Monday, June 26, 2006

Tau Sar Pneah aka Tambun Biscuit

One thing that I always noticed whenever I drive pass by Him Heang outlet (along Burmah Road) is there are lotsa outstation cars parked on the roadside of the outlet (cos lack of parking lot), especially cars from KL with the W number plates. I can see some of them even buy up to 8 to 10 boxes of Tau Sar Pneah. Wah.. spend almost RM100 on biscuits? Really so nice meh? Why the craze? Dunno lah.. might be cos I'm staying in Penang, so I won't craze for this tau sar pneah aka Tambun Biscuit so much, and I guess the same goes to most Penangites too. There are other biscuits available as well such as Beh Teh Saw, Phong Pneah and Hneah Pneah.

Him Heang & Ghee Hiang are the more famous outlet in Penang and of course there are several other outlets as well. Besides the non halal tau sar pneah (with lard), there are healthier version of tau sar pneah (vegetarian oil) as well as halal tau sar pneah (but from other company).

Him Heang Tau Sar Pneah

I prefer the Sheng Hiang tau sar pneah instead cos it comes in different flavour - original, spicy shrimp hay bee, cappucino, orange, pineapple, durian, green tea, yam, pandan, nutmeg, corn, mango, grape. My favourite is cappucino & spicy shrimp ;)

57 comments:

angel said...

liuliu chup!
tau sar pneah, sedap maa...

dammnnn... wot a liuliu monday!

angel said...

Heh??? Sheng Hiang?? Mana punya? I dunno abt this one lehhh... i must get the liulian wannn!!! Where is the shop? I M U S T G E T H O L D O F I T ! Maybe I'll go back one of these weekends...

DYK that Him Heang wan got no vegetarian wan?? But I dun like Ghee Hiang wan... last time they very tiao keh... must call and reserve wan... padan muka got no biz like dat... liuliu...

carcar said...

wow the spelling is powerful!

i can read it perfectly as tau sar pneah!

i wonder pneah this word is frm?

kaka...

but nowadays lotsa 'imitate' brand in the market.. i still prefer Him Heang or Ghee Hiang.

carcar said...

wait a minute!

chen have beautiful photo compilation for the tau sar pneah i noticed!!

good job sotong!! love it!

Chen said...

angel,
angeliu also like tau sar pneah? :P
monday blues ah?

Sheng Hiang is located in New Lane. But they don't produce all the flavour at one time; if not mistaken, only certain flavour on certain days..

If u balik kampung, must call me.. :D We can go makan-makan.

Yeah, the vegetarian tau sar pneah is only produced by other companies :) Him Heang tau sar pneah tastes better than Ghee Hiang. When I passed by Ghee Hiang outlet, I don't see many cars there :P

carcar,
attempt to make the readers having knotted tongue when trying to read the word. LOL (jahatnya I)

dunno from where ah? u go korek-korek to investigate? okie? Sotong must help Sotong :D

Nowadays semua brand pun ada...

Chen said...

carcar,
aiks.. wait a minute too..

Really Sotong Mind think alike..
Forget to reply your last comment..

TQ TQ :)
u can do the trick also with Picasa2 ;)

angel said...

Ya, okay la, i quite like but not crazy abt it tho...
Alamak, one day one flavour nia? U think they got website for me to check out what flavour on wat day ah? Then i can ask someone to buy the liulian wan 4 me :D

Ya ya, of cos i'll let u know if i balik... but DYK tat i stay at the mainland wan? :P I know how the "island" ppl think that the mainland very boring... tiok bo??

Chen said...

angel,
not to the extend of one flavour a day lah.. just that they don't produce all the flavour at one time :P I don't think they have website lah.. If I passed by there next time, I can check out for u :)

Yeah, I know u stay at mainland (U told me previously & I still remember lah). Tell u something, I only know how to get around in the island, blur with mainland, kekekee... Wa mm si Penang lang lah, so I won't think mainland lang is boring loh.

may said...

I like tau sar pneah!! but sometimes if eat too much, feel a bit jai oredi. but if compare with heong peng, I like the sticky gooey one much better!

angel: liuliu monday indeed! so the buzzzzzyyyyyy!!

domesticgoddess said...

i never noticed this brand wan... too many flavours make the taste buds confused! anyway me still prefer the original tau sar pneah!

Selba said...

Whoaaaaa..... must try it someday!!! :D

fred said...

*drool* that food is heaven...

L B said...

