When my mom told me about the meat floss biscuit here, I tried to locate the place and hope to buy back some for her. Unfortunately during my past trip to Ipoh, I couldn’t get to buy any because the biscuits were sold out 😦
About Guan Heong Biscuit.
In the 19th century, during a period when tin mining was booming in Malaya (now known as Malaysia), it has attracted many Chinese immigrants from China. Mr. Sitt Kun Shan, who was brought up from a bakery family from Zhen Jiang, China founded his bakery business in 1918, as the first bakery shop in Ipoh New Town. The name Guan Heong was adopted signifies his passion to serve the original and high quality taste of pastry to his customers in the Hokkien translation. As the name shows, the basic philosophy it expresses is that we must present fresh pastry using high quality ingredients and no artificial flavoring.
With the hardwork of Mr. Sitt Kun Shan and his workers, the business began diversifying to include a wide variety of products like Heong Pheah, Pong Pheah, Salted Tau Sar Pheah, peanut candy, sweet sesame crispies, sweet rice crispies, bridal cakes, mooncakes and many more. Meanwhile with its strong adherence to taste and quality, the Guan Heong brand obtained a strong reputation and started distributing across regions.
The baton of the business has been passed on to the second generation, Sitt You Zhu and now the third generation, Sitt Hock Lye of the family. Despite the changes in timeline, the philosophy and tradition of the business never change, adhering strongly to taste and quality in order to bring the best pastries to the customers.
The third generation, Sitt Hock Lye with his wife further diversified the product line to include what is so famous in town today: Meat Floss Biscuit, Dried Meat Biscuit, pineapple roll and nutty cookies. Guan Heong‘s traditional Hokkien Mooncake and Teo Chew Mooncake have also been featured on The Star Newspaper dated back in September 5, 2007.
Guan Heong, with its heritage of around 100 years, the oldest bakery name in Ipoh New Town will continue to grow and serve the customers with quality and tasty pastries.
I’ve been following Malaysia Food, Travel & Tourism Blog and FB Page by VKeong.
Last month, I saw this giveaway on his FB Page. Very simple by just dropping a comment. So, I tried my luck lor…
Check the number of commentators. But only 5 person will be pick as winner to receive 3 boxes of biscuits.
Later, I was really happy to see my name appeared as one of the selected winner. *so fortunate!*
Last week I received the parcel, a big brown box from Guan Heong Biscuit Shop.
The content of the big brown box.
3 boxes of biscuits as mentioned earlier. All are nicely pack and sealed.
Ohh wow…… 2 different contents. All comes in individual convenient pack!
Left (Guan Heong’s Signature Biscuit), Right (Guan Heong’s Traditional Biscuit).
Guan Heong’s Traditional Biscuit; Tau Sar Pheah is somewhat nicer than those I usually eat. The pastry is crispy, not like those ‘masuk angin’ type. And the filling is nice too.
These are all Guan Heong’s Signature Biscuits. They are all wrapped in individual packs to maintain its freshness.
From Left → Right.
1) Meat Floss Biscuit – Crispy yet flaky pastry with meat floss and lotus paste filling.
2) Dried Pork Biscuit – Crispy yet flaky pastry with dried meat filling.
3) Salted Egg With Meat Floss Biscuit – Crispy yet flaky pastry with meat floss and lotus paste and an addition of salted egg yolk filling.
As you can see, the filling is quite generous. I like all of them and happily sharing it with my family.
Other than traditional and signature biscuits, at Guan Heong they also sell seasonal biscuits like during Chinese New Year and mooncakes during Mooncake Festival. You can also order your wedding biscuits here.
To save your trouble for traveling all the way to Ipoh, you can order the biscuits by just dialing the number above. Minimum order would be at least 6 boxes. So convenient hor…. In future, I can order too. However this delivery service is only available within West Malaysia.
The price list for their Signature Biscuits:-
1. Meat Floss with Lotus Paste Biscuit – RM 14.60 per box
2. Meat Floss with Salted Egg and Lotus Paste Biscuit – RM20.90 per box
3. Dried Pork with Lotus Paste Biscuit – RM20.90 per box
(delivery charges varies depending on the weight)
Last but not least… once again I want to thank VKeong and Guan Heong Biscuit Shop for this giveaway!!
Guan Heong Biscuit Shop
160, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Tel: 05-2412399 / 017-5736277
Office Hour: Mon – Sat : 9am to 7pm ; Sun: 10am to 3pm