Where? 145, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak. (Map)
Business Hours: Monday – Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM, Sunday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Ching Han Guan Biscuit Shop (钟汉元饼铺) which still committed to high quality handmade traditional biscuits.
Ching Han Guan Biscuit Shop (钟汉元饼铺) is started since 1949 at this place. The place of this traditional shop is full with different kinds of biscuit. Customer can chose either to buy certain amount of biscuit from those huge glass bottle of biscuits or those well-packed biscuits. One of the most famous biscuit in this shop is their new invention, which is Lotus meat floss biscuit (肉丝莲蓉). Customer can pick the original flavor version or the version with salted egg. Anyway both can let them enjoy mouthful of chicken frosts companion with lotus paste. Other than that, the traditional Hiong Bang (香餅), Sa Ke Ma (薩騎馬), Hap Tou Sou (核桃酥) and others are very popular too. Many of the customer also like to order their wedding biscuit (喜餅) from this shop as well.
The second generation business owner, Ching Han Guan commented that the shop was actually setup by his father who came from China, while the technique of making biscuit is coming from his grandfather in China. “Although I never met my grandfather, but from what my father said, grandfather is also a well known baker in China”. According to him, most of the biscuit are handmade by themselves. All those biscuit are using original ingredient without machine manufactured. “Salted Dou Sah Beng(咸豆沙餅) and Perl lotus biscuit (珍珠蓮蓉餅) start selling since my father’s generation, the Hap Tou cake (合桃糕) currently only us are selling”, he added. Mr Ching Han Guan also mentioned, he got 3 brothers, and after his father passed away, he is the only one who take over the business. Anyway he started to learn the technique to make biscuit from his father since he is around 16 years old.