The day after today…

Last Thursday, the 17th of September, was my girl’s actual birthday. I am quite sure I’ve mentioned it before that as a result of a blunder on the part of the registration people, when we got the birth certificate, it was stated in it that the following day, the 18th, was the date of birth. We just left it like that and did not bother to get it rectified.

For reasons unknown, my missus went and ordered a cake from Marcus…

Marcus' birthday cake for Melissa

…to be collected on Friday afternoon and because of that, we did not plan any kind of celebration for Thursday. After all, it was a working day and so was the day after.

Actually, a few of her colleagues invited her out for dinner on Tuesday night (Wednesday was a public holiday) and there was cake and they gave her a present too – that was really sweet, so very nice of them. That is one thing that I am not accustomed to these days. In my time, if it was my birthday, I would throw a party and invite my friends to come and celebrate. It seems that they do not do that anymore. They would just wait for somebody to arrange a celebration and invite the birthday celebrant…so if nobody does that, then the special day will just go by unnoticed. So sad and so strange!

Come Thursday, the actual day, in keeping with our tradition and to preserve our cultural heritage, I went and bought a “phua chai kay” (mixed breed chicken) which, I feel, tastes a whole lot nicer than the regular ones. My missus cooked it in the traditional Foochow red wine and ginger soup and we had mee sua (string or thread longevity noodles) for lunch that day, with hard boiled eggs, of course. We couldn’t have it first thing in the morning as she would have to be in school by 6.00 a.m. to help with the SOP and what not.

The day after that day, Friday, after my missus had collected the cake – my girl wanted the blueberry – we had the cake-cutting at home and had it for tea. Needless to say, it was very very nice, simply the best, second to none. I would say that his cakes can easily put all those from the new and trendy bakeries to shame.

My brother-in-law, her uncle, and his wife sent the curry puffs from Farley, our favourite in town…

Farley curry puff

…oven-baked, with the lovely shortcrust pastry and the very nice butter cake that can give the celebrated Mita ones from Kuching…

Mita Cake

…a run for the money except that theirs is smaller but they are only RM6.00 a loaf and my sister, her aunt and godmother, also sent presents to the house. Of course, we asked them to join us when we went out for dinner that night.

At the dinner, we brought along the cake that her good friend gave her…

Melissa's birthday cake from Dayang

from this bakery and we had another round of cake-cutting there.

I sure am glad to say that my girl’s birthday did not go by unnoticed – that would be very sad, wouldn’t it?. Do stick around – I shall be blogging about the dinner in tomorrow’s post.

You can order a special homemade MARCUS’ CAKE via telephone at 084-311333 and collect it on the day at the time agreed upon from his house at No. 6B. Lorong Delta 3, Delta Estate (2.305015, 111.826185).

Best in the west…

That morning, when I had the fried kway teow with prawns and cockles here, I saw some nice colourful boxes placed on a table by the side. When I was done, I walked over to have a look.

They turned out to be products from this place in the west of the country, Penang, to be exact. It is listed among the 5 recommended places in this website to get your Penang local products. I saw they had the celebrated tambun biscuits and something else, I can’t quite remember now, either tau sar peah or heong peah. I don’t think it’s the latter as those would usually come in big foil packs, not small dainty boxes.

However, it was this box that caught my attention, the only one left…

Ban Heang

– their box of mooncakes…

Ban Heang mooncakes

It seems you can buy direct online from them…

Ban Heang details

…or via those online shopping websites like Lazada and Shopee. The thing is I got that box for only RM20.00 but it costs more online and if I am not wrong, the prices stated do not include shopping/postal charges.

The lady rattled through all the six different flavours of the mooncakes and I only managed to catch three – the one in the middle on the left was lotus paste…

Ban Heang mooncake lotus paste

…and on the right, there was or tao sar (red bean paste) at the top and durian…

Ban Heang mooncake, durian

…at the bottom.

That was why I shared the photograph of the mooncakes on Facebook to seek the help of all and sundry. The response was swift and I got all the information I wanted in no time at all. At the top on the left was the coconut and at the bottom, pandan/jade. The one in the middle on the right was white coffee.

Thankfully, they were inexpensive, quite affordable unlike the others that we get from the peninsula but generally, we were not impressed as most were rather hard and dry except for the pandan/jade. Surprisingly, the one that I thought I would like the least – the coconut and left till last turned out to be the nicest of the lot. The pandan-flavoured (green colour) grated coconut inside was not hard, not dry and tasted very nice.

