Step right in…

Yes, I do frequent this shop in the next lane, round the corner from my house quite a lot. Other than the usual supply of all kinds of fruits, local and imported, they also sell fresh vegetables in the morning and meat too, pork and chicken, anything and everything. If you want fish or prawns, they have those but frozen and kept in the freezer.

It is very convenient for me, after sending my girl to school, to stop by and park beside the shop and step right in, no need to find a place to park and walk quite a distance…and carting all my purchases back to the car like when I go to the wet market.

I do like their steamed paos and I would buy that once in a while. Their tee piang is not bad too, not the best but good enough…and their mang ngee (only in the afternoon) as well. They have others for one to pick and choose and lately, they have added angku kuih to the list except that theirs are yellow/orange (pumpkin) and green (pandan), not red.

I bought the former to try, the yellow/orange ones with the mung bean paste filling, so I was told, and was quite pleased with it. That was why I went back a few mornings later and bought some more…

Angku kuih

I particularly like how, instead of the usual banana leaf, they line the bottom with pandan


…and that gives the kuih an added fragrance.

Unfortunately, that morning, I was stunned to discover that the yellow/orange ones had peanut filling…

Peanut filling

…inside. I did not ask to confirm and if I could read Mandarin, I would have seen on the label that it was 花生 or huāshēng


…and I would know that it was peanut, not mung bean.

The green ones had mung bean…

Mung bean filling

…all right and yes, I do prefer that.

They are cheaper than most, RM2.30 for a pack of three, less than 80 sen each. Others are going for at least a ringgit and there is a bakery near my house selling theirs for RM1.20 the last time I bought some. No doubt, theirs are bigger but I found their quality inconsistent – sometimes, the skin is hard, not soft and chewy so I have not bought any from there since.

So far my favourite would be the ones here but I have not gone there to buy for a while now, not that convenient as far as their location and opening times are concerned, so I would not know if they are still making and selling them at RM1.00 each.

SWEE HUNG (2.316161, 111.840441) is located along Jalan Ruby, in the block of shops on the right – next to a hair salon at the extreme end…and on the other end, to the left is the Kim Won Chinese Medical Store and Mini-supermarket. Kim Tak Co. and Ah Kau Cafe are located in the other block on the left.