Behind the Doors at one of Penang’s Traditional Pastry Shops

Malaysia_Ming Xiang Tai Asia TalkPenang has a long, colorful and fascinating heritage that is best explored on foot while engaging the senses (taste especially!). On this immersive, culturally connecting program, we visit some of the region’s abundant, yet little known traditional pastry shops. Following the popularity of traditional pastries from China, these shops can trace their roots back for over 155 years to when the first pastries were baked in Penang. One of the best known pastries is the crumbly tau sar pneah (green bean pastry). Other varieties include pepper biscuits made using sesame seeds, nuts and pepper powder; sweet and flaky coconut tarts; the affectionately known Wife’s Biscuits; freshly baked egg tarts; char siew pastry and the salted egg yolk ball. Guests can enjoy learning all about them as they gorge on a selection of delectable pastries alongside a cup of local black coffee or a healthy herbal tea.

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