The lady said this box was the last one but if anyone is interested in the other products from this renowned bakery in Penang, there were some still available at the time, dunno now.

BAN HEANG (M) Sdn. Bhd. (萬香餅家) is located at No. 200, Macalister Road in Penang and you may get some of their products here at GRAND WONDERFUL FOOD COURT (2.309601, 111.845163) which is located along Jalan Pipit, off Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai, on your left just before the Petronas petrol station a short distance from Delta Mall. You can also go in via Lorong Pipit 4, turning left into the lane at the junction where Starbucks Sibu is located and go straight ahead from there.

It’s so good…

I went to this bakery in the centre of town that day because I wanted to buy the mee sua.

Sure we have a lot at the shops round the corner from my house, factory packed in plastic with all kind of brands or those nameless ones sold in plastic bags. I usually buy one of those, some are good, some are all right and some may chao hoon – they have that stale smell of flour that has gone a bit off and of course, I would avoid those.

I never bought any from this bakery though and I did not know how it got into my pantry and I only saw it when it was about to expire at the end of the month. We probably got it from my sister for somebody’s birthday – they would give us the chicken soup plus the noodles and the eggs, uncooked and we probably had our own mee sua at the time so we just cooked our own.

I bought two big packs, expiring at the end of March next year – that should last for quite a while and at the same time, I grabbed two packs of these honey puffs…

Big Thumb Bakery honey puffs

…that my girl enjoys a lot. Oh? No butter in those? Never mind! They taste really great and are soft and cushiony…

Big Thumb Bakery honey puffs - inside

They should be a bit careful when placing them on the racks after baking though as those lines look rather unsightly…

Big Thumb Bakery honey puffs - lines

– they never had those before, always nice and smooth and round, absolutely perfect.

I also bought this flavour…

Big Thumb bakery mango chiffon

…and it was good too. They have durian as well but I don’t think anybody in the house would enjoy that.

I bought their bak pao (steamed meat bun) with egg (RM2.30)…

Big Thumb Bakery bak pao with egg

once at their branch in Ulu Sg Merah, RM2.00 each only at the time and the filling sure looked a whole lot nicer. It was all right, still, a little peppery but nice – the egg was definitely a lot bigger than what you can find in paos all around town but no, I did not think it was anything to get me going back for more.

The char siew pao (RM2.00)…

Big Thumb Bakery char siew pao

… was nicer but smaller and did not have any egg inside. Wowww!!! That was only RM1.40 ten years ago in 2010. Personally, if I were to pay the same, RM2.00 each, I would much sooner go for the dim sum-like char siew paos from here – same price and so much nicer!

I saw these packs of chai kueh (RM4.50 for a pack of 5, 90 sen each)…

Big Thumb Bakery chai kueh

…on the counter beside the cash register and I asked the old lady manning the counter if they made those themselves but she said no – they were homemade and left there for sale. I asked her if they were good and she unconvincingly replied that they were quite all right.

My girl loves these but we do not get very good ones here – the skin especially is not quite there and they are never generous with the filling. Anyway, I decided to buy and try and there were two packs left so I took both.

I tried one when I got home and was VERY impressed. My missus tried TWO and started praising them to the skies. My girl was going out with some friends for dinner and did not want to try so I put them in the fridge and steamed them…

Big Thumb Bakery chai kueh, steamed

…for breakfast the next morning. The skin was so soft and smooth, so translucent that one can see the filling inside so clearly and there was hay bee (udang kering/dried prawns) in the filling too, not too much and too over-powering like the ones my cousin brought for me me once from Kuching – more like those Lulu Nyonya Kueh ones in KL that I enjoyed very much too, definitely a whole lot nicer than these more expensive ones that I bought from another bakery here – those aren’t worth a try even, I assure you.

I had another one that morning and I dunno how many the mum had but when my girl woke up and was through with it, there was none left. In her own words, “Now we know where to go and buy very nice chai kueh!”

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

That day will come…

Yes, it will come in around two weeks’ time – the Mooncake Festival or the Mid-Autumn or Lantern Festival, on the 1st of October this year.

