Monday, January 25, 2010

We Love Big Face In Penang!!

Yes, my kids and I love to eat "Tai Kau Meen." Nowadays in IPOH, these type of stalls are very scarce, not easy to locate them anymore. So whenever I go to Penang, I will search for them, there are aplenty in Penang and the best thing is, they come in many types of fillings.

I found this man in Jelutong, I said, "I want each of everything"... His reply was, "I have 20 choices, how many do u want?" wahhhh....20 choices, man!!! Then finally, we settled for 10 choices...hahahaa... my gosh....each one different variety and we ended up paying 22rm for the 10 choices....
the young boss...
he was doing my 10 choices.. heheeee...
i love the coconut fillings best!! simple and nice..

this one ham & meat floss..
gosh!! what a combination!
some of the 5 sweet types
another 5 were made up of ham, cheese, meat floss
and goodness knows what...
all we did was to walloped them!!

so how about u?
Do u love these "Big Faced Pancakes?"

61 comments:

  1. Ban chien kueh.... i like the original one... with sugar and peanuts inside...

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  2. they dun have these in KK...uhhuhu..wish I can go there to try it someday...wonder if KL got or not..(coz will be going to KL soon) hehehehe =p

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  3. I love love love them!!! Any fillings also wallop!! There are a few stalls in Ipoh selling these but I'm not too sure if they taste as good :(

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  4. In KL, still easy to find but yes, I love it now but not when my mother used to buy them every Sundays! lol

    20 choices huh? COOL.

    I saw one with banana right? I would like to try that!

    hugs,
    shakira

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  5. cleff: yes, the original is still the best.. not so complicated, hor?


    william: cool..and eaten best when it is hot.. :p


    angelbeaR: not too sure KL has or not.. anyone can verify this???


    agnes: ipoh...where got this type already ah? pasar malam, i suppose, right?


    shakira: yes, 20 choices.. he tot i wanted all of them..haha.. but next time i stick to the coconut fillings and peanuts.. veli best!! haha..

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  6. i would definitely love them!

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  7. Huh? There are stuff with ham? Goodness. My 1st time seeing this. :p

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  8. Is it 'ban chiang kueh'???
    I love it too..

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  9. What? Big face? Tai Kao Meen? Is that the name given to it? Haha now I know what to ask for.
    Anyway, I only like the original with peanut, butter, coconut...

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  10. i miss tai gau meen very much...can't find many stalls in jb. Btw, I remembers that tai gau meen stall in cockman street back in the 70s and early 80s. They sold in the morning!

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  11. wenn: i think many of us also love these type of pancakes..


    tekkaus: the penangnites are super creative..


    mery: hokkien? i think so.. haha...


    molly: i agree with u.. i prefer those with peanuts, coconut, corn or kaya.. but not ham or cheese please.. :p


    chrisau: that one long time no more already.. i think the boss also boh liow.. no one took over, i guess.. last time best hor?? selling at the back lane..

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  12. of one of my favorite...I love to have lot of jagung...always tambah!! Never try other choices coz prefer the original one...

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  13. I only like the one with peanuts and extra corn fillings. And I prefer to eat it fresh at the site. I usually go to the one at pulau tikus morning market in penang... :)

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  14. saya.. dun like complicated life one.. so i macam cleffairy.. suka the original version.. with peanut n jagong.. :D but so long tak makan dy leh.. come to think of it.. so long i tak makan so many things dy!!!!! aiyo....

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  15. i likee the crispy variety..they call it cheen loong pau and i like with just a little cream corn added.
    eh.. who helped you finish the 10pcs. ?

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  16. Got Hawaiian Tai Kau Meen or not? Put pineapple and roast chicken...ha ha ha!

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  17. I love this one. Very hard to find with coconut one in KL. Only found 1 stall that sell with coconut fillings in SS2. Even that, just a tiny bit of coconut aje

    Uiks? this man selling TKM with 20 choices ah? must be "copied" from Indonesia. Coz hubby said over there they have TKM with many variety a long time ago

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  18. These are new to me, but they do look delicious!!

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  19. i thought you like me. -.-" my face bigger than your tai kau mean lor. :P

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  20. i love Ban chien kueh also!!
    20 choice? walao.. nowadays so geng liao~

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  21. @Merryn... come, let's go... makan trip! LOL...we ask Cynderella bring us go! LOL...

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  22. mandy: the originals are always the best, right!


    linda: u r fr penang? then i envy u.. choices of food is so much..



    merryn: in malacca got ah? i also like the pg small apom.. very nice also but got to be patient .. sometimes got queue one..


    Elaine: u forgot i have 2 big growing boys? and then with Gab some more..10 pieces are not too many.. hahaha....


    cathJ: yummy too!!


    Pete: dont tell me u know how to do this too!!! i salute u man..


    smallkucing: from indonesia? surprising... didnt get to eat thast while in medan last time :)


    cheryl: yes, asians like to eat and eat and eat..!!


    medie007: mine too, mine too.. like moonface going-to-be....


    kikey: this young fella has 20 choices..but better stick to the original la..


    cleff: u have found makan kaki already, right? make sure u really go, girl.. u need to go out and mix with them!

