The last time I came here in February, the mural was halfway being painted by teenage school kids. I was amazed at their tenacity to sit here for hours painting under the scorching heat.
Kudos! The mural is now finished on my recent trip here two months later. Although the old man’s smile is a little too wide and creeped me out a bit, good job done nonetheless!
Thanks to Kelvin’s brief moment of being a history channel ambassador, I’ve learnt how the originator of this taosarpiah was actually by Ghee Hiang, dating its establishment all the way back to 1856. WOW. Imagine eating taosarpiahs 300 years ago. Now every bite makes me think walk down history lane.
Then, Him Heang came in to compete with Ghee Hiang, and innovated further by creating the Tambun biscuit. Competitiveness, perseverance, especially in business, are strong traits you see in the chinese.
Today, Him Heang has become a worthy player in the market. Always packed with patrons and half the time, they might be sold out and you need to come back later on to buy if you are desperately craving for them.
But the price keeps going up and up and up. From those days, RM 6 ish, to RM 8 ish to RM 11 today for the big box.
The “food galore rendezvous” foodie gang popped in a few TSPs while waiting for our food…we were really hungry by then.
That was when both unexpected eyes met. Whaddya know the eastern taosarpiahs could have set eyes on the western italian and aussie wines. I am guessing this is one of the few rare photos on a TSP with wine.
Wine reviews : will be with Tatsu’s foodie review next!
162A, Jalan Burmah, Penang (near to the Penang Adventist Church)
Tel: +604- 2286129