I guess everyone has been busy buying or making and enjoying eating those mooncakes for sometime now.  I did go out and buy those made-in-Sarikei pek guek tong chiew (8th Month Autumn) Foochow Mooncake Festival biscuits…

Foochow pek guek tong chiew pia

…and thankfully, my favourite brand still mengandungi lemak babi (contains pork fat/lard) even though one can hardly detect it in the biscuits these days and thankfully, the price has not gone up – it’s still the same as last year.

For one thing, without the fat, not only is it not fragrant but it will be kind of hard, probably because of the sugar. Other than that, it also lacks the fragrance and taste of kacang (peanut) and sesame but the consolation is it still tastes all right. Many have complained that their favourite brands, for reasons unknown, no longer contain lard so of course, they are all so disappointed. I hear there is a really good one in Miri but during these troubled days and times, I guess I will not get the chance to try those.

I have not seen these very nice affordable ones at my regular fruit and food shop in the next lane but my girl did buy me a pack of pretty nice ones, lotus paste, made in Johore. As a matter of fact, I have not gone out to look around at what is available this year and what the prices are like this time around.

In the meantime, my sister dropped by my house that day and gave me this…

Sweet Factory mooncake 1

…from this bakery here, selling at only RM3.80 each.

I don’t know what those Mandarin characters on the box say but it looked like those Shanghai mooncakes just that the pastry was not layered and flaky. Having said that, I must say that I did enjoy it a lot more with its delightful taste and it was crumbly, not hard, and inside, there were salted egg yolk and meat floss wrapped in red bean paste or at least, that was what I thought it was…

Sweet Factory mooncake 1, inside

…nothing like anything I’ve tried before and yes, it was really very nice. I sure would not mind dropping by there one of these days to buy some more.

This was another one…

Sweet Factory mooncake 2

…from that same bakery, also RM3.80 each and yes, it was nice too – pandan lotus paste with red bean paste and salted egg yolk inside…

Sweet Factory mooncake 2, inside

…but between the two, I think I liked the former more.

Well, there is still sometime left before the festival, still time to go around and see what they have this year. Who knows I may stumble upon some really nice and affordable ones.

SWEET FACTORY is located right next door to NIANG JIA, formerly LADOREE CAFE & EVENTS (2.302891, 111.842997), at Wisma Liberty, Lot 4047, Block 3, Jalan Pedada (now Jalan Dr. Wong Soon Kai). There are a few tables by the side for anyone thinking of having tea there.

Painted…

I was at this food court here…

Grand Wonderful Food Court

…that day for something else and while I was there, one particular stall caught my attention.

Instead of photographs like all the rest, they had hand-painted pictures…

Calvin's Bakery, Grand Wonderful Food Court

…of the buns they were selling. As a matter of fact, never before had I come across a stall in a coffee shop or a food court selling nothing but buns, baked on the spot…

Chocolate Bun, Calvin's Bakery

No, I did not buy that chocolate bun but I did ask for a few of their garlic bread (60 sen each)…

Calvin's Bakery garlic bread

…which looked and tasted like my favourite here which made me wonder whether these two young guys at this stall were the guy’s apprentices before or they worked at the hotel where he was before he branched out on his own…or they came from the same baking school.

I also bought their polo buns (RM2.00)…

Calvin's Bakery polo bun

…to try. Believe you me, I did not know what that was but now I do – it is a type of sweet bread, very popular in Hong Kong, Macau and Japan. I asked the boys and one of them told me that it had milk butter filling inside…

Polo bun, filling

…and yes. I thought it was really nice.

I also grabbed two of their Mexican coffee buns (RM2.00 each)…

Calvin's Bakery Mexican coffee bun

…or what they call roti boy here in Malaysia. I used to love them so much and would buy on a regular basis but I had not done so for a long time now. Come to think of it, I do not see it much around these days – I guess it had done its time. Once it was so popular that everywhere you went, be it at a mall or some hawker centre, you would catch the fragrance of the coffee from the stall baking and selling them. I loved the coffee crust on top and inside the soft bun, there was that same milk butter filling as in the polo bun.

I certainly would want to go back again to see what else they have and I probably would want to try this next time, the one with all the melon seeds…

Calvin's Bakery melon seed bun

…that I did not buy that day.

STOP PRESS:
Oh dear! I went back to the food court the following day as I did not buy enough to go round and was hoping to grab some more of the delightful buns. Much to my surprise, the stall was closed!!! I asked the lady at the next stall and she said that they had moved back – they were here only temporarily while their actual place, somewhere in the Medan Mall area, was under renovation…wherever that may be. Sigh!!!!!

