One of my favourite things to buy when in Penang would be the tau sar piah (豆沙饼) from Ghee Hiang Bakery. I must say their tau sau piah is one of the best I’ve ever had. It’s a taste of tradition yet their pastries are made very giftable with proper box packaging. Prices are reasonable too.
Inside each box, the respective pastries would be further packed in plastic either individually, in twos or threes, which makes it easy to mix and match if you’d like to offer variety to your family and friends.
The retail outlet that we often go to is this one on Jalan Macalister, which is a bungalow building on its own.
About Ghee Hiang
It originated from Fujian, China in the late Qing Dynasty era. The brand was established in 1856, which also makes Ghee Hiang one of the oldest food manufacturers in Malaysia. Their traditional pastries with centuries-old recipes are freshly handmade and baked every day.
Besides tau sar piah, you can also find other pastries and products like beh teh saw (马蹄酥), hneoh pneah (香饼), phong pneah (清糖饼), almond cookies (杏仁酥), sesame crisps (麻香酥), matcha crisps (茶香酥), sesame oil and white coffee.
For the current price list, please refer to the menu on their FB page. They now have new packaging!
Right now, they are selling mooncakes too as the Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching.
We have tried all their pastries, which were all above average. 都挺不错的，不会踩雷. Our folks loved the pastries too. My father-in-law even finished an entire box of tau sar piah on his own, lol. Everything just goes very well with coffee or tea.
If you’re wondering what to get for your family, friends or colleagues while in Penang, you may want to check out Ghee Hiang.