Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kaya Puff from Taiping

On our road trip to attend a friend's wedding in Taiping a fortnight ago, we were recommended this local produce which is quite famous in the little town.

Kaya puff; or also known as Kaya Kok in the local language is basically a type of crispy pastry stuffed with sweet kaya paste.
(Kaya is a type of jam made of coconut, eggs and sugar and is basically known to the locals as Coconut Egg jam. It is used as a bread spread too; and is an alternative to the fruit jam or butter)
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It is best consumed when it was fresh from the oven!

I took photos of the house where this was produced, but as they told me not to take any photo after that, I will not be posting the photo of the place to protect their privacy:)

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I forgot to take a photo of the filling, as hubby already took a bite and then finished it off :p

Kaya puff can be found locally in the markets, but they are famous in the state of Perak and two places that I know where you can get really good kaya puffs are in Ipoh and the above, Taiping.
Any other place you know?

16 comments:

  1. lovely pastry and a creamy coconut filling - I think I'm looking at heaven!

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  2. i love pastry.. especially with chocolate cream.

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  3. This sounds delicious, especially the filling!

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  4. I've only tried the ones from Ipoh! They are really good when freshly made!

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  5. Never heard of these, but they sound fantastic! Yum!

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  6. Caked Crusader, it's a simple pastry but it's a local favorite!:)

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  7. Loveforfood, hahaha, in that case, you'll have plenty of choices then ;)

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  8. Joanne, oh ya, the filling is unique and we are proud that it's famous here ;)

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  9. kitchen flavours, oh, I have tried those too, but I usually get when a day later, because friends traveled there and back :P They still taste good anyhow;)

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  10. sweetcarolinescooking, oh, no worries, that's what blogs are for, to learn about all the different things around the world;)

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  11. This looks delicious! The pastry looks soooo good! My mum knows how to make kaya although it's not my favourite. She cooks and bakes everything under the sun!

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  12. Baking addict, oh my gosh, you have an awesome mum!!!:)You are just so lucky, do you know that?:p

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  13. Hmmmm love coconut and this will be easily my favorite for sure. :-)

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  14. Nami, hahaha, just wait till you actually taste it! ;)

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  15. Noooo - no photo of the filling! With a crust like that it has to be awesome! Bad hubby!

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  16. Charles, LOL! I'll be sure to tell him you said hi...hehehe :p

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