Some good…

I saw this tiramisu classique (RM9.90)…

C & C Gallery tiramisu classique

…at this bakery once but when I wanted to buy it for dessert for our Father’s Day dinner in June, they were not available when I dropped by.

I was in the vicinity that morning and I went in to see if I could get anything nice for afternoon tea that day and yes, I spotted it in the glass display cabinet. I think there was only one left so I grabbed it right away. It was very very nice…

C & C Gallery tiramisu classique, sliced

– I sure would want to buy it for dessert the next time we have dinner in the house again on some special occasion.

The mango Swiss roll (RM10.00)…

C & C Gallery mango Swiss roll

…however, was, at best, just all right – I’m afraid it did not sweep me off my feet. I did not quite like how the cake was so very fine and dense…

C & C Gallery mango Swiss roll, sliced

When it comes to Swiss rolls, I sure prefer the ones here plus they only cost RM6.80 each, so much cheaper.

I was quite sure I bought their Macau Portuguese egg tart (RM3.00)…

C & C Gallery Macau Portuguese egg tart

…before but I could not remember why I did not like it. My girl does not like egg tarts but she enjoys these Portuguese ones so I grabbed a few for her to try.

When I took one…

C & C Gallery Macau Portuguese egg tart, inside

…to eat, the reason came back to me as clear as day. I did not like the pastry which was like some kind of bread, croissant perhaps. The pastry for Portuguese egg tarts should be different from that in the regular egg tarts – it should be thin and crispy and flaky puff pastry like the ones here but unfortunately, for reasons unknown, that place has closed down for some time now. The people there did not seem all that keen to talk about it.

But to give credit where credit is due, the lightly-torched custard egg filling was very nice, very rich and creamy and much nicer than the ones in all the egg tarts I have had here.

They labelled these as their crystal skin something, shui jing cai (RM1.25 each, RM2.50 for a pack of two)…

C & C Gallery crystal skin chai kueh

…in their cashier’s receipt. I don’t know what crystal skin is but like snow skin (mooncakes), I did not quite like what they had for these chai kueh – they felt jelly-like and I would much sooner go for our old school traditional chai kueh skin…

old school chai kueh

…as long as it is not hard and rubbery.

The filling inside…

C & C Gallery chai kueh filling

…wasn’t anything to shout about either.

On the other hand, I sure enjoyed this pulut inti (RM1.20 each)…

Pulut inti, inside

…a lot! I like how they used half a toothpick to hold the banana leaf together…

Pulut inti, toothpick

…unlike those at the Malay kuih stalls where they would just use a stapler and if one is not careful, the staple might just fall in.

I sure would love to buy this…

Pulut inti

…should I happen to stop by the bakery again.

C & C GALLERY is located at Lot 62 at the extreme end of the block of shops to the right of Delta Mall, back entrance.

That’s all right, mama…

The Mooncake Festival is on October 1st this year, still over a month away but my good friend has been busy making her own and showing off her beauties via photographs and videos on Facebook and on Youtube and some have already been blogging about it.

No, I’ve not gone out to buy and no, like in previous years, I will not bother as most, if not all, will be way too expensive. Over RM10.00 or a whole lot more each – imagine how many plates of kampua mee I can have with that kind of money and derive a whole lot more enjoyment from them! It is absolutely ridiculous the way some people will bank in on tradition to squeeze the people dry so much so that they will think twice about preserving the customary practice, their heritage. Of course if there are some kind and generous souls out there who would like to give this poor ol’ warga emas (senior citizen) some to nibble, he shall be most grateful. Hint! Hint! LOL!!!

Well, my sister dropped by my house the other morning to give me these…

Mooncakes from The Banto Mama

…to try, homemade by somebody who calls herself The Bento Mama. I see she has included the Moon Rabbit in the packaging – if you do not know the significance of those bunnies, you can click this link and read all about it in my 2018 blogpost. I did mention something about it there.

It is not the traditional kind of skin nor the rich and buttery and crumbly Shanghai ones( 上海月饼), more like the skin in phong peah or heong peah

The Bento Mama mooncake

…and inside, one had the red bean paste (or tao sar) and the other, pandan lotus filling and what was so special about these mooncakes was the fact that inside, you will find a layer of mochi and a layer of meat floss plus a layer of salted egg yolk…

The Bento Mama mooncake, inside

I would say it was nice even though I am not a fan of the skin but I would much sooner go for this than the snow-skin ones or worse, agar-agar. Unheard of! We never had those in my growing up years.

