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Thursday, 2 July 2015

BUYING HEONG PIAH OR HEONG PENG BISCUITS AS GIFTS.

Hi, my blogger friends and readers! It is good to be back again and I really missed you all! I have taken a short break of 8 days from blogging and it seemed like a long time. Do give me some time and I will be visiting your blogs soon.

It all started with teasing and pulling each other's leg ... and it led to the booking of air tickets to Hong Kong! My hubby was on Whatsapp chatting and joking with his group of friends and later when he informed me that we were going to Hong Kong, I thought it was a joke.

Anyway to cut the story short, we were on a short holiday in Hong Kong from 24th to 28th June, 2015. And a friend requested we stayed back in Semenyih after our Hong Kong trip from 29th June to 1st July. While we were there, we visited Sekinchan on the 30th June and came back to Ipoh on the 1st July.
On the 23rd June, the eve of our flight to Hong Kong, my assignment was to buy Heong Piah or Heong Peng biscuits, etc. as our gifts for our Hong Kong hosts and friends. I went to our favourite and regular place in Gunung Rapat to get the biscuits.
Our regular place is a house. These are home made biscuits. The place is clean and spacious. When we reached the house, the baking of the biscuits were in progress. I had the chance to snap some photographs.
The boss was already baking the biscuits in the earthen ovens, protected with an outer layer of wooden planks tied around the ovens. There are 4 ovens in the photo.
As we went closer to the oven, we get to see the freshly baked biscuits still sticking to the sides of the oven, waiting to be removed.
As you can see, the biscuits dough are stuck on to the sides of the oven. At the bottom of the oven, the empty coconut shells are burnt as fuel.

This is how the baked biscuits are being removed from the oven using a metal scrapper and container.

The whole place was filled with a nice scent of freshly baked Heong Piah biscuits.

Preparing the oven for the next batch of biscuits dough. Coconut shells are used as fuel. They are placed at the base of the oven.

Biscuits are being baked inside the oven.

Bags of scrapped coconut shells used as fuel or charcoal.

The freshly baked and piping hot biscuits are then placed on a big tray to cool down before packing.

One bagi is approximately 0.5 kg in weight.

Besides the Heong Piah or Heong Peng biscuits, there are other biscuits on sale.

If you are interested, the address is at No 177, Lorong 3, Gunung Rapat.
Contact number is 05-312 0972.
Business opens from Monday to Saturday. Off day is on Sunday.

Linking to Good Fences.

God has given each of you a gift from His great variety

of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

(1 Peter 4:10, New Living Translation-NLT)

60 comments:

  1. Hello Nancy, the baking of the biscuits looks like a neat process. I like the ovens, I wish i could smell the biscuits baking. Great post, thanks for sharing. Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. These ovens are still in used by those in the cottage industry. The more modern factories are no longer using these ovens and have switched to modern ways of making these biscuits.

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  2. Oh my I think I can smell the baking here! Great action shots!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Yes, the smell of the baking is really nice.

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  3. Nice to have you back again, Nancy. Miss your blog. Bet you have an enjoyable time in Hongkong & hoping you will blog about it soon.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. I miss you too! Yes, we had a very enjoyable time in Hong Kong and will be sharing about it.

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  4. Well this is a very interesting post. I am so happy I came to visit. What a great adventure. Hong Kong surprise Wow;) Thanks for sharing. B

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    1. Hi Buttons Thoughts, I am glad that I too get to know you through your visit. Have a wonderful day.

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  5. wow! that is so cool! i bet the flavor of those biscuits is delicious!! congrats on your getaway, and thanks for linking!

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    1. The scent and flavor of those biscuits are really nice and delicious. They are very crispy and fresh!

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  6. They certainly look good, what a great way to use the coconut shells. Hope you had a good break.

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    1. I think the coconut shells add aroma to the biscuits. I love the scent of these freshly baked biscuits.

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  7. Wow...no wonder u missing so long..no posts nor no new beautiful plants pic for a week.

    Spontaneous trip to HK. Syok.

    Freshly made HP very sedap leh
    The inti still in liquid form. Yummmmm

    Thanks for d address

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    1. Yes lo...I have to time to inform of my holidays and I was missing my blogging and friends too. The freshly biscuits are very crispy and the caramel inti is still runny. I love these biscuits!

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  8. Wow...no wonder u missing so long..no posts nor no new beautiful plants pic for a week.

    Spontaneous trip to HK. Syok.

    Freshly made HP very sedap leh
    The inti still in liquid form. Yummmmm

    Thanks for d address

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    1. If you are interested to watch them bake the biscuits, you can visit the place around 10 am in the morning.

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  9. This has been such an interesting post...so glad you linked to Good Fences!

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    1. Thank you, Rose for your visit and comment. Have a great day!

