G had visited this place before and jio-ed us for breakfast on this lovely weekend, but we had no idea this was such a lovely place 🙂
A really cosy bistro located at the back of a home interior shop, we really loved the natural lighting coming through the large windows and high ceilings. The natural light, coupled with the simple deco and white walls, provided a much soothing environment. The clientele as we can see it, is very much the ex-pats which is to be expected since it is within Tanglin Mall.
The view of the beautiful greenery and the comfortable seats, and the great company made us feel very relaxed and in high spirits!
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We had came to this place twice, the first time it was far too crowded for us to want to wait to buy any food souvenirs, so we figured we should return here to check out what is so good about this place. We came back on Monday, and it was empty (including no one queuing to take pictures with the ‘I-Want-Pau‘ mural just outside the shop) 🙂
While trying to decide what to buy home, we figured that we should try out the patries first, since there were seats available. We got ourselves the 2 most popular items, the Rickshaw Egg Tart 三轮车蛋挞 (RM2/pc), and the Salted Egg Yolk Pastry 咸蛋酥 (RM1.90/pc). We plonked ourselves at a table with the air-conditioning blowing at us 😀
The egg tart was still warm, and it was filled with flaky goodness that was made of many layers of thin pastry. The fillings were not overly sweet, and the combination was awesomely delicious (dare we say better than Tai Cheong’s)! Very worth the money, but probably too difficult to fly home with it still retaining its freshness.
The salted egg yolk pastry was quite disappointing though. It was super sweet with very little egg yolk, and we could barely distinguish the taste of egg yolk from the very sweet lotus paste. We ended up not buying anything and went back to the Ghee Hiang, the bean pastry place to get our souvenirs instead.
- Location: 26 Armenian Street Ghaut 10200 Penang, Malaysia
- Website: www.facebook.com/MingXiangTai1979
- Contact: +60 4261 9887
- Hrs: 10am – 9pm (Mon-Fri), 9am – 9pm (Sat-Sun)
This little shop caught our attention while we were looking for lunch. But there were only 2 tables available and completely filled with people, so we decided to grab lunch first before coming back to try our luck.
At $3.80 a piece, the Chicken Pie was not exactly cheap, but it was quite delicious! Slightly spicy due to the generous amount of black pepper, the fillings had whole chunks of chicken along with onions, corn, peas and carrots. The flaky pastry skin was delicious without being overly buttery.
Banana Walnut Muffin
Nice enough that we decided to try the muffin too! Got ourselves a Banana Walnut Muffin for $2. As I bit into the muffin, I could smell and taste the sweetness of the bananas! The top was slightly crispy with crunchy walnut bits, and the rest of the muffin was moist with a generous amount of bananas. The best part was that it was not super sweet, so we didn’t feel jelat after finishing it.
What a great way to finish off our meal 🙂
- Location: 91 Bencoolen Street Sunshine Plaza #01-51 S(189652)
- Hrs: 11.30am – 8pm (Closed 8, 18, 28 of every month)