Penang won’t be a food paradise for no reasons. Apart from the famous street food, no doubt Tau Sah Piah is also an iconic must-have pastry from Penang. A little ‘fyi’, Tau Sah Piah is a green bean fluffy-crust pastry that has become a popular souvenir to bring for friends. Also, it is an ideal gift brought by Penang people whenever they visit friends in other states. So, if you’re not used to buying souvenirs during a trip to the beautiful island of Penang, then we’ve got you covered.
Top 10 Places To Get Tau Sar Piah In Penang
1. Hock Lok Siew Biscuit Trading (福祿壽餅鋪)
Situated within the heart of Georgetown, Hock Lok Siew is a local biscuit shop that produces the authentic flavour of Tau Sar Piah. It is basically one of those main suppliers for delicious bakes you could get from some of the major markets in Penang. However, you could also purchase them directly from the shop at a more reasonable price. Some of their reputable products include Tambun Biscuits, Gong Zai Peng (mooncake), Pong Peah and more. With three different flavours like original, pandan and sambal prawns, they add a distinctive flavor and texture to the Tau Sar Piah. No, we’re not kidding try it out for yourself and you’ll know how good it is.
120, Lebuh Noordin, 10300 Penang, Malaysia.
9.00am – 7.00pm
2. Him Heang (馨香餅家)
Him Heang is one of the famous brands in Penang where there’s usually a long queue waiting for their freshly baked Tambun Biscuits. Finely ground mung beans with sprinkles of deep fried onions form the delicious fillings of Tau Sar Piah. The added sesame seed as toppings provides a mouth-watering feel and aroma. What’s worth mentioning is their pastries are free from preservatives and are best consumed when fresh. Also, don’t leave without trying their award-winning products such as Roti Jari, Roti Potong, Roti Kapai, Tai Hong and Egg Rusk.
162, Jalan Burma, 10050 Penang, Malaysia
8.30am – 5.00pm (Closed on Sundays)
3. Kedai Biskut Seng Heang (成香饼家)
In this recognized Chinese Biscuit specialized retail, the founder’s top recommended among their signature will be the Traditional Chinese Tau Sar Piah on founder’s recipe since 1986. Two layers crispy and oily flour made wrapped inside with bean paste prepared mixed fried of green beans and fried onions. Roasted for about 28 minutes will bring an exotic eatery you must try when reached Georgetown. The sweet and crispy taste you never regret after taken will also be the locals most wanted among selections. Besides, the Penang famous Sun Biscuit or known locally ‘Pong Biscuit’ also the top recommended in Seng Heang.
136 138, 134, Jalan Dato Keramat, George Town, 10150 George Town, Pulau Pinang
9:30 am – 10:00 pm
4. Ban Heang (萬香餅家)
Made now, bake now and sell now, that’s their motto at Ban Heang. While traditional handmade is their persistence. Currently, there are more than 200 types of product available in Ban Heang but their signature products definitely are Tambun Biscuits and Heong Pheah. Being the first in Penang who develop the different flavour of Tambun biscuit, they have succeeded develop orange flavor, pandan flavor, coffee flavor and spicy shrimp flavor which worth a try. Other than that, you would be spoiled for choices as they do have many others products to cater to the different needs of its customers, namely dried fruits, Penang’s local coffee, nutmeg and more.
200, Jalan Macalister, 10400 Penang, Malaysia.
9.00am – 9.00pm
5. Soon Hiang Biscuit Shop (順香餅家)
The owner of Soon Hiang Biscuit Shop is very passionate about the making of Tau Sar Piah. Due to the huge popularity of the iconic biscuit, it is no longer possible for all biscuits shops to produce hand-made Tar Sar Piah. Fortunately, Soon Hiang is still a small handful of traditional hand made Tau Sar Piah shops where locals go to. Starting with making the green (mung) bean paste and the dough, everything is made from scratch at Soon Hiang and this explained why their production rate is low. So if you are coming to Soon Hiang for Tau Sar Piah, do come early to avoid disappointment.
33, Jalan Kuantan, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang
9 am – 7 pm (closed on Sunday)
6. Tean Ean Local Products (田園饼家土產)
With more than 300 local products available, Tean Ean Local Products is another ideal shop to buy Tau Sar Piah. The best part is you get to view how the confectionery is made right and witness the Tau Sar Piah is made without the use of any preservatives. If you love consuming strong herbs and spices infused Bak Kut Teh, whether vegetarian or non-vegetarian, you have found the right place as the ingredients had been specially formulated by the owner’s grandfather. It’s so far one of the best brands you won’t regret to purchase. Besides, they also offer their own in-house brand of nutmeg, rheumatism oil, nutmeg oil, and nutmeg syrup.
90, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
9 am – 6 pm
7. Seng Seng Hiang (成成香饼家)
If you want to find some nicely packaged Tau Sar Piah, this is the place you should pay a visit to. Seng Heang is a biscuits shop selling Penang’s native products since 1986. Their signature Tau Sar Piah comes with a variety choice of flavours. From original to pandan and even sambal udang, everything is baked to perfect. Besides, they also sell other kinds of traditional pastries and biscuits such as Goh Heang Pheah, Phong Pheah, Seng Seng Heang Siew Pau and more, which are on display on the shelves just by the counter.
Ghee Hiang is an iconic pastry manufacturer in Penang famed for its Tau Sar Piah. From generation to generation, Ghee Hiang strives to produce only authentic wholesome pastries to be savoured by the young and the old. Their traditional pastries are made with passion and freshly handmade each day to ensure only the best quality pastries are served. However, this makes their biscuits more fragrant than usual. A rich filling of a blended mixture of green beans, sugar, a trace of salt with a hint of fried onions encased in a light fluffy skin pastry. You should definitely give them a try!
Cheong Kim Chuan has its humble beginnings in Penang since 1937, operating from a single retail shop on the steps to Kek Lok Si Temple in Ayer Itam, Penang. With the motto of tradition at its best, they emphasize their commitment towards the local Penang food tradition and ensuring customer satisfaction in their products. They are especially known for the manufacture of local traditional food products that include premium quality Nutmeg Ointment, Penang Tau Sar Piah, Rojak Sauce, and Belacan. The pastry-to-filling ratio of Tau Sar Piah is just right. No wonder their Tau Sar Piah is still going strong after so many years.
If you’re looking for a good Tau Sar Piah in Penang but want to avoid the long queue, try out Chuan Peng Hiang‘s. While they are known for the mee koo (pink tortoise-shaped buns), the Tau Sar Piah is worth trying as well. The Tau Sar Piah they offered was lightly sweetened and carried a hint of saltiness; flavors were well-balanced and easy on the palate. One of the items you may want to have for your classic Chinese afternoon tea session. Chuan Peng Hiang is definitely one of the must-visit places if you happen to drop by this beautiful town.
11600, 88-06-01, Jalan Jelutong, Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Penang
Finally, we’ve come to an end! As always, if you feel we missed out on a couple of your favorite Tau Sar Piah in Penang, be sure to drop a comment below. From everyone here at MyFoodMonsters, we hope you enjoyed your stay in Penang and look forward to having you back in the future.