Waaa!! Ho cheang weh! Chun hai lau hau siew. Dunno why, but lately, the times I have been to Penang, everyone wants those pheang too! It's like some sort of drug! Personally, I like them too, but not to the extent of asking someone to buy them for me!! Why ah? The reasons must be very interesting to know.. I am so curious..

Chen said...

may,
kekkeke, remember? Must eat in moderation? ;) Cannot sapu too much. Everything if sapu too much also not nice liao :P

Ooooh.. u like Heong Peng? we call that as Hneah Pneah in Hokkien.
hehhe.. the black sticky gooey interior :P Ghee Hiang's serve better Heong Peng. I presume u will buy some back home if u come to Penang? ;)

kesian, so busy ah? I do shoulder massage for u, how? I always do shoulder massage for my colleagues FOC :P

domestic goddess,
I just discover this brand one year plus ago.. I love the cappucino flavour (although I'm not a coffee person).

Selba,
u should :D

Chen said...

Fred,
It is nice but since it's easily available here, so I don't really fancy it loh..(human nature.. won't appreciate things that are available in excess)kekkee...

LB,
errr... now I notice there's something "wrong" with your cantonese as well :P must polish your cantonese liao...

Most outsiders or tourists who come to Penang will buy this product..
Why ah? I also dunno.. let u investigate. (I eat too much sotong (cuttlefish kangkung) today, so a bit blur blur..)

day-dreamer said...

Picasa 2 ROCKS!! Yeah!

Him Heang tau sar pneah is nice, but quite expensive... and also have to Q long long only can get.

Somemore Chia Chui Lor got a lot of cars, so hard to get parking. Hehehe...

zeroimpact said...

I like gud food
Normalli ppl buy back for mi la so dun realli care the brand when it's delicious
But I find vege 1 a bit dull... still the original is better
yumyumyum

L B said...

Oi! I know my cantonese is teruk, but those few words there can't have been that bad, could it?!!! LOL sot sot sot.. Aiyoh, now gotta correct my cantonese lagi.. A sotong's job is never done..

Chen said...

day dreamer,
Tell u lah one simple way to get Him Heang tau sar pneah & no need to queue.. buy in Chowrasta Market (but slightly more expensive loh than to get from Him Heang outlet). The stock is fresh too, but no queue, kekke :D

zero impact,
if people buy for u, then u cannot complaint lah, kakkakak :P

the sinful lard do make some difference :P tat's the secret ;)

Chen said...

lb,
akakkak.. cos the way u put make it sounds weird loh.. as well as the pronouncation :P So reading that few words I know liao.

Sotong is always busy with sotong job. Sotsot :D U need tuition in Cantonese as well :P

L B said...

LOL, I just read back my cantonese, and I couldn't understand it either...

slurp! said...

just had Him Heang last friday. very nice, flaky crust, not too oily & sweet.

Chen said...

lb,
so u better speak english then :P
u made me more blur now..
okie, time to zzz..
Sotong Rehat now.. :P

slurp
Him Heang available in Singapore too? That's cool :)

may said...

Hneah Pneah... that's such a tongue twister leh! I think I'll stick to heong peng. my brother who goes up north for biz once in awhile would come back with a few boxes and packets of the Heong biscuits... waaaa, sapu as much as I can liao!

angel said...

Doc, it's just that the Italian sotong's spelling sounded a bit too...errmmm... engrish cum italiannies? Tats why sounded weird liuliu :D

ahmay, *sigh* so liu the monday... but thank god it's gone away! but tomolo another liuliu day for me :((

angel said...

Uik ah may! U sneaked in on top of moi :P

LOLOL@ hneah pneah! Oi, Doc! Apa 'hneah'?? Not spelt as 'hiaoun' meh?? LOLOL!!

Oooo...so many peeples like the pneah pneah...
*jots down in notebook*

plink said...

Hi chen!
*cannot remember if dropped by before*
Hmm... go back Penang visit pRelatives that time must look out fofr Sheng Hiang now.... Sounds yummy!
angel from koay kang one izit? Mainland people okay wut? Arbuthen, I got relatives work there last time. *faster run away thau bee(hide)*
LB: Yalah, very-the-salivating. I go look see whether there's a spare box in the house. *spare Tausar Peng for AhWongKor*

izso said...

You eat too much. XD

Pink Cotton said...

hahaha
i remember those tambun biscuit..my colleague went to penang for work once and bougth that back for us too! lol

really so popular huh? :P

Cynthia said...

my favorite! I can have half of the box by myself. =)

L B said...

*runs to plink and flashes skirt*

Simple American said...

