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Heong Peng

Heong Peng
Heong Peng at Keong Kee (15614273663).jpg
TypePastry
Place of originMalaysia
Main ingredientsMalt, shallots, sesame seeds

Heong Peng (Chinese: 香餅; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: hiong-piánn; Heong Peah in Hokkien) means fragrant pastries in English. These pastries, which resemble slightly flattened balls, contain a sweet sticky filling made from malt and shallots, which is covered by a flaky baked crust and garnished with sesame seeds on the surface. They are available in many stores around Ipoh. Tourists buy them as souvenirs from Ipoh. They are also available in other parts of Malaysia and Singapore.

Heong Peng is popular with the Malaysian Chinese community, especially those in Northern Peninsular Malaysia.

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In addition to the original maltose taste, the Malaysian cakes are also available in various flavors such as durian, coffee and pandan leaves. The cake shops in Penang, Kedah, Malacca and Johor have also started selling Heong Peah cakes, becoming one of the local mainstream traditional pastries. The cake easily becomes wet and soft, so the local shops sell the cake in small units, usually in packs of eight or ten. Due to the low revenue, cheap red plastic bags are used to package the cake. On the days when these shops bake Heong Peng cakes, they will hang signboards at the door to let the locals smell the cakes in order to entice them to buy them.[citation needed]

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