Tham Jiak means in some way "love to eat" in Hokkien. I am a Malaysian Hokkien and truly love to eat.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Comfort Food from Home

Alright, what is this naughty girl doing here when she is supposed to be studying? Well, she just misses her blogging life and intended to at least post something. I have just tackled the first paper this morning, and hopefully I’ve done well, I wrote till my hand got sore. That should be good news right?

Anyway, mum had just bought a yummy biscuit made in my home town, Taiping, which she had dad brought up to KL for me. My dad works here and he travels back fortnightly. I’ve tried biscuit before, and had an almost addictive liking to it, which I “naturally” mentioned to mum, and so, she bought 2 boxes for me this time! Thank you mum!

It is just what I needed, a non-homemade-as-I-do-not-have-the-time comfort food to fight the exam blues.

Gula Melaka Biscuits

It's a sort of biscuit, with thick floury and buttery skin, wrapped around gula melaka, which is already all chewy and sweet. It has good combination of texture and taste which just have your hands keep crawling back into the box for more! By the way, the box is really cool, it has the picture of the Taiping lake garden at the top.

Now, I have to stop ranting or I’ll start to sound like a girl gone mad from studying, back to where I belong now, the books!

12 comments:

MM said...

Oh that looks just too too yummy! I've never heard of these before but they look and sound fantastic! I want!!!

rokh said...

mm, no no! it's all mine! *cackle

fooDcrazEE said...

hhmm...never had those b4....must ask my Taiping friend to buy fr me....

jadepearl said...

Oh my...never tried tis before! Got recipe or now plz?!!!
Thanks!

Puspha said...

Never seen or heard bout this in KL. Must b a speciality only available in Taiping then.

rokh said...

foodcrazee, you have taiping friend too?

jadepearl, no recipe. would love to have it too!

puspha, yea, it's made in taiping and i haven't seen it here either

Tazz said...

Sedap? Then eat slowly, don't finish up so fast. *lol*

Wish you all the best for you exam! :)

boo_licious said...

Yeah, definitely only in Taiping as I have never heard of these biscuits. Good luck for those exams - a little break is always good.

fooDcrazEE said...

of course i do..all over Malaysia...lolz....some even in Sepetang where i used to go for my angling activities

rokh said...

tazz, finish di!

boo, yea agreed!

foodcrazee, cool. next time you're in taiping, i can recommend some nice place to eat, though i'm sure your friends know too

L Y N said...

when i first saw this post, i was fascinated. i had never seen this in Tpg before in my entire life! Imagine how excited I was when i accidentally stumbled across it in a shop from its special box design. Little did i expect, it would be such a disappointment. i had so much difficulty swallowing my very first bite, let alone finish the whole piece, although it's only slightly bigger than a 50cent coin. it's probably a matter of, "a man's meat is a another man's poison". but if you do try it, do so with an open mind. so, anybody who wants the rest of my biscuits?

rokh said...

i want the rest of the biscuits! *hands raise* :P

Post a Comment

* Malaysia * Good Food * Recipes * Travel *Reviews * Asia *