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Arriving by bus: 2, 12, 33, 54, 63, 124, 143, 147, 190, 851, 961, 970, CT8, CT18, CT28 (Bus Stop No. - 05039, New Bridge Ctr), Arriving by Train : Exit A, Chinatown MRT - NE4 on the purple line continue reading
Introduction
The stall is located at Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre continue reading
Opening Hours
Today
09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sun
09:00 - 17:00
Payment Method
Cash
Other Info
Cash Only
Signature Dishes
Honey Cracker Sar Kay Mah
Review (4)
As everybody know, smith street market is a foodie's heaven and there are lot of famous and good food here. One of my favorite store is Pan ji as they made their local goodies on a daily basis to ensure only the freshest products are produced. On top of that, I guess it is one of those diminishing trade as younger generation would prefer to work in the office rather than to engage in the tedious process of these goodies making.One of their famous must must goodie is the Sha Qi Ma, not only does it smell good, it is also not so sweet. On top of that, for one big block of it is only $5.50. Strongly recommended. Others homemade goodies are also very nice, do try if you are around the vicinity. P.S: Try not to go too late as the store owner will close shop once the goodies are sold out. Just in case you cannot find it, from the escalator come out, turn left and it is located behind, about 3 rows away. continue reading
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Level4 2013-05-31
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Being one of the vanishing traditional Chinese snacks, Sar Kay Mah which translates to 'Sweet Egg Squares' originated as Manchurian food offered at ancestors remembrance ceremonies. 'Sar Kay' in Manchurian equates to 'cut' and, 'Mah' to 'rearrange'. Henceforth the name was a literal description of the making procedure. Apparently, people in Hong Kong referred to this mildly sweet snack, coated with malt sugar as 'Ma Zai', which in Cantonese meant horse-racing. Owing to superstition, punters would eat 'Ma Zai' prior to placing their bets, in the hope of drawing good luck.According to an article by KF Seetoh from Makansutra, it was reported that the entire process which included kneading, rising, cutting, frying, cooling and coating took a good nine hours, which explained the reason why Mr Pan only sell a handful number of packets displayed at his shopfront.(+) All the pastries were hand-made with a single hand owing to Mr Pan's deformed hand.(+) Crisp surface with a crunchy and chewy texture.(+) Much more fragrant compared to the mass-produced packet types typically found.(+) Authentic and generous amount of malt sugar evenly applied.(+) Densely packed. You could feel its weight, certainly not a miser with ingredients.(-) It was slightly too oily for our liking.(-) The sweetness, coupled with the oiliness might make one feel full or gelat rather easily. This 'Sar Kay Mah' won hands down when drawing comparison with the mass-produced ones typically found in supermarkets or even some bakeries such as those in Hong Kong. The fragrance, texture and freshness were but a few key elements which those commercialized 'Sar Kay Mahs' failed to measure up. It would be good though to have a pot of tea ready to go along with this afternoon snack or to satisfy one's late night sweet-tooth craving to aid digestion. continue reading
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Level4 2012-08-23
203 views
Brought a packet of the sar kee ma from this hawer stall which is located at the very end of the hawer centre. I know this stall after reading through a magazine which features this stall selling the sar kee ma. Before buying from this stall, I have brought the sar kee ma from supermarket to try. After trying the sar kee ma from this stall, I found that the taste is actually quite different from the supermarket. The sar kee ma has a nice fragrance, has a crispy and chewy texture, with the malt sugar taste and the sweetness is just nice. The sar kee ma can be easily seperated without much force while the one brought from the supermarket is not that easily seperated. Price start from $2.20 onwards depending on the number of pieces and will actually recommend to my friends to buy. continue reading
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Level4 2011-03-28
173 views
I do not really know what is this but I think the chinese name is 刹骑马 as on their signboard?Someone out there might be able to tell me the english name for this?I saw this uncle making this when i walked past the stall last Saturday. I decided to get one out of curiosity. A small packet like this is $2.10. It tasted sweet, it should be some honey based chinese traditional snacks. I did not quite get used to it when i had my first bite but started to accept it and liking it subsequently. I think it makes a nice snack with coffee.This is definitely handmade. Uncle was cutting it from a big piece and packed them separately. This stall is selling other traditional snacks too. continue reading
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