Sunday, November 29, 2009

Project-κ 8: Seremban Kee Mei Siew Pow

The thing Seremban is most famous for..... Just ask anyone on the street, what is the first thing that comes to mind when the word 'Seremban' is mentioned? Siew Pow (baked buns) of course!!! It's surprisingly true! The moment I mentioned that my hometown is in Seremban, immediately the other person that I'm speaking to, cheers up and say "Oh! Seremban siew pow!" WTF??? It's as though I'm living in a siew pow factory and surrounded by siew pows! It's kinda annoying actually but at the same time, something to be proud of too. Well, at least my hometown is famous for something! LOL!

When it comes to siew pow, this town has 3 places (exclude their branches) to buy them. Two being the most competitive that is Seremban Siew Pow and Kee Mei Siew Pow. Now, I don't know which one pioneers the business first but rest assured, Seremban Siew Pow (SSP) is the most commercialised one. It's the one with the HUGE building along the North-South KL-Seremban highway that reads "Empayar Seremban Siew Pow", the one that has mini shops all over Malaysia (a lot of places in KL and Selangor that sells siew pow are SSP's) and the one which has the biggest sign board that was even recognised by Malaysian Book of Records! Very popular.....but I'm not going to blog about them cause its other competitor is better despite being lower profile.

Kee Mei Siew Pow (KMSP) has 3 shops in Seremban, one at town (1846, Jalan Tok Ungku); one at Taman Rasah Jaya's new Family store and the other, which is the head office is located at Bukit Blossom. KMSP also comes under the name Baggi at some shops, so don't be confused.

RM1.20 per piece (price updated as on 30/1/2010), siew pow can come with either pork or chicken fillings. Besides siew pow, KMSP also sells a lot more variety of pastries namely, salted green bean buns; kaya buns; cheese tarts; ordinary egg tarts; Portugese egg tarts; green tea egg tarts; creamy sweet corn buns; cakes; and many many other stuff! Prices are very reasonable too.

I personally think KMSP's siew pow tastes better than SSP's. The size of the former is slightly larger than the latter and flavour wise, KMSP stands out more. It has more gravy and sweeter than SSP, which is quite dry and saltier. Btw, SSP sells their siew pow at RM1.20 per piece with is 10cents more than KMSP.

For the perfect enjoyment of siew pow, you should eat it when it is piping hot, fresh from the oven! Then, the skin of the siew pow is so crispy that it crumbles at every bite! The sweet char siew or chicken filling oozes into your mouth, making every mouthful a pleasant feeling.

Many KL / Selangor people said that Seremban siew pow tastes different and tastier compared to those selling at KL / Selangor. I don't know that because I won't buy siew pow besides those in my hometown. Why don't you try it and you tell me?! ;)

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swingy said...

Hi, just swinging by, nice blog =)

Unknown said...

Thanks swingy! Your blog is kinda cool too! XD

hcvvorld of Travels, Lifestyle and Photography said...

thanx for your visit..
So those 2 siew pow shops got quarrel over the 'heritage' issue? hehe..the siew pow looks delicious..will comment it to others! :D

Unknown said...

Of Tr@vels, 3nvironment and bl@bl@bl@ .........
Don't mention it! I'm just trying to increase each other's blog rating...Hope you'll do the same! ^^, ~Cheers!~

Unknown said...

PS: A lil' competition won't hurt! LOL! But it's sure is interesting to know who'll win over the siew pow reign. Hahahah! XD

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Unknown said...

Dear Anonymous, how am I to contact you?? You didn't leave me any email or contact details?? But I DO wanna know what did I say or wrote wrong?? Do enlighten me! :)

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Thanks for the compliment!! ^^,
Though I would REALLY appreciate it if the rest of the 'Anonymous-es' sign off their real name after commenting.
But truly.....I'm flattered... Will DEFINITELY blog more (when I have the time)! :P

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