Doing well…

I dropped by this bakery one afternoon at around 3.00 p.m. and my attention was drawn to the chai kueh on the counter. There were two packs…

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…left. I asked the lady (not the younger tanned one) manning the cashier’s till whether they were any good and she nonchalantly replied that they were all right. She sounded so unenthusiastic that I actually thought they were not nice but I went ahead and bought the two packs, anyway.

Much to my delight, when I steamed them to eat, I found that they were really good…

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Everyone loved them but we never did go back to buy more. My sis told me that she did go and buy, after hearing my fave review, and yes, she loved it too!

It so happened that we went for lunch one afternoon at a restaurant in the vicinity that day and since the bakery was around a hundred metres away, after we had had our fill, we stopped by there to see if we could grab hold of those most delightful chai kueh.

I waited in the car while my girl and the mum went in but when they came back, they bought a few things but no, they did not manage to get any chai kueh. The girl at the shop told them that she was puzzled as to why out of the blue, the hay bee (udang kering/dried prawns) ones started to sell so well. Just a few hours in the morning and they would all be sold out!

Anyway, the girl suggested buying these…

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– what she called “the meat ones“. They cost RM1.00 more and yes, I did see them the first time around – there were a few packs still on the counter but they did not look like anything I had eaten before so I did not bother to buy any.

The ladies bought two packs and we tried them…

Big Thumb chai kueh, meat 2

…for tea that afternoon and boy, oh boy!!! It was also very very very nice!!!

Inside, there was a bit of meat and some vegetables, including a bit of salted vegetables…

Big Thumb chai kueh, meat 3

…and we all agreed that the combination gave it a very delightful taste.

My girl is of the opinion that I should not blog about these as they may start selling like hot cakes as well and in the end, everytime we drop by, they would be all sold out! Ah well!!! Never mind! As they say, good things must be shared – we just have to drop by a whole lot earlier so as not to be disappointed.

In the meantime, she and the mum went and tried making their own…

Own-made chai kueh

…that day and much to their delight, they came out really good – they were absolutely delicious. The first attempt at making the skin did not turn out right so they had to do it another time. It was thinner, more translucent than most of those sold outside but it sure looked like a whole lot of work though – I think we would just go out and buy when we feel like eating this!

BIG THUMB BAKERY (2.293889, 111.826492) is located at No.71-73, Jalan Tuanku Osman.

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “Doing well…”

  1. Never judge anything by its appearance. Sometimes they may look unappealing but in fact they taste real good. They are quite generous with the fillings in the chai kuih.

    Yes, so far I would say that these are the best in town.

  2. Indeed they look very translucent and nice! I like to eat them like this.. nicely steamed..

    Yes, provided we get the really good ones, many, the skin is too thick, rubbery and the filling is so little and not nice at all. I get so pissed off when I happen to buy any like that!

  3. Your blog is so popular that once you blog and post about some food, it would be sold out soon! 🙂

    A knife that cuts both ways – some people do not take too kindly to comments and criticisms.

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