Them, too…

This…

…came from them, too – the guys behind that grilled chicken sandwich

…that I thought was pretty good. As a matter of fact, I’ve gone back to buy again, despite the price, as my girl seemed to enjoy it so when I happened to be around there, I would grab one for her for her breakfast.

When I saw it the first time, I did not know what it was but I could tell it was from those same people because of the logo embossed on top. I grabbed two to take home and try and we quite enjoyed them. Only when my girl told me those were dorayakis did I realise it was that thing that the cartoon character, Doraemon, always eats in the TV show. I went and googled and this was what I found about it: a dorayaki is made of two hand-sized American-style pancakes sandwiched together with a sweet filling, the most popular of which is azuki red beans.

Yes, the ones we had that first time had red bean paste inside…

…but the filling was different from the usual red bean paste, what we call or tau sar that we find in buns and all the rest, not so fine (at times, I could detect the presence of a red bean or two) and not so black and most importantly, not so sweet. Both my daughter and I thought they were quite nice but not anything that would get me running back for more.

Well, I saw them again the other day and I decided to buy some…

…so I would be able to blog about it. I just took without looking and what I did not realise at the time was that there were different kinds of filling in the dorayaki.

I tried the peanut…

…and I was rather disappointed that it had peanut butter inside, not freshly crushed peanut like in our local apam balik. The vanilla wasn’t anything to get excited either. My missus had that and she said it was some cream like what we would find in cake icing. Other than that, I was wishing the whole time that the pancake could be softer – it was a bit on the hard side, not that spongy.

All thing considered, I felt the price, RM1.60 for that little piece, was a little on the high side. It reminded me of the thick version of the apam balik which I am sure would be very much nicer even though I am never a fan of those – I prefer the thin and crispy ones, only 70 sen a piece the last time I bought any at the stall in the next lane round the corner from my house.

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…and on the other end, to the left is the Kim Won Chinese Medical Store and Mini-supermarket.

Author: suituapui

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

10 thoughts on “Them, too…”

  1. The pancake looks cute with the logo embossed on top. I think with coconut and gula melaka or butter milk fillings would be nice too. I like those thin cripsy apam balik than the thick version.

  2. I think it would be nice if they had kaya filling. I have tried the ones with blueberry filling. Like you, I thought it was nice but not something to get excited about.

    1. I guess that’s what most people will think about them, nothing great. Kids would love them though. I’m sure they will pester the parents to buy…just because Doraemon eats them!

  3. Japanese red bean paste can be really sweet, I quite like yam but you don’t find yam dorayakis.
    I love apam balik too! I prefer the mini ones where you can choose your own fillings.
    The best combo is jagung and coconut.

    1. I don’t know what red bean paste they had inside but it was not so fine and not so sweet – reduced sugar perhaps. Healthier! Never seen mini apams here, just the thick and the thin and crispy ones.

  4. The texture of the pancake does looks like the thick apam balik. I have not tasted these before. I like both the thin crispy and the thick apam balik. One small piece of the thick apam balik is enough to fill up my tummy. Love it with lot sof crushed peanuts.

    1. Then you may love this Dorayaki – somehow, I am not a fan of the thick and rubbery apam balik. I love the thin crispy ones but must eat when hot – once cold, not crispy anymore, not so nice. Not cheap though, last time, 70 sen each, dunno now.

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