an ailment  for sore throats.

But we do have very good tau sar peah (70 sen each) here…

Tau sar peah 1

…with a choice between or tau sar (black bean paste) filling and pek tau sar (white bean paste)…

Tau sar peah 2

I bought a packet of mini tau sar peah at Air Itam in Penang once because I thought they looked so cute but as far as the taste went, I would just say that I would never buy them again. These that we have here are definitely a lot nicer…