How to be successful in Sungai Petani? The simplest way is to keep your business running long enough. Even better, pass your business to younger generation and re-package it to catch up the trend. Old Moments Cha Chaan Teng 好味茶餐廳 (GPS: 5.64025,100.48053), for instance, is an eminent example of latter approach.
Chuan Heang Restaurant 全香茶餐室 (GPS: 5.73318,100.51112) in Bedong town is a Chinese Choo Char restaurant we always patronizing few years ago. It may not be the most hygienic restaurant but their dishes definitely stand out from others, including the signature Mantou (steamed bun), Thai-style pork knuckle, and deep fried baby chicken. The restaurant is easy to find as it is just located after Bedong’s traffic light if you are coming from Sungai Petani. Look for a Shell station opposite of the road and the restaurant is just on your left.
After Japanese cheese cake, Old Taste Cake a.k.a 鸡蛋糕 (Ji Dan Gao) from Tamsui 淡水 of Taiwan is now trending in Penang/Kuala Lumpur, from the one reproducing the recipe to the one franchising from Taiwan. Each of them is trying to grab a piece of cake while it is still hot. Either case, they share a common phenomenon – a Mekong river-long queue. Today, we bring you to Kulim for “Tam Sui Old Taste Cake Of Taiwan” (GPS: 5.37639,100.53808) – probably the first Taiwan-style fluffy old taste cake in Malaysia.
One problem of having desserts with a cute drawing made of chocolate syrup like this is that you usually don’t wish to mess up this masterpiece created by the pastry chef until the very last scope of the cake. This is just one of random drawings in Heart & Soul, Sungai Petani, Kedah.