Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Pom Pian


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These cakes are in fact sweet pastry with a nice sugary filling. They have been around in Sibu for as long as I can remember. They are also individually wrapped in grease paper. Freshly made and just out of the oven they taste wonderful.

This pom pian was my paternal grandfather's favourite biscuit with his afternoon tea. My grandmother would buy the biscuits in the morning so that he could have them fresh every day. The children and grandchildren could also have a good share of this delicacy.

The most famous Sibu biscuit shop was called Wan Hin owned by the Toh family. Their biscuit shop was sited along Blacksmith Road but their address was however on Island according to Ah Seng or Toh Kie Seng one of the sons,now in his fifties. Their fame spread up and down the Rejang River Basin and no Foochow marriage could be complete without their wedding cakes or leh pian.

Their products were sold in Kapit ,Kanowit, Bintangor, Sarikei and even Mukah and Bintulu.

Besides pom pian they also sold kompia,mooncakes and other sweets.

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