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Not long after we reached my sister’s place, my brother-in-law came back with those mini tartlets.

... the mini egg tarts.

... the mini egg tarts.


... the egg tart's size under my grip.

... the egg tart's size under my grip.


... cross section of the egg tart.

... cross section of the egg tart.


... the mini coconut tarts.

... the mini coconut tarts.


... the coconut tart's size under my grip.

... the coconut tart's size under my grip.


... cross section of the coconut tart.

... cross section of the coconut tart.

Rating: 5.5/10

The egg tart’s egg custard was pretty nice and the mini size is good for people that do not want to have so much of it at 1 go. The crust was pretty salty. I guess plenty of butter was used to make it. The coconut tart was rather filling. I was expecting pure coconut flakes in it but it has something else, which I can’t make out. The top was toasted until quite charred too. Not so nice on the coconut tart though.

And lastly, for the business strategy used…

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My mum, my brother and I were hungry because we didn’t have any breakfast today. So I suggested to get something to chew at the nearby Tsim Tung Restaurant because we weren’t sure what time my sister will be back and we had to wait for my eldest brother to come find us. Besides, it used to be 1 of my favourite eating place.

... it's been so long since I last visited this place.

... it's been so long since I last visited this place.


... I ordered the Oreo milk shake out of my norm.

... I ordered the Oreo milk shake out of my norm.


... after leaving it for a while, the stuff from different factions start to split.

... after leaving it for a while, the stuff from different factions start to split.


... this place's egg tart was very good. I wonder if it was still that good.

... this place's egg tart was very good. I wonder if it was still that good.


... egg tart cross section.

... egg tart cross section.


... this place is the only place that I know serving HK PoloBun.

... this place is the only place that I know serving HK PoloBun.


... I ordered the HK PoloBun that was served with butter and kaya.

... I ordered the HK PoloBun that was served with butter and kaya.


... my mum pointed at this at first, but decided not to have it because it was almost lunch time. I ordered it anyway, just to let her try it out.

... my mum pointed at this at first, but decided not to have it because it was almost lunch time. I ordered it anyway, just to let her try it out.

Rating: 6.5/10

I was rather surprised that the Oreo milk shake was pretty good. I was never fond of Oreo cookies, somehow I still ordered this. The McDonald’s Oreo McFlurry was good too, but this was even better. Not too cold and the milk used was similar to those I had from honey milk shake. The egg tart was a little disappointing. Last time, I was hesitant on which egg tart was better, Tong Kee’s or Tsim Tung’s. But now it’s very clear that Tong Kee’s remained as the best because of their consistency. My HK PoloBun was a little charred. Last I had, the top was golden yellow instead of golden brown. With the addition of butter and kaya, it cost only extra RM0.20 from a plain HK PoloBun which cost RM1.80. The top still crunchy, but I don’t find it addictive though.

I know I shouldn’t be eating this, but I’ve already ordered. I had 1/6 of the French toast and it was very oily. Very thin layer of peanut butter too. There goes my strict diet.

My sister was saying that they had a pretty good mini egg tarts earlier, but it was not from somewhere nearby. So my brother-in-law went to buy them back while we head on home to my sister’s place.

Location: N3 07.822 E101 45.331

Went to Tai Thong with ALGJ, LGFL, TSL and WWS. I heard they said Tai Thong is having promotions on their dim sum, hence I agreed to go along. I guess I’ll just exempt from my strict diet for my lunch, and continue later during my dinner.

... these steamed peanuts were good. Soft, tasty and juicy. I wonder if they were once soaked in soya sauce.

... these steamed peanuts were good. Soft, tasty and juicy. I wonder if they were once soaked in soya sauce.


... these fried bean curd skin prawn rolls were really nice, served with custard as condiment too.

... these fried bean curd skin prawn rolls were really nice, served with custard as condiment too.


... my last experience with Tai Thong's egg tarts was a good one, so I definitely won't give it a miss this time.

... my last experience with Tai Thong's egg tarts was a good one, so I definitely won't give it a miss this time.


... the inside of the egg custard looked so yellowish.

