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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Yik Mun - The Famous Tanjung Malim Pau Since 1926

A much, much belated Happy New Year to all readers, and 'avid' followers of Motormouth From Ipoh (as if there's any ... but I enjoy being delusional. Shoot me ... )

For a good 82 years (way way way older than any of you readers, I supposed), Yik Mun has been serving generations after generations of 'pau' lovers ....
Reeling from the extended holidays, from Xmas to New Year, and then some, here's a short post for those (fans and detractors alike) who missed the daily dose of Motormouth's poison.

Pau Kari Ayam (Chicken Curry Bun)

Yik Mun in Tanjung Malim, Perak, has been around since 1926. A household name serving delicious pau and simple Hainanese fare to the local community, and as time progressed, to mostly tourists who stopped by for a cuppa and some yadda (yak-fest).

One word comes to mind ; Nostalgia. Oh, and "Muhibbah".
A corner lot on Jalan Slim River, Tanjung Malim, many purposely travel utilizing the trunk road from Sungkai towards Tanjung Malim, or exit at the Tanjung Malim toll exit, for a taste of Yik Mun's offerings. VERY famous for their pau, and various Hainanese fare such as Roti Kahwin (bread with butter and kaya - which has since, reached a point of extinction. Yup, they seem to RUN OUT of white bread on most days, for some reason), Hainanese Chicken Chop, noodles etc, the shop has been certified HALAL, and now serves mostly Malay dishes.
Other than their famous Pau Kari Ayam, they have other fillings as well, from red bean to minced beef curry (pau kari daging). The fluffy and soft skin enveloping the rather scarce fillings makes the snack a delectable (albeit non-too-filling) one, perfect as tea-time accompaniment to a piping hot cup of Hainanese tea or coffee.
Location : 6043, Jalan Slim River, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak.
For those who may need more precise directions, erm, feel free to ask. But I was 'miraculously' transported there, courtesy of my uncle. Hence, sorry for the helplessness ..... I'm tipsy. =P

21 comments:

Ah Lock said...

Thanks for this post. I'll be paying Tg Malim a visit this near future and was thinking about this famous pau i heard about, and wondering where it is and here you are, thankfully, providing the address. At least, I won't be helplessly lost with an address in hand.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

errr that bun doesnt look good..hmmm how they get so famous huh?

Duckie said...

looks interesting. taste good?!

thenomadGourmand said...

scarce fillings?? I dont like my pau with kiam siap fillings lehh.. so wat made it soooo special then??

Life for Beginners said...

I've never really had Pau Kari Ayam before or even heard of it, to be honest. Sounds delish, though.

Just goes to show, no matter how old we get, there's always something new to learn! :)

Happy New Year, dear!

SimpleGirl said...

The filling was really not much, and the pau skin looks so thick, is it really that good? Howz it taste like?

jasmine said...

i have heard so much about this too... but like everyone commented, very kiam siap filling leh...

Nic (KHKL) said...

fren, what talk you? of course you got avid readers!!! :) you've been sharing lotsa good makans around town and beyond.

happy new year, motormouth! ;)

Hulk said...

Me wife from Tg Malim thus I go back 1ce every month & I can say that this pow got nothing to shout out, its overated...its good for the none-Chinese. There are certainly better pau (non-halal) then this. Local none Malays (read even Indian) do go to this places to get thier dose of pau. To the chinese standard it SUCKS. This pau is made by Chinese for the Malays. Take my words...or my wifey's (local resident).

Hulk said...

Sorry..donno how to edit it...wat I meant is even the Indians DONT go to this places for thier dose of pau.

Sucks BIG TIME.

J2Kfm said...

Ah Lock : you're welcome! I wish I could've given some sort of directions though. sorry.

Joe : dunnolah. in one bite or two, already habis. soft and fluffy, but the filling ... erm, nothing too memorable.

Duckie : the kari ayam filling taste strangely ... generic.

thenomadGourmand : beats me. maybe cz they're halal? or their legacy alone makes them special.

Life For Beginners : happy new year to u too! wei kari ayam pau can be found in most pau shops liao. even Mr Baoz @ Pavilion has funkier options!

SimpleGirl : hahaha. in one sentence, you're paying for the experience and the brand, rather than the quality, actually.

jasmine : yeah. i was expecting chunks of chicken and potatoes as well.

Nic : eh, so flattering meh? hahahaha.... thanks. same to you, man!

Hulk : agreed! and I was wondering what makes their pau so special. and let's not go to the customer service dept. ahem ... shucks.

fatboybakes said...

these paus are halal right? there's an outlet in hartamas shopping centre. good ah, porkless paus?

Anonymous said...

should try their branch in Hartamas Shopping Center.MUST try the roti khawin ,pau and noodle.very good and large portion.the food are very original.

Anonymous said...

should try their branch in Hartamas Shopping Center.MUST try the roti khawin ,pau and noodle.very good and large portion.the food are very original.

sli said...

dont agree with Hulk's comments.very personal rather then a fair evaluation.go try their branch in hartamas.

J2Kfm said...

thanks Anonymous and sli, guess the Hartamas branch really worth a try?

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