Chuan Xiang Bakery, Penang – Kaya Puffs & Curry Puffs

BY CK Lam

If you have a hankering for oven baked kaya puff, you can satisfy your sweet tooth in Chuan Xiang Bakery 泉香餅店. This humble take-away bakery located at Tanjong Tokong, Penang is run by owner Louise Lim and her son. According to Louise, the bakery was first founded in 1971 by her father.

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The oven-fresh kaya puff  is a quintessential snack that keeps customers coming back over and over again. Chuan Xiang serves up this sweet snack for just RM1.50 each.

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“To maximize freshness, only a standard amount is baked daily with a filling of kaya (coconut jam spread),” Louise says with pride.

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Louise is continuing the business her father started

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Besides the flaky pastry, Louise’s boasts all-natural ingredients in the kaya. Made in-house with a very simple recipe of ingredients – eggs, coconut milk, sugar and pandan  (screw pine) leaves – the spread is easily among the best commercially made. With alluring rough texture, it is gently sweet, with pleasant fragrant pandan aroma.

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Kaya made with pandan leaves

 

However Chuan Xiang doesn’t just offer kaya puff; it also reaches for the savory side of Chinese baking with the offering of crescent-shaped curry puff with family recipe filling.

The curry puff (RM1.80) made up of crunchy, flaky pastry shell with spicy filling of potato, onions and chicken provides a very satisfying savory snack.

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This bakery with simple set up is open from 10am till 3pm and is closed on Saturday and Sunday.  And if you don’t want to be disappointed, do give them a call at:  +016-4939769.

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Chuan Xiang Bakery (泉香餅店)
7C-G-10 Palm & Nipah Court
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang
Tanjung Tokong
10470 Penang

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