Sunday, November 21, 2010

Traditional handmake biscuit shops in Ipoh

by Chen Choi Pin
Photo by Chen Choi Pin
There are a lot of old shop and traditional business along Sultan Iskandar Shah road across Kinta River. Within this street there are a few traditional biscuit shops, which just with their history already able to attract a lot of tourists. Among all the biscuit, traditional Hiong Bang( 香饼) is one of the best well known biscuit in Ipoh. One of these shops is Ching Han Guan Biscuit Shop (钟汉元饼铺) which still committed to high quality handmade traditional biscuits.
Ching Han Guan Biscuit Shop (钟汉元饼铺)

This Ching Han Guan Biscuit Shor has been in business for more than 60 years. The second generation business owner, Ching Sui Hou says that the most famous biscuit in the shop is their new invention, which is Lotus meat floss biscuit (肉丝莲蓉). Customer can also order wedding biscuit or mooncake from the shop as well.
Lotus meat floss biscuit (肉丝莲蓉)

According to Ching, most of the biscuit are handmade by themselves. They are using good quality of biscuit ingredients in making biscuit. All those biscuit are using original ingredient without machine manufactured.
The place of this traditional shop is full with different kinds of biscuit. Glass cases decorate the wall and huge glass bottles filled with various cookies such as peanut cookie, chocolate cookie and cream crackers. There are also ready packed biscuits such as the shops famous lotus meat floss biscuit, the traditional Heong Peah (香餅), Sa Ke Ma (薩騎馬) and Hap Tou Soh (核桃酥).
Various types of well packed biscuit.

Huge glass bottles filled with various cookies.

When you got the chance to visit Ipoh, make sure you don’t lose the opportunity to visit this biscuit shop.

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