While the noodle places in Ipoh got their share of attention (here) previously, it’s time to shine the spotlight to the biscuit shops in Ipoh as well, because they taste as heavenly as the noodle places! Here are 10 Biscuit Shops in Ipoh that you must give them a try and if you have not, you have not been to Ipoh.
1) Ching Han Guan Biscuit Shop (钟汉元饼铺)
Ching Han Guan is no stranger to many especially the locals due to its long-established history of baking biscuits, the Teochew style. While they sell many kind of biscuits that reminisce our childhood, their signature item would be no other than the meat floss biscuit which is baked with lotus paste and salted egg yolk. Don’t forget to call to book in advance as they only bake a limited quantity of meat floss biscuits each day.
145, Jalan Sultan Iskandar Shah (Hugh Low Street),
Tel: 05-254 5126
2) Guan Heong Biscuit Shop (源香饼铺)
Other than the meat floss biscuit of Ching Han Guan, give Guan Heong’s a try. Located just right opposite of Ching Han Guan, Guan Heong similarly thrives on producing meat floss biscuit. Besides the lotus-paste flavour, Guan Heong also offers the meat floss biscuit in Pandan paste flavour that tastes equally good.
160, Jalan Sultan Iskandar,
30000 Ipoh, Perak
Tel: 05-2412399 / 017-5736277
3) 189 Heong Peng (189香饼)
While Ipoh is famous for Heong Peng (‘fragrant biscuit’), 189 Heong Peng remains traditionally unique, particularly with the method of roasting the biscuit. 189 Heong Peng uses a cement contraption and coconut husk to roast their Heong Peng. It is therefore not surprise why 189’s Heong Peng is crispy on the crust and taste heavenly within with a hint of old-school flavor.
189, Lorong Gunung Rapat 5,
31350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Tel: 016-560 9781 (Lew), 605-312 7033
4) Seng Kee Food Trading (成记香饼)
Similarly, Seng Kee chooses to maintain the sentimental value of roasting the Heong Peng with traditional method. Also using coconut husk as the source of fire, the roasted fragrance and crispiness are apparent with Seng Kee’s Heong Peng. Let alone the stickiness and sweetness of maltose within that is comparable to those made by 189 Heong Peng.
No 2, Selasar Rokam 11,
Taman Ipoh Jaya,
31350 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: 05-312 0972. H/P No : 6012-507 0728.
5) Keong Kee Heong Peng (强记碳烧香饼)
Unlike 189 Heong Peng and Seng Kee who use coconut husk as the firing medium, Keong Kee’s fragrant biscuits are charcoal-baked. While Keong Kee’s Heong Peng offers the freshness (since they are baked daily), likewise it gives you the roasted fragrance and flakiness on the outside. Keong Kee is also not stingy when it comes to the fillings.
362, Jalan Gunung Rapat,
31350 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: 05-311 3529
6) Sin Eng Heong (新荣香饼店)
If you have not tried the kaya puff from Sin Eng Heong, then you have not been to Ipoh. With more than 50 years of legacy now, Sin Eng Heong is known for its freshly baked, flaky golden brown puff filled with delicious ‘kaya ‘. Sin Eng Heong also makes sure the size of its kaya puff is just right for that perfect mouthful munch.
No. 64, Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri (Jalan Clare),
30300 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: 05- 2439659, or 012-4534596
7) QunKee Biscuits(权记饼家)
Qunkee or Khuen Kee is another popular name in Ipoh if you are a fan of Kaya puff. Comparable to those of Sin Eng Heong, Khuen Kee’s Kaya puff is delightful and will leave you wanting for more. Besides its signature kaya puff, we reckon other type of biscuits made by Khuen Kee are equally mouthwatering too.
No 164, Lebuh 3, Kg Simee,
31400 Ipoh, Perak
Tel: 05-546 4273
8) Ming Yue Confectionery (明裕饼家)
Located within walking distance from the ‘Big Tree Foot’, Ming Yue is a household name in Ipoh known for its range of confectionery that is not only delicious, but reasonably priced too. My personal favourite would be its lotus paste with salted egg yolk biscuit. Don’t be surprised to see queue forming up at Ming Yue especially when the Mid-Autumn festival is around the corner because Ming Yue’s mooncake is one of the most popular in town.
50 Jalan Peh Kee Koh,Taman Kampar,
30250 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Tel: 05-255 4128, +6012-463 1862, +6017-553 3665
9) Lam Fong Biscuit (南方饼家)
Located near Lou Wong Beansprout Chicken, Lam Fong Biscuit is a full-fledged biscuit shop that sells many varieties of biscuit ranging from Fragrant Biscuit to Egg Tart. The one that attracted most passerby’s attention would be the animal shaped biscuit that is not only cute looking but yummy too. Some say they are too cute to be eaten after all.
52, Jalan Yau Tet Shin,
30300, Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: 012-512 5584
10) Hong Kee Confectionery (鸿记饼家)
The list would not be complete without Hong Kee Confectionery. Operating as a stall located within Weng Seng Coffee shop, Hong Kee Confectionery is best known for its egg tart that is generous with filling and delicious in taste. Be sure to visit Hong Kee before lunch time as they bake only a limited quantity of yummy egg tart each day.
14, Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar,
30300 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: 017-592 8303