I mentioned in my post not too long ago that the people at this restaurant are making steamed paos and sio bee probably in an effort to supplement their income, seeing how business is not so good these days.

I did not buy any that day but my sister did grab a few of their paos (buns) and she thought they were really good and she gave me one (RM3.00)…

Nice House steamed pao

…to try.

They cost a ringgit more than the ones I usually get from the fruit and food shop round the corner from my house which are only RM2.00 each, maybe a little smaller but they certainly look a bit nicer, not so flat.

The skin of both these paos is similar, very old school, nice and fluffy, not the mushy cotton wool kind that you get when you go for the dim sum char siew paos and the meat filling…


…tastes so similar that I could have sworn that they are made by the same person!

I love egg in my paos and they have more in theirs…


…but no, they do not give you half, wishful thinking. That is all there is in it, half of half an egg, just a quarter but that is a whole lot better than what you will get in the RM2.00 ones, one-sixteenth! LOL!!!

All things considered, I would go for the cheaper one. For one thing, the shop is very near my house so it is more convenient plus I do not have to drive all the way to that congested part of town where most of the time, parking is near impossible! If I get desperate, I can always cut one stewed egg into halves, cut a slit on top of the pao and push it in and eat and I would have enough egg for two paos. Honestly, eggs aren’t that expensive – surely they can be a bit more generous with it.

NICE HOUSE RESTAURANT (2.29201,111.82739) is located in the vicinity of the Tunku Osman shops, opposite Rejang Bookstore while 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.