Friday, 19 September 2014

Kueh Pau Melayu Depan Telekom @ Tanjung Malim, Perak

Before the North South Highway, all commuters from north to south and vice versa would have had to pass this little town of Tanjung Malim and many of the old timers would still remember the good food that was available here. Today, those good old food still remain available, but only to locals as most commuters using the highway would not longer be passing this town. Being born and bred here, it is my responsibility to blog on all the good food that is still available here and as such this particular entry is on one such Pau stall that still exists till today.

Telekom Malaysia Office in Tanjung Malim

By The Side of The Bus Stop
This Pau stall is located along Jalan Besar, which is the main trunk road of the old town and is directly in front of the Telekom Malaysia building, opposite Dollah's Stall. Ask any local and they would direct you here.

3 Different Pau's Available

Kueh Pau Melayu Stall

The Same Old Gentleman
This stall has been around for more than 30 years now, at this same very spot. Just like those days, he still peddles the tricycle from his house to this spot everyday. He has three variety of Pau's, Black Bean, Sekaya and Chicken Curry. When  people mention of Pau's in Tanjung Malim, most outsiders would think of the Yin Mun Pau but trust me, locals do not go there. That restaurant is typically a tourist destination and locals still get their pau's from this gentleman. Those days, they were 40 cents each and even today, they are a mere RM 1 each which is way cheaper and better than what you get from the famous neighbour or anywhere else in Kuala Lumpur.

Pau Sekaya @ RM 1.00 each

Pau Sekaya @ RM 1.00 each
Just look at the amount of filling that you get in the Pau, it is probably thrice the amount from the famous neighbour. This Pau is just so good that you can go on having one after another. I would rate this at 9.1/10 .

Pau Kacang Hitam @ RM 1.00 each

Pau Kacang Hitam @ RM 1.00 each
He does not have seating space so everything has got to be take away's. This is another good Pau that you get there. I would rate this at 9.1/10 .

Curry Chicken Pau @ RM 1.00

Curry Chicken Pau @ RM 1.00
This is my all time favourite here and at a single sitting, I can go on popping at least five Pau's. This Pau is so delicious that you actually get real chicken meat in it. The curry is delicious and the dough is so soft. Anytime better than Yik Mun's. I would rate this at 9.8/10 .

If you happen to pass this side of the world, do make it a point to give this Pau a try, a sure no regrets. I happen to go back every weekend and most of my classmates have not been back like in 20 years. Many of them do place orders with me to get these for them and I do bring them back to KL on Sundays and put them in the freezer. They would collect it the next day and re-steam them. They do not mind as it is still so good. Definitely better than any of those Pau's that you get in Kuala Lumpur.

Address: Jalan Besar, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia.
                (Located in front of Telekom Malaysia office, beside the railway crossings that divides
                  the town)

Opening Hours: 1400 - 1900 Daily (Or until sold out)

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