Very good…

My missus went to that supermarket in town, the one that imports all kinds of stuff from everywhere within the country and from countries overseas and came home with this…

As far as I know, the only good ones available in town are from this shop and also from those dim sum selections at one Chinese restaurant here. I guess the latter are freshly made but the ones at the former are actually brought in frozen from the main shop in Kuching – they only steam them for sale here. They started off at RM1.50 each in 2017 and now they are over RM2.00 each. I have not been to the dim sum breakfast at that Chinese restaurant so I am not sure how much theirs cost now. If I remember correctly, they were RM4.50 for a lau (storey/basket) of 2 a long long time ago.

Where I am concerned, the locally-made ones are not worth the calories. The meat filling may or may not have the right shade of red and it does not even taste of char siew (BBQ pork), not at all. The meat ones may be quite good depending on where one goes to so I may buy those instead sometimes.

These that my missus bought are from Johore, distributed by a company in Skudai but there is no mention as to where exactly the factory that makes the buns is located. The skin is very good and yes, the char siew filling…

…is very nice too.

There are 9 of these mini buns…

…altogether in a pack, tagged at RM9.80 each which means that one costs less than RM1.10. Be forewarned that they are very small and because they are so nice, you may finish off half the pack in one sitting without your realising it!

TA KIONG EMPORIUM (2.2933,111.82713,783) is located at No. 42-46, Jalan Tuanku Osman.

Author: suituapui

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

7 thoughts on “Very good…”

  1. I seldom bought those mini paos from supermarket. The fillings looks good. Since they are mini and so nice, I think for a big eater it is not enough….πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    Me too! Usually they are not nice, disappointing but these are an exception to the rule. Will surely buy again when we drop by there.

  2. For that price, it is not too bad actually. But I prefer those from the dim sum shop which are steaming hot. πŸ™‚

    Well, you can steam it and serve piping hot from the steamer if this is your only criteria in judging a char siew pao.

  3. Cheap and nice! I prefer smaller buns, easier for me to eat them every now and then… LOL…

    I love those BIG paos, used to buy in KL, so very nice but dunno where to get those anymore. Definitely not here, all not nice.

  4. Why stopped at half a pack? why not all? haha.

    Times are hard, prices of everything rocketting sky high but my measly pension stays the same. Gotta stretch the ringgit as much as possible. 3 will be enough, just a third, not even half so one pack is good for three sittings. At least I’ll have enough to make ends meet. At a time like this, many are not so fortunate.

  5. I am afraid of eating these frozen packaged ones after seeing how its made in YouTube, I only buy them when its locally made here in NZ as we have a tight food safety restrictions

    Yes, it is very good that they are so strict over there. Over here, even the locally made ones can be quite doubtful – just don’t go or look into the kitchen! In some cases, maybe these factory made ones are cleaner…and in this case, they are nicer too!

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