I don’t know why but my friend, Clare, calls these grenades…


…and the other weekend, when she was back in town, she brought me some all the way from Kuching.

They were something like those yolk puffs that I bought here during the Mooncake Festival not too long ago…

Yolk puff
*recycled pic*

…except that they had pandan paste instead of lotus paste and instead of the salted egg yolk, they had meat floss inside…

Grenade - inside

Actually I did go back to the bakery just the other day to see whether they still had those puffs for sale but I only saw two not-very-nice-looking packets, probably leftovers from the festival so I did not buy any in the end. I guess they do not usually make those so I reckon we would have to wait till next year when the festival comes around again.

If I compare the two, I would very much prefer salted egg to meat floss though the latter is very nice as well. The paste is a bit harder and dry compared to the Sibu-made lotus paste but the skin/pastry is a whole lot nicer…


When I heated them up in the oven, those thin layers of puff pastry became very crispy/brittle and exitra-fragrant. I really loved it that way! Yummmmm!!!!

It seemed that her friend, Alvin, bought them…or rather his father, from some place in Jalan Ang Cheng Ho in Kuching and Clare brought some over to Sibu for me. It was certainly so sweet of them…like those so-called grenades, to remember me – thanks so very much indeed…

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44 thoughts on “Grenade…”

  1. oh, just got mine, albeit bigger grenades… they put century eggs in it… yummeh…

    Ooooo….I wish I could try those! I love century eggs! Nom! Nom! Nom! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

    P.S. Hmmm…Tony Stark today, Bruce Banner the other day… Who will you be next? Clark Kent? LOL!!!

    1. STP, this cute reader of yours will change gender and appear as Black Widow in a few days time :p :p

      Black Widow eh? Wonder Woman not one of them, I see… The missus can be Wonder Woman, I would think. πŸ˜‰

  2. Get from Kuching…which bakery?…looks super yummy.

    My friend doesn’t know. Her friend’s father said he bought them from Ang Cheng Ho…and that is not a short road – can always go there and look around. Shouldn’t be too many bakeries along one road, I’m sure…

  3. oh, is this something very famous and signature in Kuching?? haven’t came across this “grenade” when i went to kuching………….almost 8 years ago!! hahaha~~

    I don’t think so. I, for one, never heard or seen them till my friend gave me some that day. Kuching would be noted for many other things, but not these. 8 years? Good grief!!! Time to make a trip over here again – so much has changed.

  4. hmmmm, salted egg yolks again?? that is not what i like lah, prefer pure paste inside.. but i think the one with meat floss looks good though.. can’t find that over here…

    I love eggs…in any form! Slurpsssss!!! Slurpssss!!!!! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

    1. I want to try that one with meat floss inside. But me can eat ke?

      Hahhhh!!!! Just talk about you in SK’s blog… Hehehehehe!!!!! I think so… All bakeries here use chicken floss – the big ones lah…want to do extra business mah.

  5. What a name….grenades…LOL. I have never seen a grenade. Is that how a grenade look like…haha. Looks very delicious though. I love salted egg yolks too. Someone should come out with a big salted ostrich egg yolk πŸ˜€

    Just a pet name, I guess…like what we used to call the Foochow mang-nging! My father would scold us and teach us how to call it properly…in Foochow. πŸ˜› Hmmm…a salted ostrich egg? One would be enough for a family of 12, I guess. πŸ˜‰

  6. Err… not too sure if pandan paste and meat floss together is my cup of tea. Rather have the salted egg yolk ones myself..worth getting fat for πŸ™‚

    Ya…and lotus paste – a much better combination, I would think.

  7. Not a fan of pastry, salted egg or not. I’m a pasta kind of guy — foochow pasta to be precise, like kampua. A, when will you be gone from Sibu in December?

    2nd week…but will be home before Christmas.

  8. Ello handle with care they are grenades some more you put them in the oven. Prefer meat floss than the salted egg yolk.

    To each his own – one man’s meat is another man’s poison. My mum would not eat anything that has salted egg inside eg. mooncakes or zhang. I, on the other hand, love salted eggs. Yummmm!!!!

  9. Lotus paste and salted egg yolk combination is the way to go. I have yet to successfully convince myself to try those buns with meat floss sprinkled on top. To me, meat floss has to be eaten just as, and eat until throat is sore and kena telling off by mother / sister πŸ™‚

    Lots of those buns here – not my favourite either… 😦

    1. Simon say eating meat floss like eating dust.. no enjoyment whatsoever. In fact, if not careful can die while eating it… Lol! Even J since young don’t like meat floss either 😦

      Eeeeee,…Melissa loves meat floss, and not bak kua. I’m ok with both. πŸ˜‰

  10. Heh..heh…grenades πŸ™‚ The pastry looks very nice and flaky, the kind I like. I also pretty much prefer salted egg yolks (yummeh!) as I don’t like meat floss. I think I’m going to the bakery nearby to get their lotus paste puffs with salted egg yolks. Arthur, thanks for spoiling my diet πŸ™‚

    Wish I could go to one here and get some too… 😦

  11. Grenade? Perhaps it leaves a “boooom” sensation and somehow trigger the taste bud?

    Not exactly. Just that it’s round, I guess…and slightly bigger than the usual…

    1. But, er, isn’t mooncake festival over, like months ago? And your friend is still able to find these grenade mooncakes? Hmmm….

