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8 Jun 2015

Ming Xiang Tai Pastry Shop 名香泰餅家, Penang

Penang [檳城] • 8 JUN 2015
Chinese pastries are popular food items that come in all shapes, colors and sizes and are available all over Penang. "Chinese pastry” is used in a generic sense to refer to a wide range of Chinese food products that could be baked or steam and savory or sweet. They can also be referred to as 饼, 糕 (cake) ,or 酥 (biscuit). But where to find a good Chinese pastries in Penang?

In Penang, you can find Chinese pastry shops with very long history and tradition. Chinese pastries are made from basic ingredients such as flour, glutinous rice, yeast, sugar, salt, egg, and oil. Common stuffing ingredients include red bean paste, lotus paste, green bean paste, nuts, and preserved foodstuffs. The final product maybe sprinkled or flavored with spices, sesame or sugar.

These ingredients combined with different production techniques give rise to a wide range of pastries with different taste, texture and shapes. Where to find a good Chinese Pastry shop in Penang? 

Traditional handmade food is the foundation of cultural and artistic appearance.Ming Xiang Tai’s vision is to flourish the culture of eating Cantonese traditional handmade pastries and biscuits.
Ming Xiang Tai’s prime determination is to hold on to the philosophy and regain the cultural essence of traditional handmade pastries and biscuits. 

Trishaw Egg Tart  RM 1.40
Pineapple Pastry  RM 1.40
Crispy Kaya Puff        RM 1.40
Salted Egg Pastry     RM 1.40
(All my favourites, especially the pineapple Pastry and Egg Tart)

In 2008, the third generation heirs Au Meng Kit founded Ming Xiang Tai pastry shop in Penang. To honour his parent’s during their time’shard work in selling their pastries by using a trishaw cart, he named his egg tarts as the “Trishaw Egg Tart”. 
He streamlined his family's 20 kinds of products to ten multiple. He emphasized on quality instead of mass quantity. 

Trishaw Egg Tart is Ming Xiang Tai’s signature product. It was started by Madam Yin Yu Qun in 1960s as a home based business. It was until 1970’s that Madam Yin’s son Au Chee Teck and his wife Madam Chong Mooi used a trishaw cart to carry these egg tarts and sold in their local towns. The egg tarts are then named as the Trishaw Egg Tarts, to honour his parent’s hard work in selling these pastries. 

Ming Xiang Tai’s pastries are so good in taste, and brings back many childhood memories. They are also showing the old generation’s determination and passion.

Main Branch
133, Jalan Burma, George Town, Penang.
Tel: +604 227 9880
Opening Hours : 8am- 11pm

Ming Xiang Tai Pastry Shop Suntech
1-G-23A, Suntech at Penang Cybercity, Lintang Mayang Pasir 3, Bayan Baru, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Opening Hours : 8am- 8pm


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