This is a collection of Ipoh and general Malaysian bakery products.
In this section of Ipoh Go’s Food and Beverage offerings you will find articles pertaining to all things bakery. This will include the classic dessert and a popular bakery speciality served in many of Ipoh’s dining establishments, Caramel Custard. Some people refer to this as crème brûlée or custard tart.
You will also find the so-called ‘Chicken Biscuit’ or kai zhai peng (Chinese : 雞仔餅). This has become a very popular souvenir for Ipoh tourists to return home with. The title of this bakery item is itself quite misleading as it does not contains any chicken. It is, in fact, made from wheat flour, lard, winter melon, red bean curd, sesame seeds, molasses and egg wash.
Any tart that is popular in Ipoh bakeries is the Cantonese egg tart (Chinese : 蛋挞). But the bakery item that really has people flocking to Ipoh is the flaky biscuit Heong Peah – or Heong Peng – (Chinese : 香餅) . These biscuits contain a sweet filling. Whenever you are in Ipoh you will see tourists walking around with packets and bags of these crumbly classics. They really are a great souvenir for tourists to Ipoh.
Another flaky favourite is the Kaya puff . This is a pastry that has a very similar look to the curry puff but contains a coconut jam (kaya) filling.
In addition to the above ‘standard’ bakery products you will also find articles in this section related to, for instance, Lempeng pisang. This is a Malay-style pancake containing grated coconut and mashed bananas char-grilled in wrapped in banana leaves.
You will also find the Indian snacks Kacang putih (or kacang puteh) made of beans, nuts, and flour as well as roasted spices.