      Maybe some bakeries make them all year through? Not here though… 😦

  12. Ang Cheng Ho itself is quite a big area. Even we know the name of the shop, I think it is not easy to find it too. Both looks good but my preference would be the meat floss.

    Looks like we have some salted egg supporters, some meat floss… Quite a good balance.

  13. Both of them look yummy…I like the sight of the salted egg yolk…I have no complains of the meat floss either…and I think if we combine them two, it’ll be even yummier too.

    Hmmmm…that’s a thought! πŸ˜‰

  14. We have something like this over here, only that the pastry is different… yes, they look great! The meat floss is my kids’ favourite! πŸ™‚

    Melissa’s too… πŸ˜‰

  15. Haha, I can relate why it’s called grenade, cause its quite big in size and very rich, keke…

    Ummmm…I think our yolk puffs were richer, but a bit smaller though.

    1. Sir,

      I think salted egg yolk puff pastry is what this reader meant. πŸ™‚ so, greek myth resolved. :p

      Oh… by the way, the salted egg yolk puff that you like a lot… If I understand the phrase being used correctly (found on the sticker, on the box)… the filling was made from mung bean/ green bean, the more economical substitute for lotus seed. But I reckon the baker must be very good in what he/she did that people who consumed it can hardly tell the difference in the texture. πŸ™‚

      Yup! I dunno Cantonese…but I saw this post on a friend’s blog: so I know what it is called now. One and the same thing, right?

      For one thing, they never stated on the label (in English, at least) that it is lotus paste, or not that I noticed – they called them yolk puffs…but they had those without salted egg and they called them lotus paste puffs – I did not buy those. They had lotus paste mooncakes too – dunno if they were all one and the same thing – mung bean passed off as lotus paste. The consolation is the paste was moist, very fine and very well done…very nice! I guess that is what matters most, never mind what it actually was.

      1. Ah…. ‘label’!!! THAT is the appropriate word to use! πŸ™‚ Sticker?! What sticker? Haiya! ;-p thank you Sir for your subtle way of pointing out. πŸ™‚

        Yes, best to be subtle…diplomatic… We’ll never know.

  16. i guess, yeah, they do look like grenades. and they sound like they’re explosively flavorful! looks like another very interesting east malaysian recipe. someone should open an eatery in kl and offer all these πŸ˜€

    They probably have these somewhere…just that we have not stumbled upon them yet. πŸ˜‰ I think they have the salted eggs ones in Ipoh…and somebody had one with century egg. Gosh! That must have been a huge grenade… LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  17. come to KL .. I bring you to eat BOM..
    kakaka .. there is a pastry shop in KL that sell a good Grenade..
    I think TM knows about that shop also…

    Oh??? Of course, he knows. Bet you two always go there together… Hehehehehehe!!!! πŸ˜‰

  18. Wow! A new product! Famous Bakery seems to be doing the sweet-savory fusion thing, which I like a lot.

    I wonder how I’ll take to the floss with lotus paste…if you mention it’s hard, I probably won’t like it, but certainly worth a try.

    Cheers buddy! πŸ™‚

    Nope, not from Famous. This is from Kuching…and other than the pastry, it isn’t as good as the yolk puffs that we had. No worries, you’re not missing out on much here… πŸ˜‰

  19. the grenades looked very appetizing. i’ll search for it all over ang cheng ho and let me tell you later if my search is fruitful πŸ™‚

    Good luck. Do let me know should you manage to find it – the name of the bakery and the address – some people may want to know as well. Thanks. πŸ™‚

    1. it’s not easy, i don’t think it is located along the main road of ang cheng ho, should be hidden somewhere in some lanes. i have to ask my ang cheng ho friend, should it be fruitful, i get back to you πŸ™‚

      LOL!!! I haven’t the slightest idea… 😦

  20. Those pastries look very delicate and flavorful. What type of flavor? They look buttery. Oh, a new term. I never heard of meat floss. I’ll have to see if I can find it in the States. If I find it, I’ll have to make for my daughter.

    You may find them in the Asian/Chinese stores. They do sell them factory-made & packed in supermarts here. Flavour? There’s lotus paste…or the green one would be pandan – that’s what we call screwpine leaves here.

  21. Grenades, eh? Throw them at me please! The salted egg yolk ones especially!. I think I just love anything with salted egg yolks!

    Me too! Like those zhang/meat dumplings…never mind even if they cost a bit more… πŸ˜‰

  22. looks good but wondering if it is as good as those in Ipoh ones

    The paste is not as nice as the Sibu ones, I think and I prefer salted eggs…just that the skin is a whole lot nicer.

  23. This is so nice and the size is just nice that I could pop one into my mouth straight away.

    You can get these in Ipoh…salted egg, dunno about meat floss.

  24. This is my type of biscuit. I love pandan paste. I think it is good idea to put meat floss though I also prefer the egg yolk.

    Some prefer minced meat – I guess it depends on each individual what one likes or dislikes.

  25. This look interesting, i think i will prefer it with lotus paste rather than with meat floss?

    Too bad the bakery here doesn’t make anymore… Have to wait till next year.

  26. Lovely pastry, love the layering. It sure look delicious too. Can I have 2 pieces for my supper?LOL

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

    Yes, they do the pastry very well… So much better than the Sibu ones.

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