I don’t know how one can place an order for these or whether there are others available. I suppose one can PM them via their Facebook page or call them using the number given but I would prefer to stick to the traditional ones that I grew up eating – the traditional skin with or tau sar (red bean paste) though I am more fond of pek tau sar (mung bean paste) or lotus paste these days with or without a salted egg yolk or two.

Wanna try…

In my post that day, I said I would go back to the bakery because I would wanna try the croissants with mango cream (RM4.80)…

Louis Bakery croissant, mango cream

…that the guy spoke so enthusiastically about – like ice cream, he said.

I did not place an order – I just went at noon. If you are connected on Facebook, at around that time, they will post a video showing all the croissants in the display cabinets and that will be the indication that the batches for the day are ready and available then. When I stepped inside, I saw many bags, all packed and ready by the side – those must be for those who had pre-ordered.

I did not try it until 3 or 4, my afternoon tea time that day so it was cold already, not as nice as the previous time when I bought some and ate them right away, piping hot, in the car. I quite liked the mango cream filling…

Louis Bakery croissant, mango cream filling

…but personally, I prefer the salted egg one that I bought that day but those were a lot more expensive (RM5.50).

My girl, however, didn’t like either of them – she prefers the ori, the plain ones (RM4.00), oven-toasted and eaten just like that, on its own. I think should I drop by to buy some more, I would just grab a few of the ori and make my own croissant sandwich with bacon, egg and cheese like what I did with the bun that day or with whatever I have in the house.

And talking about buns, these garlic cheese buns (RM4.00)…

Louis Bakery garlic cheese buns

…seemed mighty popular. They would make those every day alongside the croissants. That was why I also grabbed a few that day to try.

My girl said she would prefer it without the cream cheese filling…

Louis Bakery garlic cheese buns

…and on my part, I did not think it tickled my fancy, with or without the filling, not anything spectacular that would get me rushing back for more.

Incidentally, at around 2.00 p.m. that very same day, they shared a video clip of their almost empty cabinets. Gee! That was fast! In around two hours, they were almost all sold out!!!

LOUIS BAKERY LW.Pattisserie (2.316411, 111.839847) is located along Jalan Ruby in the same block of shops as Kim Tak Co., right next to Ah Kau Cafe at the end of the block to the left.

Brother Louie…

Some of you may be familiar with this Modern Talking song  and some will pronounce Louis Satchmo Armstrong‘s name as Louis as in Lewis or as they would say in French, Louie like how they pronounce that renowned brand name, Louis Vuitton.

I don’t how this guy pronounces his name though…

Louis Bakery

This tall and handsome young man has a bakery right round the corner from my house in the next lane and from the pictures…

Louis Bakery chocolate cake

…on the wall, it sure looks like every cake of his is a work of art…

Louis Bakery, strawberry cake

I don’t know what this one…

Louis Bakery cake 1
*I wonder who that “famous lawyer” is*

…is, probably lime and while the one in front is most likely yam…

Louis Bakery cakes

…I am quite sure the one at the back is mango…

Louis Bakery mango

No, I was not there that day for the cakes. I heard about the lovely croissants this guy makes so I wanted to give them a try. However, I was told that one would have to pre-order via WeChat:louis7272 or WhatsApp:+60198898121 but since I was driving past that way that morning, I stopped by in person to order some, to be collected at noon the same day.

I got the cheese croissant (RM4.50 each)…

Louis Bakery cheese croissant

…which had that delightful buttery fragrance and taste and was so very flaky that I had to brush the bits off the front of my t-shirt after I had finished eating it. Do not expect too much of the cheese though – that half a slice on top is about all you will get for 50 sen more. The original, without the cheese is RM4.00 each – RM1.00 more expensive than the ones here but heaps nicer and the ones here were RM3.20 each when I bought from there in 2018, not sure if they are still making them or not.

I also bought the salted egg ones (RM5.50 each)…

Louis Bakery salted egg croissant

The croissant, of course, was the same but inside these, there was this very nice lightly-sweetened salted egg yolk filling…

Louis Bakery salted egg yolk filling

…that I liked a lot even though I was a tad disappointed that it did not ooze out, flowing like volcanic lava. I sure enjoyed them both, the latter especially and rest assured that I would make my way back there for the other flavours available – I saw them making the mango cream one and from what Louis told me about it – he was conversant in English which is one thing in his favour (I would have to struggle in Mandarin at most of the other bakeries in town), that sure sounds promising!

