160, Jalan Sultan Iskandar
30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Tel : 605-241 2399 / 017-573 6277
FB : Guan Heong Ipoh
Business Hours :
Mon – Sat 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. ; Sun 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
There are numbers of traditional pastry shops that began their business since our parents’ time and still carry on their business operating till now. One of it is the Guan Heong Biscuit Shop at Ipoh New Town that opened for business since 1918. That’s almost 100 years!
I able to find some brief history about the Guan Heong’s founder, “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.”
My mom stayed at Ipoh before married to my dad and moved to Shah Alam, Selangor. When I was a kid, my grandma usually brought pastries from Guan Heong when she came over for visiting. Hence, I am quite familiar with Guan Heong and its range of products.
Mid-autumn festival is approaching and I need to purchase few boxes of mooncake as gift to my relatives and friends. Through recommendation from a foodie friend, I checked out Guan Heong’s website at www.guanheong.com for their range of mooncakes.
At Guan Heong, they offer 4 types of traditional handmade mooncakes, namely the Hokkien Mooncake (RM8 per pcs), Teo Chew Mooncake (RM8 per pcs), Egg Yolk with Lotus Mooncake, and the best seller Shanghai Mooncake (RM11.50 per pcs).
My mom and I were fans of Shanghai Mooncake! From the first bite when I was still a kid back then, I was hooked immediately. We like the unique flavor and texture of its pastry skin compared to the baked and snow skin type. It has its own wonderful characteristic for having the special buttery taste with soft crunch pastry outer layer, to me it is something similar with the butter cookies. Just a thought, you might need a plate while eating the Shanghai Mooncake as the pastry skin is bit crumbly.
The filling is lotus paste with single egg yolk and lots of lotus seed as well for the bite. Overall not too overwhelm sweet and oily, even my mom had few slices of it without complaining much. Satisfy with double thumbs up.
Not staying around Ipoh? Not planning travel to Ipoh? No worries! I am so glad that Guan Heong now offers delivery service to all places within West Malaysia. For those of you that interested, just call up and the staff will advice you on the product availability, courier charge, payment method, and estimated date of arrival. That’s very easy and convenience right?
If you are just like me who sometimes prefer the traditional flavor of mooncake, especially the unique Shanghai Mooncake, do give Guan Heong a try now!
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