Try that too…

The other day, I blogged about the steamed paos that my ex-student managed to buy in Sarikei and brought all the way back for me. She got me the kaya butter and the char siew.

Way back in July, when I saw the video clip featuring these buns and I read somewhere that it would be available at one particular supermarket here, I quickly went there to see but unfortunately, there was none…and for a long time, I did not see any buns in the steamer everytime I drove past. Well, I was driving past the supermarket that day and yes, I saw the steamer filled with buns. I did not stop as I did not have the time but a few days later, I went back there again with the sole intention of buying the paos.

Yes, I bought the kaya butter ones again – everyone enjoyed those very much. My ex-student said they were RM1.20 each but that day, I had to fork out RM1.30 for one. I guess we need to pay for the transport charges plus surely the people here would want to make a bit of profit as well.

I did not want to buy the char siew as I wanted to try the chicken mushroom ones (RM1.80 each)…

Grace's chicken mushroom pao 1

The char siew ones were nice but the filling was not quite like the kind-of-sweet regular char siew pao filling and it turned out that these chicken mushroom ones…

Grace's chicken mushroom pao 2

…did not taste anything like any that I had before either.

Yes, it was nice – I liked how the meat was in chunks, not minced but there was no egg inside. I love the egg in steamed paos! The skin was as good as usual but personally, I prefer those homemade pork ones at that shop near my house even though they are not as generous with the filling and theirs are actually RM2.00 each!

I guess I shall be going back to buy some more but I’d probably be sticking to the kaya butter ones  – they’re really good.

GRACE’s ARK 恩典芳舟, the bakery (2.122346, 111.521718) is located at No. 33, Jalan Entiba in Sarikei. The steamed paos are available in Sibu at the DORAEMON SUPERMARKET (2.293838, 111.836819), located in the area of shops around Jalan Chew Siik Hiong, off Jalan Langsat and 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.

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “Try that too…”

  1. Nowadays i go for chicken baos instead of pork baos, too much pork eat already very geli.

    Well, chicken is cheap. Hope the chicken paos cost less, not priced the same!

  2. I love egg in steamed paos too but these days mostly have none and even if they have, it is only 1/8 of an egg. I would like to try the kaya butter bun if I come across any.

    Yes, so sad. Egg is not expensive, dunno why they are so stingy with it…like how they’re so stingy with the chai hua in fried noodles.

  3. I would love to try the pao with chicken and mushroom. I don’t recall seeing people selling this over here.

    No? I had chicken ta pao, those HUGE ones, in KL – they were so so so nice! Dunno where to get them anymore since they upgraded Bukit Bintang, no more cheap coffee shops there.

  4. Eh, I love egg in paos too! As for kaya paos I have always loved those since I was a child.

    I guess it was because my dad enjoyed meat paos only so we grew up eating nothing else. We might have eaten the vegetable ones but rarely. I did not even know the existence of kaya pao – never tried until the other day. Tau sar, yes, also seldom ate that.

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