... the inside of the egg custard looked so yellowish.


... these sesame balls, or "jin dui" (煎堆) were filled with lotus paste.

... these sesame balls, or "jin dui" (煎堆) were filled with lotus paste.


... these yam dumplings looked nice.

... these yam dumplings looked nice.


... pan fried carrot cakes.

... pan fried carrot cakes.


... I didn't touch these BBQ pork buns at all.

... I didn't touch these BBQ pork buns at all.


... too bad, these steamed bean curd skin doesn't contain prawns in it.

... too bad, these steamed bean curd skin doesn't contain prawns in it.


... the crazy women ordered 2 baskets of these siew mai.

... the crazy women ordered 2 baskets of these siew mai.


... the chicken feet looked tasty. I would have had it if I wasn't on strict diet.

... the chicken feet looked tasty. I would have had it if I wasn't on strict diet.


... the glutinous rice in this was quite nice, but not on the inside part, which was very soft.

... the glutinous rice in this was quite nice, but not on the inside part, which was very soft.

Rating: 5.5/10

Other than the super steamed steamed peanuts and fried bean curd prawn roll, there were nothing else worth noting. The glutinous rice was nice too but the inside was too soft. The one I had in Foh San was much better. The steamed bean curd skin was really bad. It has nothing but just the bean curd skin rolled up. Yam dumpling looked good, but tasted otherwise. Lacked of any yam taste in it and I could barely make out what’s in the content. Siew mai was nothing to shout about. The mini egg tarts were rather disappointing. I guess they has butter in the egg custard because it tasted like so and the colour was very yellowish. Carrot cake was still ok. Didn’t touch the BBQ bun as I knew it probably tasted bad. TSL tried it and she can’t even finish 1/2 a bun. I guess that’s evident enough that the BBQ pork buns were bad.

With the 20% and 50% discounts, the bill came up to RM84+ for the 5 of us. The prices on the list seemed marked up before they were given discount. Anyway, Tai Thong was probably that expensive when it comes to dim sum.

Location: N3 04.431 E101 35.137

It took us around 10 minutes or so to finally reach Kedai Makanan Nam Heong, which was at the other end of the road from where we parked our cars. Of course, during the journey, some were enjoying themselves taking photographs. When we were there, the place was packed with people. It wasn’t a big shop, but the crowds were crazy. I didn’t know Ipoh people can be so spirited when it comes to lunch. Because the place was very hot yet they are willing to stay there for food. I wondered what attracts them.

... finally, we've reached our final destination. From 1 end to the other.

... finally, we've reached our final destination. From 1 end to the other.


... old sign board (老招牌).

... old sign board (老招牌).


... the dim sum that were served here.

... the dim sum that were served here.


... preparations for nice egg tarts.

... preparations for nice egg tarts.


... pouring in the egg custard.

... pouring in the egg custard.


... fresh from oven. They looked kinda cute, all round and puffy.

... fresh from oven. They looked kinda cute, all round and puffy.


... don't look all that round anymore as they cool down.

... don't look all that round anymore as they cool down.


... I wondered why was my egg tart being cut in to half.

... I wondered why was my egg tart being cut in to half.

Rating: 5.5/10

Despite the egg tarts were being served fresh from the oven, it was still not as good as my favourite egg tarts from Tong Kee. Even cold Tong Kee’s egg tarts tasted better than this. I’m not complaining that it sucked, but for RM1.40 each, I’d rather have a thousands of cold Tong Kee egg tarts (yes, it is THAT good!) before I’d lay my tongue on this. Seriously, Tong Kee should just open a stall beside this shop and sell at RM1.35 each.

Though, the lady boss was kind enough for us to snap photos. She was very cooperative as well. I guess she get a lot of that from tourists like us. Anyway, RM1.40 each just doesn’t worth it. The tolls and petrol, it sure was an expensive egg tart.

Lastly, it made me missed my Tong Kee egg tarts the more I bite onto it. *sob* Fortunately, my strict diet allows me to have eggs.

Location: N4 35.589 E101 04.625