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  23. WOW so many choices.....must try must try :)

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  24. Actually, I very malu wan...no joke wan... I'm not that outgoing lerr... but these two looks like wun makan me... so i think, go out wif them, safe kot? LOL...

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  25. 20 choices!! wow..like I want to eat there for 20 days in a row..I love the chicken floss filings..yum2

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  26. Wow..so many type of fillings can get there...but i still stick to traditional taste..peanut, sugar and with some corns..hehhe..

    I saw the one with coconut filling looks yummy.

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  27. manglish: u r like my sons.. must try everything..


    cleff: i guarantee they r safer than me..hahahaa...


    sjb: memang banyak dan sedap juga!


    c.alv.B: maybe try one time.. at least we have tasted the difference..


    mommyling: yes, i love the coconut fillings too.. must taste that again the next time i go there..

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  28. Oh...my fav. especially the original type sold by our malay friends. Crispy in the outside, and soft in the inside. Yummm.....

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  29. Sure anot, they wun makan me or kidnap me go somewhere? Cuz I am going out wif them later. *bites finger*

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  30. MnHl: same here..all like die hard fans of original..pancakes!


    cleff: so...do u want me to call u every half hour? wah.. going out later? sigh.. go out aso never ajak this old mama here.. *dap dap tears*

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  31. I tried but it turned out a little burned LOL! See http://peteformation.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-first-attempt-at-making-ban-chien.html

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  32. I love the traditional big thick tai kau min with peanuts filling. And the crunchy ones too. Wah... so lucky to have 20 choices to choose from...

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  33. Apam balik!!! Ya...I'm like Cleff - the original with peanut and suger for me too!!!

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  34. this is my favourite!! but i only love the original peanut version *yummy*

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  35. pete: re-do it again..i m sure it gets better.. :p


    boeyjoey: yes.. eat while it is warm...


    stp: apom balik yeah.. malays call it that.. there is another type of apom balik.. a bit thicker and different fillings.. and smaller in shape.. i mean in penang..

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  36. I don't think this is called apom balik in malay lo. cos apom balik is selling by Indian one. This one in Pg we called it as "ban chang kuih".

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  37. After I try, I will let you know. :P
    Hahaha you are really a crazy badminton fan.
    It is good and keep it on. Malaysiaboleh.

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  38. i go with cleff, also original for me. Just peanut...the simple and the most yummy.:)

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  39. big faced pancakes....really got such name ah....looks nice ler...is it like those waffle type?

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  40. yum yum yum. where is this in penang? maybe i should call eugene. i didnt know got ham one..should be nice. got cheese one or not?

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  41. amy: got the smaller type in penang..sold by chinese too.. different texture, can put bananas or jagung one.. that is apom balik i suppose?


    chvoon: yes, let me know.. esp the meat floss with ham.. my gosh..


    annieQ: faithful fans..


    via: u havent eaten these before?then u must go penang and try.. :)

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  42. wow..so many different types of tai kau meen. i still eat the normal ones occasionally and bought them from the pasar malam.

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  43. same as fairy, I love the original! :)
    +Ant+

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  44. barb: yes.. i guess we all do love the original...


    gratitude: we love what the fairy loves.. hahaha.

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  45. Pasar malam got la... or Yat Yat Seng in Ipoh Garden also got... and another 1 near Jln Kampar... And 1 at Bercham's ex-Wong Kum food court :)

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  46. agnes: wah...u er.. seems to know so much..i know PM got.. yat yat seng i think no more already.. not so sure, ours here all the normal ones, no coconut fillings and meat floss... wong kum lady, sells the thin type..i prefer the fleshy one.. hehhe..

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  47. I like this.. lucky here in KL we still have 1 stall selling around my hse... I like those with just peanut and coconut.. not fancy with those new creation..

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  48. cynthia: lucky u then.. over here, normally peanuts and corn..but difficult to find those thicker batter.. mostly crispy only..

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  49. looks yummy!
    never heard of it tho..
    but now i do! =D

    kenwooi.com

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  50. kenwooi: how come u never heard of tar kau meen in ipoh.. famous!

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  51. Wow! 20 choices! I will take all 20! haha!

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  52. Eh, how come Ipoh don't have? I thought Ipoh ios a food paradise, no? So Penang is better lah!

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  53. KL also have but don't have 20 choices so many! Unless I don't know. haha!

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  54. Ooh! Now you make me so hungry! Got to open up my CNY pineapple tarts and eat. Hope I won't finish them before CNY! LOL!

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  55. I also like the coconut one - the best I think! Of course haven't tried ALL 20 choices so for the moment the best for me is coconut! : )

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  56. foong: yes, i still feel the coconut is very very very.. yummy.... i must go again!!

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  57. Wow... that's like RM2.20 per pc. Vy the mahal hor? But the portion of "liu" is quite generous.

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  58. o i love this too! Especially when it is filled with coconut and corns! Yum!

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