Not that big…

I was out early last Saturday morning and I dropped by here for the tua pao (big steamed buns)…

Hong Kong Puff tua pao

…selling at RM3.00 each. I heard that they were nice so I went there around Ching Ming that day but the guy said that the thow chiew (head) had gone off for the festival so there would not be any for the next two days.  Three days later, I went again at around 10 something in the morning and was duly informed that they were all sold out. What? That early in the morning? Gee!!! They must be really nice, I thought to myself.

Well, finally, I was able to lay my hands on a couple of those but I did not think they were all that big. The ones I knew and had before were very much bigger and inside, there was this minced meat filling…

Hong Kong Puff tua pao, filling

…that I felt was just so-so, nice but nothing to get excited about as it was pretty much the same as some others around here though they might be a bit smaller, just a bit, in comparison but they would be much cheaper too, of course.

There was egg inside…

Hong Kong Puff tua pao, egg

…about one-eighth of it and I do like egg in my steamed paos.

Personally, I would prefer their steamed char siew pao though they are a lot smaller and incidentally, I hear they have increased the price already. They used to be RM2.00 each, that little thing but I think it is RM2.10 or more now. I did not check that day and I have not bought any for a while now so I do not know the exact price at this point in time.

Well, since I was out and about that morning, I decided to stop by here to tapao some of their very delightful pad Thai

Flavours Thai Kitchen pad Thai
*Toppings of ground peanut, bean sprouts and spring onion packed separately, not added yet*

…for my girl for breakfast when she woke up and of course, she enjoyed it to the max. Usually she does not eat that much when she wakes up in the morning (not like the father – he can eat any amount any time of day) so she could not finish all of it but she wanted the rest of it to be packed in a container and kept in the fridge for her to bring back to her school in the jungle and enjoy in the week ahead.

HONG KONG PUFF is located along Ramin Way (2.291180, 111.826634), beside Sin Kiaw Coffee Shop, right behind what was formerly a petrol station (some construction works going on there at the moment) across the road from the HSBC Building, Sibu branch and FLAVOURS THAI KITCHEN is located on the ground floor of the ORCHID HOTEL, along Brooke Drive at its junction with Jalan Tunku Osman. You can use its main entrance at the back of the hotel building (facing Brooke Drive) or go through the lobby past the reception desk if you are using its hotel entrance.