Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Unbelievably Good Yam Puff from Kuching, Sarawak

Yam Puffs... where have you been all my life? Well I was born in KL and aside from a year in Australia and some trips to Thailand and Singapore I've never been to anywhere else. Little wonder then that I've never encountered a Yam Puff before as you can't find this in KL. I hear it's pretty popular in Kuching though.

A colleague of mine recently went back to her hometown and came back with some Yam Puffs and boy were they good. A Yam Puff is basically a little like a Curry Puff except their skin is flakier and the stuffing is made out of yam and pork. It is very fragrant and the fillings can be very erm... filling (for lack of a better word). If you ever get your hands on one make sure you reheat it before eating it. It makes a world of difference. A minute or two in the microwave should be sufficient.

A delicious yam puff... fresh from the microwave.

My colleague's not a Kuching person (she's from Bintulu) so she doesn't quite know where to get these Yam Puffs but according to her sister who was the person who actually bought it, it's RM1.50 a piece and can be found in Huo Ming Cafe at Hui Sing in Sarawak (whatever that means).

Anyone knows how I can get some over here in KL?

posted by wyejon at Wednesday, May 03, 2006 (permalink) |

7 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Blogger Dragon City

joey buy one ah? still got bor?

2:24 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Joan Chew

wahh! yummy yam puffs wor!

5:28 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

dragon city: all finished liao! next time u go back buy for me ah.

joan chew: indeed!

6:48 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger boo_licious

They look different from the ones we get at the dim sum shops. I love wu kok - an essential order whenever I eat dim sum.

7:58 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

boo_licious: It's not the same as wu kok. Wu Kok's filling is a little bit like Seremban Siew Pau's fillings. This one is plain yam and pork. It depends on the natural yam flavour to deliver the sweet and fragrant taste.

8:12 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

I'm from Kuching. I know the shop that sell this delicious puff.
The old chinese pastry shop called Chong Chun.
Besides yam puff they also have crusted meat puff, and curry puff.
I like their meat puff.
The meat inside so tender and juicy. Man! I miss the puffs there.

10:23 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger MoonCake

Local WU kok is nothing when compare to Yam Puff !! Damn. i never know sarawak got such delicious food!! Tung, next time buy some for me when u go home !! PLEASE

11:19 PM  

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