I sure was glad to see the guy putting the croissants in brown paper bags – most, if not all, of the bakeries would put their buns into individual plastic bags and all your purchases in one big plastic bag for you to take away. So much wastage of plastic, not environment-friendly at all!

LOUIS BAKERY LW.Pattisserie (2.316411, 111.839847) is located along Jalan Ruby in the same block of shops as Kim Tak Co., right next to Ah Kau Cafe at the end of the block to the left.

Wasn’t it good…

Yes, it was good, our dinner last Sunday, Father’s Day, but of course, it would not be complete if we did not have any dessert.

My girl made me this very nice baked Japanese cheese cake…

Melissa's baked Jaapnese cheese cake

…with a hint of lime for me on Friday but it was not very big and there was nothing left of it by the following day so I decided to go out and buy something we could have for dessert instead.

I dropped by this bakery because I could remember they had tiramisu made in individual servings so it would be quite convenient for me to just buy 4. Unfortunately, when I got there, there was nothing in the display cabinet nor in the fridge – they were all filled with cakes, cakes and more cakes for Father’s Day. The trouble was they were not labelled and there wasn’t anybody I could ask.

Another thing that pissed me off was there were a lot of people and there was no effort whatsoever to observe the SOP. Yes, there were lines on the floor and arrows to tell you to go one way and out the other way for social distancing, not that anybody seemed bothered about it. There was this loud woman who cut in front of me in the queue at the cashier’s counter to ask about something and I glared angrily at her – alarmed, she stepped back a bit but kept on talking in her shrill, high-pitched voice to the staff from a distance. Some people are simply so uncouth, NCAA (no class at all)!

I wanted to buy some dinner rolls too as my girl said she would not be cooking any pasta but I did not feel like walking around the small shop to look for those, not with that kind of crowd around, so I just grabbed some croissants (RM3.00 each)…

C & C Gallery croissants

…instead. I did buy the ones from here a few times before and yes, they were very nice – very flaky and had that pleasant buttery fragrance.

I still had not bought anything for dessert so I went to the bakery opposite. There were not that many people inside, maybe two or three besides me, and there were a whole lot of cakes in the display cabinet and the fridge here too. One very nice lady came up to me and gave her suggestions as to which I could buy even though most of them, if not all, were labelled nicely.

They had one baked Japanese cheese cake, with icing, but I thought it was a too big and in the end, I picked this one, their tiramisu (RM48.00)…

WeLove Bakery tiramisu

…which much to our delight, turned out to be really very good, nicer than the vanilla blueberry that I bought from this same place for Mother’s Day.

Well, when my sister came that evening, she brought along some cut fruit – papaya and this tub of ice cream, their almond pecan passion…

La Cremeria almond pecan passion

…and yes, it was very nice! All of us loved it! We all enjoyed the summer berries yogurt a lot that day and that prompted my missus to grab two more flavours after that – their hazelnut chocolate fantasy and their vanilla cashew delight but unfortunately, we were not all that impressed by the two – nothing that would make them stand out above the rest. Now, there is just the mint temptation that I have not tried yet and word has it that it is very good – I’ll surely grab a tub if I happen to see it at the shops.

As they say, all’s well that ends well! We sure enjoyed the desserts that night and to wrap up the great celebration, my girl went to that supermarket here that imports stuff from countries all over the world and bought me these shortbread and made-in-Poland cookies…

Shortbread & cookies from my girl

…to enjoy. Walkers, of course, needs no introduction and is getting MIGHTY expensive these days, Butterfingers from Australia are more affordable and just as nice. Needless to say, I shall have to nibble slowly to stretch these for as long as I can – they’re too costly to eat the way I used to, finished in no time at all. LOL!!!

C&C Gallery (2.311247, 111.846177) is located at No.24, Lot 62, Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai among the shops in Pusat Pedada at the extreme end of the block of shops to the right of Delta Mall, back entrance and WeLove BAKERY, Pedada outlet (2.311098, 111.846125) is located at the corner shoplot, back to back with the Sugar Bun outlet in that area to the left of Delta Mall, Jalan Pedada (now Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai) while TA KIONG EMPORIUM (2.2933,111.82713,783) is located at No. 42-46, Jalan Tuanku Osman.