Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ban Chen Kuih, Penang

We were so full from dinner at 747 cafe, but piglets that we were, we needed the dessert. Ok, maybe that's just my excuse...haha

Another family haunt for Ryan's family (and extended family) for after dinner dessert, we reached rather late..about 10:30? Most of the stalls at this corner has closed, except for the Ban Chen Kuih stall, the thong sui stall next door and the local kuih stall.
We ordered the Original (RM0.80) and Peanut (RM0.60) flavour The skin was very crunchy and had the lovely santan-ish and eggy flavour. The centre is slightly thicker than usual, giving the ban chen kuih another level of texture..soft and spongy, rather than crunchy all the way. They were really generous with the filling too..there were ample crush peanuts, corn, dessicated coconut and margerine..making this ban chen kuih really delicious.


After 2 ban chen kuih each, I spotted the tauke cracking some eggs into the ban chen kuih that another customer order.
Curiosity got the better of me; I wanted to try it..Fresh from the pan..egg ban chen (RM1.30). This is really good. A slightly savoury flavour of the egg matched the sweets to perfection. Wonder if I can find this in KL?
The Ban Chen Kuih stall is located inside Kompleks Pasar & Balai Bayan Baru, Jalan Lintang Mayang Pasir 3. Next to Sunshine Square, on the way to Bayan Lepas.

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15 Comments:

Blogger JOjo said...

I love this!!! But the one serve in Sg all Thick Thick!!!I like the thin and crispy version of Malaysia~

24 April, 2008  
Blogger Jason said...

I always wanna try the one with egg! Doesn't seem can find here... maybe pasar malam?

24 April, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

jojo: the thin ones are good eh? yum yum~

jason: dont think so lor.. i've not seen one selling with egg.

to my floggers/ readers frens: have anyone eaten BCK with egg in Klang Valley? where can we find it?

24 April, 2008  
Blogger fatboybakes said...

wont it be too eggy? i love the crispy ones. oh, you from penang hor...

24 April, 2008  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

with egg???

24 April, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

fatboybakes: i didnt find it too eggy..then again, i love eggs anything..so..no lar, aku orang kluang..johor. my fren guide was from penang :)

joe: yes! egg! hahaha

24 April, 2008  
Blogger babe_kl said...

i've tried the one at air itam's pasar, best lah. never in my life the kuih have got so much ingredients inside - corn, dessicated coconut and peanuts and its filled to the brim!!! darn i sooo missed it now :(

24 April, 2008  
Blogger d_luaz said...

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24 April, 2008  
Blogger Big Boys Oven said...

how can I resist this piece, so crispy and so deliteful!

24 April, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good one SC.. wish there was more time only.. so i could bring lily and you makan more!

25 April, 2008  
OpenID kennymah said...

Ohhh, I like them crispy wispy... But yeah, it's true: most of what we get here in the Klang Valley is thick and floury... maybe tak cukup skill? :P

25 April, 2008  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

With egg is DA best! Used to have a pakcik who does a similar one around Ampang Point but now stall disappeared. Thinking of bringing own egg to the next pasar malam .. wish me luck!

25 April, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

babe: yeah, those is KL is so sad looking compared to PG ones..

desmond: hi there! thanks for your message...will email you soon.

bigboysoven: i cant either!

ryan: hahaha..i cant imagine the kilos that i'll pile on if we stayed even longer!

kenny: thicker in dough, less ingredients, so cheaper for them..bad for us :(

tummythoz: hahaha, you try that and tell me the results!

26 April, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haiyoh SC. there is so much more! there is the seafood porridge which i promised lily. then there is the crazy mamak mee goreng at the indian village near at changkat minden, then there is also the ikan panggang at dato keramat.. by the way, you forgot 1 thing... where is the goreng goreng punya post on our way back?

28 April, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

ryan: didnt forget la.. will write about it today/ trmw..patience, patience :p

28 April, 2008  

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