In my last trip to Malaysia and Singapore, I brought back some Heong Peah. It has been a long, long time since I had this and frankly, I have even forgotten all about this snack until I came across it again in that trip.
Heong Peah is a snack originated from the small town of Teluk Intan (used to be called Teluk Anson). It is a chinese community delicacy. There are others who insisted that Ipoh is where Heong Peah originated.
I brought home the SGT brand simply from the nicer looking packaging. I recall that these things came in very rudimentary wrappings.
The Heong Peah is basically a biscuit with lightly sweet fillings. It has a very crispy and flaky layer outside. One bite into it and you will have pieces of the flaky dough falling off. So, you are better off eating this over a plate or something to catch the layers.
The fillings is made primarily of flour, oil, maltose, sugar, sesame, and shallots. It is not too sweet which particularly goes very well with a cup of hot beverage, especially hot English tea.
I was not sure if anyone at home would like it and so just bought one packet home. It turns out that Arkensen loves this a lot and had been snacking through the entire packet.
I felt that this biscuit, marketed correctly, would actually have a good demand in a city like Vancouver. The flakiness of the biscuit is perhaps something that many do not understand. For me, the best part of eating this is picking up the outer flaky layer afterwards. Yummy … got to get more for the home. Anyone know if you could buy these in Vancouver?