Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hiong Piah

My friend, D, went to Ipoh last week and came back with this gift for me. Super fresh Hiong Piah. I think it's pong piah to most of us. Wow, you can taste the freshness in the pastry and it crunches as you bite into it, thus was difficult to break it apart and take photos of the inside. The filling is lovely and soft, and you only get this with very fresh ones. I've tasted my fair share of hard fillings. Of course, it is nothing like buying it from the original source. I don't buy this at all here as they are imported from Malaysia and God knows how long they've been on the shelves. The other pastry I love is Beh Te So (err... not sure if I spelt that right), I mean, these are dialect words so I don't think there is any right or wrong spelling for them. It's just like hanyu pinyin, you spell them out the way you would pronounce them. I love spelling, so hanyu pinyin comes naturally to me. I'm very glad that princess has inherited those genes and she is a great speller. Hehe. Oops, I'm digressing here. :P

So anyway, hey sis, do you want me to save you some? I know you love the chao tar (burnt) type. I'm not a fan of that but I love the inside. ;) So sometimes when I'm not in the mood to eat the entire thing, I will peel off the pastry on the outside and just enjoy the white pastry as well as the filling within. It's the way I've been eating it since I was young. ;)

I'm not sure if this is a famous brand but it sure tastes great! And apparently they are charcoal-roasted. Yum.

Thanks, D, for thinking of me. :) And sending the stuff all the way to me. How sweet. I won't reveal how long we've known each other but we've been friends since we were 7, in the same primary class. She's one of 3 primary school friends with whom I'm still in touch with, make that 4. The 4th one I haven't really been in touch with but in the past week I bumped into her twice. Lol! I think it's amazing that we've managed to keep our friendship going till now. I thank God for friends like D, K, etc, as friends are a very important part of my life. Thank you my lovely friends. :)

8 comments:

debra said...

Wow the way you described it really made me drool, so envious of you can enjoy your pong piah. Unfortunately I've to watch my glucose level. :O(

Paw Paw said...

Not visited yr blog for a long time....
Was sick & was outta town.
So much to read here...*wink*!

This pia is my fav. Sometimes...with no choice, I get from NTUC the Glory brand to eat.

Little Corner of Mine said...

This is actually a famous brand if I'm not mistaken. I bought it from MyTOA.com to try last time but some of the filling was hard already. I still prefer the Tiger brand (those pink wrapper one). I asked my mom to buy some and ask my brother to bring it to me. My brother is coming in a week, so excited! :)

HK Choo said...

hahhah...we can pair up, coz i only go for the pastry skin, then you can take the sweet filling...

daphne said...

hehhe. we hv this in Perth too. I think they imported this in. It's great! I haven't tried one in ages but seeing one just makes my tummy rumble.

Shazz said...

Yep yep save one for me!

singairishgirl said...

debra - Oh dear, you poor thing, everything cannot eat.

paw paw - Oh, I've missed you. Thought maybe you went away since it's school hols. Haha, welcome back anyway, and slowly take your time to read. Hehe. Oh, Glory has them? I've not tried.

hk choo - Ya man, we sure can pair up. You eat the pastry I eat the inside.

daphne - This brand? Wow. It must be famous then hehe. Time to head down to the Asian store. Hahaha.

shazz - One only ah.

singairishgirl said...

little corner of mine - Oops! I missed you out. Hahaha! Wah, lucky bro coming can stock up of most made in m'sia things hehe. Oh, thanks for info, cos I hardly eat it so don't know it's famous. ;P