Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pau Attack @ Yee Si, Kampung Koh, Sitiawan

I'm way behind editing my photos....and while I'm not done with Vegas and Canada, Taiwan and now Melbourne, there are still the road trips that I did to Sitiawan and Penang!  Oh well, from Vegas - I shall now take you all back to our shores, Sitiawan, where my first stop over was at the famous Yee Si at Kampung Koh. (Oh, a word of thanks goes out to Charles & family for extending their wonderful hospitality and to Glorious Jade, WWS and Ash for being hand models and putting up with all that waiting while I snapped away at all that food).  

Stopping over to grab some paus, we found out that we had to wait a while for the "thousand layer" peanut pau as we were too early (we arrived at 2pm).  We actually went off and came back again to pick up our orders slightly after 3pm. Luckily we placed our orders earlier, it was almost sold out by the time we got there the second time round.  Check out the scene at the side lane....

Operation Pau @ Yee Si

Operation Pau - Churning out the steamed buns....

Steamed Buns on Bamboo Steamer Tray
Steamed Paus (Buns) on bamboo steamer trays, going....

Buns
going....
Gone!
Gone!

Kaya Bun
Of course, we got other varieties...here's the Kaya Pau.  This took 3rd spot on our list.  It was normal fare to us as we found the filling average tasting.

Meat Bun
The Sang Yuk Pau (Meat Bun).  With generous juicy filling, we enjoyed this savoury pau, taking 1st spot of the three varieties.
Crushed Peanut Bun
The Peanut Pau also had generous crushed peanut filling which was fragrant and had just the right level of sweetness. 2nd Place :o)

Thousand Layer Peanut Bun - squashed!
Poor Thousand Layer Peanut Pau - we couldn't eat it immediately as we were full.  By the time, we took it home, it was squashed! Pau "attacked" indeed! Hahaha.... It still tasted good, given the fact that we ate it at room temperature.  Therefore, given its condition, it wouldn't have been fair to rate it with the others.  Hence, no position.  Hahaha.....


Restoran Yee Si
80 Jalan Lin Chen Mei (Jalan Besar)
Kampung Koh,
Sitiawan


To Be Continued...

10 comments:

smallkucing said...

is that the place that is famous for the Chili sos also?

The pau is making me drool. Going to find pau to eat for breakfast...

J said...

Thousand layers? Doesn't look like it from the cross section....

J2Kfm said...

Haha, that thing you squashed is actually called 'mou mou'.
Not sure why. Bt not really to our liking either.

Why go Sitiawan no ajak me one?! >_<

jason said...

Hahaha, attacked!

Life for Beginners said...

I've heard of rival drivers competing for pole position, but this is a first - competing for "pau" position! :D

boo_licious said...

I've only tried the peanut one as it was what we managed to get one day! Loved it. I always think Sitiawan is a place for snacks vs real food since I find their Foochow food too watered down.

Al-Scheira said...

im so hungry looking at your pau's picture... and i admit that pau made by Chinese is the best compare to malay...nyumy

choi yen said...

I prefer savory pau than sweet filling pau :P

wmw said...

smallkucing : Kg Koh is famous for chilli sauce, yes!

J : Like I said...it's squashed! So, thousand layers have turned to maybe 4 layers.

J2Kfm : You near to Sitiawan ah???

Jason : Yah...badly!

LFB : Yes, pau position!

Boo : Stay tuned for more ...

Al-Scheira : Sorry, didn't mean to make you feel hungry :o)

choiyen : I have my moods...my craving goes according to it :p

cook4fun said...

Hi happen to chance upon your blog while looking for the "thousand layer pau" recipe.....that's my grandfather's shop!!! Am trying it out now...steaming it at the moment. I'm sure it's not as good as my uncle's but can do for now lah!!! Actually the special pau is called the "Seven Layer Pau" Missing all the sitiawan delicacies...sigh...