Mom went up to Ipoh to visit some relatives and came home with enough pastries to throw a royal tea party. They came in assorted shapes and sizes. I asked her what they were repeatedly, and her only reply was “Just try lah. It’s delicious.”
Honestly, I was a little apprehensive at first. Unappealing as the next Tau Sar Piah from Penang, if I passed a shop selling these little unexciting morsels, I would not have given them a second glance. I do not like Tau Sar Piah one bit if you have to know. So anything that remotely look like them gets pre-judged instantly. Then there’s the issue of the pandan (screwpine) flavoured and green coloured lotus paste content. Along with that, I’ve also got an issue with any pastries/buns that’s topped with meat floss. Repulsive to say the least. Can you imagined the look on my face? It was much like the cynical faces the judges had on TV’s reality-series Britain’s Got Talent when they first saw frumpy ol’ Susan Boyle. And just like judges, I took a bite and (can’t believe what I’m about to say next) I was simply blown away by Susan! I just continued popping a dozens of them thereafter. Just.Couldn’t.Stop.
Trying to ignore mum’s I-told-you-so look, I asked for the name of the bakery she got them from. To my disappointment, she had no recollection. My aunt, who’s in Canada now, took her to a shop downtown where she happily stocked up. So, here’s the question, can anybody help me out? Pray tell where these pastries are from? And before you ask, I’ve already checked the ugly-pink-‘Specially for You‘-super cina-rosy printed cake boxes they came in – zilch info! Please do tell if you (yes, you! *looking at J2Kfm’s direction*) have any clue. I need my fix soon.
Thanks in advance.