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  10. Nancy it is a vry inteesting post I have never seen that kind of oven. Love from Europe

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    1. Thanks, Gosia. I am glad you enjoy my post! Have a pleasant day!

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  11. I was wondering where are you as didn't see you around in blog...

    I loves Heong Piah, hehe...

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    1. Ha ha...I went missing in action! But I miss you all. Heong Piah is also my favourite!

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  12. Wow, amazing. Lovely photos showing step by step in making biscuits. These home made biscuits must be really fresh and tasty with a lovely aroma.

    Best wishes

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    1. Thanks, Joseph. Oh yes, the biscuits are really fresh, crispy and very tasty. The aroma is really wonderful.

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  13. Hope you had a great time in HK! Thanks for showing us the photos and address, I will visit and buy the heong piah from them the next time I go to Gunung Rapat.

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    1. The place is quite easy to find. These are very crispy ones.

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  14. You do food so very well and this was a great way to see how they are made too. I love all your food.

    It's good to have you back and I'm sure you had a wonderful holiday and you took pictures of the food you ate...right?

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Hi Sandee, I had a very enjoyable time and I will be posting about the food in Hong Kong in the coming post! Have a beautiful day!

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  15. Great to be back to home sweet home, right? :). Looking forward to seeing your interesting places and yummy food!

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    1. Even though I had a great time in HK but you are so right, I do miss home and my garden. Home, sweet home at last!

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  16. Very interesting. I would really like to try those cookies. I can imagine the aroma of the cookies while cooking together with the smoky smell of burning coconut shell.

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    1. You must try when you get the chance. I am sure you will love these biscuits.

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  17. A place I will never see. So glad you shared with us.

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    1. Thank you, LV. I am glad you enjoyed my post. Have a lovely day!

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  18. Great info on the cookies. Fab .

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    1. Thank you, carolann. So kind of you to visit and comment. Have a great day!

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  19. The fences here were just fine but I must say I was quite amazed at the bisquit making. That was so interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Ida. I can say that nowadays, this old fashioned ways of baking biscuits are phasing out. And it is not easy to get those scrapped coconut shells.

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  20. What an interesting process to bake these special biscuits and I like that they use coconut shell to bake the biscuit.
    Welcome back from your surprise trip to Hong Kong.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. I am glad to be back again. Have a lovely trip!

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  21. Good morning and welcome back.
    Have not tasted these before....only Chek Hup ones.
    Do they sell them in KL too?

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    1. I think you should try this and then you can compare which is better. I do not know whether they sell in KL or not.

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  22. How fascinating! Nice to see you back, Nancy. Thanks so much for sharing, and a very warm welcome back! :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda. It is good to be back again. I miss you all and will be visiting your blog soon.

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  23. Hi Nancy, nice to see you back in action. I'm sure you had an enjoyable trip in HK.
    I like this Heong piah too. Thanks for sharing the factory pictures and the process of making heong piah. Didn't know they used coconut shell to baked this biscuit. No wander the biscuit so fragrant.

    Have a nice day, regards.
    Amelia

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    1. Thanks, Amelia. I enjoyed my Hong Kong trip and I am also glad to be home. Home, sweet home.

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  24. I know the famous heong piah is from Gunung Rapat but never been there myself. These are the crunchy ones right? Hmm I thought these are baked on a baking tray! Somehow the round things sticking on the side of the oven is a bit 'geli'... kinda like insect eggs haha.

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    1. Oh, do they look like insect eggs? Must be giant insects laying these giant eggs...hahaha...just joking. Stacy, if you have been there to smell the nice scent of freshly baked biscuits....your "geli" feeling will just disappear!

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  25. Hi Nancy! I was wondering where were you because you update your posts quite regularly. So you ended up in Hong Kong! How nice! So interesting to see how heong peng is baked.

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    1. Yes, this trip is quite a sudden one. Missing in action and found in Hong Kong lol!

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    2. Yes, this trip is quite a sudden one. Missing in action and found in Hong Kong lol!

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  26. I'm curious with the taste of these baked biscuits.

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    1. The outer skin is very crispy and crunchy. The filling is sugar caramel and sweet. Once you start, you won't stop at one.

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  27. I definitely can smell those biscuits in Northern Ireland!! Now you need to send me some! Loved the post.

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    1. Hi Margaret, how I wish I can send some of these biscuits to you. I think you will love them!

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    2. Hi Margaret, how I wish I can send some of these biscuits to you. I think you will love them!

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  28. i'm not a fan of biscuits of any kind. they get stuck in between teeth easily.

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    1. Well, I will eat first and go brush my teeth later lol! Can't refuse these crispy biscuits!

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  29. I am enamoured by those earthen ovens. I wish I didn't live so far away. I would love to visit this place!

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    1. Include this place in your places to visit when you stop by at Ipoh.

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