Hot cakes

This place…

Plastic bag

…sure needs no introduction as it appears that everyone seems to know about it.

It is located right beside a budget hotel…

Huong Hiong Confectionary

…with all the big hotels all around in that same area and visitors to Sibu would always stop there to buy the lung ngor/kay nerng kor (egg cake) and declare that theirs are the best in town.

I’ve tried them before but no, I was not all that impressed – personally, I do prefer the ones…

Dewan Suarah shop lung ngor

here. Some people did say that I would have to eat them piping hot from the oven – only then would I be able to taste how nice theirs are.

I had the impression that they started off as a small shop (with a different name)…

Humble beginning?

…right beside the celebrated dianpianngu place in town and then they opened this branch here but some insist they are not the same people, I wouldn’t know. Not too long ago, I noticed that they had rented a small place beside the TOTO shop a stone’s throw away and there were some Muslim ladies there doing the baking and I did see them transporting the fruits of their labour to the shop on the other side.

Well, it so happened that somebody treated my sister to one of their paos (steamed buns) and she loved it so much that she rushed there to buy but unfortunately, they were all sold out. Yes, they have gone into making paos now, chicken ones as this is a pork-free place and many of their employees are Muslims – this way, they would be able to sell their stuff to everyone regardless of race or religion.

Finally, the other day, my sister stopped by at around 7.00 a.m. in the morning and managed to buy some from them – the char siew pao (RM2.00 each)…

Huong Hiong char siew pao

…and the bak pao (RM2.00 each)…

Huong Hiong bak pao

The latter had egg inside, one-eighth of it unlike others where they give one-sixteenth or sometimes, you only realise there is egg in the bun when you see traces of the yolk in the filling.

Yes, both were very nice and I liked how they had chunks of meat inside – I hate those made with minced meat and whatever else that they press into a ball or a patty and wrap that inside the pao. My missus, for one, would not eat those. The skin was very nice too so all things considered, I sure wouldn’t mind going there to buy sometimes…but of course, I would have to go real early. Word has it that they sell like hot cakes and will all be sold out in a couple of hours!

Huong Hiong Confectionary 芳香(詩巫)餅家 is located off Jalan Bengkel, beside Victoria Inn on one side and the circular building (the SEDC Medan Niaga Tanahmas) that houses all the Malay stalls on the other, to the right of the New Capital Restaurant.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

9 thoughts on “Hot cakes”

  1. Both types of paos looks good. Won’t be surprised there is only 1/8 egg inside unlike those days there will be 1/4 in it. Gone are those days. Kay nerng kor is also one of those I like too.

    Then you will like this stall, lots of things…but I never actually went to look-see.

  2. The prices are still considered compared to the ones over here. 🙂 They must have been really tasty.

    They’re nice, the prices too. Personally I don’t mind paying more provided the paos are very very nice, value for money.

  3. Yes. Those meat chunks in the baos make the different.

    The shop is located near the carpark right? I think I been to that bustling area to buy kompia on my very last visit to Sibu.

    Kompia? Not sure if they sell that there. I know the shop/stall is there, never went close as I tried their lung ngor once and it did not sweep me off my feet plus there is always a lot of people.

  4. The egg cakes look good… I tried doing them but couldn’t get the soft texture… Our char siew pau in Ipoh cost at least RM2.50 now, I like them moist with a tinge of coriander leaves but it is hard to find those nowadays..

    Char siew pao with coriander? We have two types here, one with the skin like this and the other with the cotton-like skin like the ones in the dim sum char siew pao. Both RM2.00 each. I’m o.k. with either type but the dim sum ones are smaller.

    The egg cakes are easily available here so we would not bother making. The Malays have their kueh bahulu but they are a little bit different, not quite the same.

  5. Bao’s are my favourite, too bad that one with egg will be much better if there is more if it inside, I love the ones with salted duck eggs

    For less than NZ1.00 each, one can’t expect much really. You have not seen the all skin ones yet! I always say more meat filling, bigger egg…and I’d be willing to pay more. Value for money.

  6. Ooh, I find it hard to resist baked goods.

    I would have to see the pastry first, same thing with steamed buns – must see the skin…and of course, the filling as well. Lots of bakeries here and a lot here that fail on all counts!

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