Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Ipoh Food Frenzy In 4.5 Hours, Foh San & Seng Kee - Part 4

After Hua Nam, we walked back to the car - passing Foh San again. Since we were already there, we decided to grab some mooncakes. Well, we also figured since no dim sum, we might as well go back with some goodies from Foh San.

Foh San

Foh San Moon Cakes & Biscuits
Foh San Mooncakes and the Heong Far Biscuits on the right.

Foh San Biscuits
I like these! Heong Far Biscuits are good for those who likes the mooncake pastry (with melon seeds) without the filling. Therefore, less sweet as usual. I love to eat these with a hot cup of coffee on the side :o)

Foh San Restaurant (Location Map)
51 Jalan Leong Sin Nam
30300 Ipoh, Perak
Tel : 605-254 0308

Since Motormouth was gonna go off soon, I told him that I needed him to take me to get some Heong Peah. Having only eaten Yee Hup's Heong Peah all this while, I was pleasantly surprised what came next. After being directed by him through small roads and some back lanes, he told us to stop right in front of a house. When we alighted, the whiff of smoky & freshly baked biscuits greeted us.

What's cooking?
What's this? Another Mentos experiment being documented for YouTube? Nah, these are Heong Peah in the making - all taking place in the compound of the house itself!

The old fashion way
Made the traditional way, the Heong Peah are coconut shell broiled (too bad we arrived while they were just starting on a new batch, hence, couldn't get a shot of the whole process). Stuck to the side of the clay stove (like naan!), they go through a meticulous process before they get packed, else there might be more crumbs than the actual biscuit! :o)

Cool Biscuits!
On the side, the Heong Peah is packed. Here the packets are left opened to let the biscuits cool. I was handed one after they tied it with a rubber band! :p

Seng Kee - Home & Retail

Motormouth also showed us where their retail outlet was:-
No 2, Selasar Rokam 11, Taman Ipoh Jaya, 31350 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel : 6012-563 0717.

Delicious Heong Peah
Since we didn't pre-order, we were only allowed to get one pack (RM6.50/pack of 9). Just look at Seng Kee's Heong Peah, crisp & flaky pastry and the sweet gooey mix of maltose & shallot! This is another heavenly find! The family ate these so sparingly, with a pack lasting about a week for the 6 of us! Hahaha...the euphoria lasted a week, and then it was gone...sob! sob!

I hope their brisk business doesn't steer them into the same direction of others who have succumbed to modern technology to meet the growing demand. I'm praying that Seng Kee will still churn out their Heong Peah the traditional way for many many more years & generations to come.

Seng Kee's Heong Peah straight from the oven : -
177 Lorong Gunung Rapat 3
Gunung Rapat,
31350 Ipoh, Perak

Tel : 605-3120972
H/P : 6012-5070728

9 am-7pm
Closed on Wednesdays

Check out Motormouth's post HERE on Seng Kee.


Precious Pea said...

Waahh...look at those maltose!!! So fresh and still in runny liquid form!! Aiyer I want!!!

ai wei said...

i miss the foh san's dim sum!!! and as for seng kee's heong beng... we were allowed to buy one packet only too. huhuuuu... not enuff for my family

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

its been awhile since i had heong bang too..ohh lalala..

Unknown said...

ZOMG, the heang pea looks so good with the filling oozing out. I have never seen anything like that and have no idea they make the heang pea like making naan, in clay oven thingy. WOW.

sc said...

the heong peng looks meltingly good! and i didnt get a bite of it *envy*

Unknown said...

pity they came up with the one packet per car rule, though it was indeed funny how we thought of bending the rule. =P

Rebecca Saw said...

I love those plain mooncakes with the sunflower seeds too! Foh san's looks yummy! Too bad the festival is over ;(

~Christine~Leng said...

they have a retail shop? I love their heong peah! yea... we didn't pre-order too. Only manage to get a pack! huhu..
Luv your shot of the heong peah!!

Anonymous said...

it was worth a trip to Ipoh just to get the heong peang -- any luck of getting some for special delivery by LG at the end of the year? they look absolutely delicious! - mp

wmw said...

Precious P : January! Hehehe...

Ai Wei : Yes, next time book ahead!

Joe : Well, now is a good time ;o)

Bee Yinn : Yes, it's deeeeeelicious!

SC : Go Ipoh? ;o)

J2Kfm : Tempted to try but know sure fail! Hahaha...

thenomadGourmand : I like the Heong Far biscuits but this trip round, Seng Kee's Heong Peah takes the cake!

Christine : I'm missing them still! :o(

Mrs Pitt : Should be able to, though it might not be "fresh"!

Ciki said...

Foh san! we got there late.. all the good stuff was gone. Still, the place was ogle worthy!

jason said...

Haha, poor thing to share one pack of heong peng!

wmw said...

Cumi&Ciki : At least you had some stuff at Foh San! We didn't get any :o)

Jason : Sigh...Sob! Sob!