Monday, April 20, 2009
Penang Pan Cake曼煎糕
This is Penang Ban Chang Kuih (曼煎糕) , is a type of Penang pan cake, literally means million heated cake. It is pan cake which is made from flour and dusted with sugar and ground peanut, then with paste of magerine. The original Ban Chang Kuih is of bigger and higher, which was prepared by using one big pan. The seller will cut the big cake into smaller portion. In those day, the pan cake is only plain or pan cake with white sugar. Later black sugar(it is actually brown sugar, but Penang people called it black sugar in Hokkian) provided another alternative.
The current Ban Chang Kuih(as see in the photo), is smaller in size which is prepared with smaller pan, the seller just sold the cake as it is ,without any cut. There are more varieties, egg, peanut jam, maize or sweet corn paste, are added. The more innovative one have cheese, banana,fruit jam..... but personally I still like the original taste, white or blak sugar ?....
The stall we visited is at Burma Road(車水路) , Pulau Tikus, beside Solok Moulmein ; just opposite the police station,in front of a coffee shop called Swee Kong.
The man has been in the business for more than 10 years, it was a popular stall. You can see cars parking beside to wait for their turn to buy the pan cake. You need to wait for some time.
Plain (without peanut) RM0.60
Normal with peanuts RM0.80
Sweet corn & peanuts RM1.00
Egg & peanuts RM1.50
Egg, corn & peanuts RM1.80
Note: By the way if you happen to be in Pulau Tikus in the morning, Swee Kong coffee shop is a good place for your breakfast. Visited the Pulau Tikus Market, the koay teow th'ng (or koay teow soup) is not bad.