I'm tired. And now I am hungry. *licks lips*

plink said...

O.O @ AhWongKor's skirt

sengkor said...

we dun like it. normally when someone pass us a box, it will be there on the table for few weeks.. untouched.

Alicia said...

-.- i wanna try durian tau sar piah..

Alicia said...

waa since when izso use this "xD"
hahaha.. got infected liao

Chen said...

may,
hahaha..keng leh the name.. Is there a knot in your tongue? btw, the heong peng is good not only for eating, but to throw at people too.. (just like a ball)

angel,
cos I want to make people conpius.. the more conpius, the better… The Sotong Conspiracy :P

today another liuliu day for u? Have a kitkat, nope.. should be liukat..

plink,
cannot remember never mind :) I gip u a bowl of ginseng chicken soup to improve your memory? :P

izso,
I thought u will say I take photos too much? :P

Chen said...

pink cotton,
dunno ah.. most of the tourists people from outstation who drop by Penang will buy some back home. This is one of the Penang signature snacks :P

Cynthia,
Wah… u can eat half a box by yourself? Don’t u feel jai after that? :P

LB,
Wah.. u r now showing your true Sotong colour liao..

SA,
Give you few tau sar pneah to fill up your tummy :) What flavour u prefer? Durian?

Chen said...

plink,
only O.O at LB skirt? I thought u will something more than that? :P

sengkor,
Hahha, finally I found someone who dislike tau sar pneah ;)

alicia,
Liulian lover here :)
I can see lotsa durians outside the hospital since it’s durian season :)

Yah huh, I didn’t realize earlier on. This Izso so nottie.. curi your trademark emoticons :D

L B said...

Just showing off my newly polished tentacles la...

Fredy said...

chen: if you are stuck in your dorm and hungry... it will be a heaven...

plink said...

LB: Tentacles... more than ONE?!?! O.O
Chen: Ginseng soup good for memory wan ar? I thot for por hueik purposes only?

Chen said...

lb,
issit the circumcised tentacles which u sacrificed that day? LOL

fredy,
hehe... if stuck in the dorm & hungry.. Jacobs plain crackers is heaven as well :P

plink,
He has several tentacles.. tat's why he can sacrifice one for circumcision few days ago :P

aiyak, thought of bluffing u a bit.. dunno u so "seng mok" :P
Mission Failed...

_butt said...

Waaah.. durian and nutmeg oso got?? Wonder how it taste like.. hmm.

u got try ar?

slurp! said...

>> Him Heang available in Singapore
>> too? That's cool :)
dunno ler, i think someone in office got it from malaysia. it was the last piece when i saw the box in our pantry ... phew! :D

Chen said...

butt,
I bought the durian flavoured tau sar pneah when I balik kampung time in the past(as from the picture) but I can't remember the taste liao. Never tried the nutmeg flavour :)

slurp,
I see... then must be one of your colleagues went to Penang & got the tau sar pneah there. So u manage to savour the last piece ;) Good loh.. or else u only see the empty boxes & that would really be "aiyak" D

Wilson said...

doc when u come to kuching, help me guy one original taste of tau sar pneah k.
i must try it *slurp*

Chen said...

wilson,
Sure, no problem :)
I hope I will remember that :P

Red Sponge said...

hmmmmm dont really like it cos it is abit salty + sweet. the cappucino flavour is better. =)

plink said...

Nononono... nothing like that! How I know maybe DoktorDoktor sekalian have found new use for phau somm?

Yes or not? ;)

Chen said...

red sponge,
hahha.. u are the second person I know of who doesn't fancy tau sar pneah :)
I prefer the hay bee & cappucino flavour too..

plink,
I guess that should come under Chinese medicine leh.. :P

Simple American said...

Ooh! I never eat a Durian. Will try. :)

Chen said...

SA,
u should. Hope u like the durian flavour ;) U can try the durian cakes too.

plink said...

Eh, I thought wester medicine also got researching herbal remedy?

plink said...

I wonder if durian got medical use also....

babe_kl said...

hahaha i;m so glad i saw this post before i left for penang hahaha... yeah i was there yday for a short visit. i got hold some of these biscuits on my way to makan but hvnt eat them yet

Chen said...

plink,
Well, well.. unless those are well established research, else I won’t know about it too :)
Too many things to read up :D

Durian ah? Hehehhe…
AFAIK from medical point of view, durian is not recommended LOL
(unless u want high calories diet )

babekl,
Hahaha... how many boxes u buy? ;)