tau sar pneah or Tambun Biscuits

Tau Sar Pneah or Tambun Biscuit is synonymous with Penang and no visitor should definitely taste this before leaving Penang. It is a great gift to take back from Penang Tau Sar Pneah, also known as Dragon Balls or Tambun Biscuits are oven-backed biscuits rounds/balls of flaky pastry filled with a sweet or savoury paste made from grounded green beans (tau sar). They also come in many flavours such as pandan, but the traditional one is often considered the best.

Most producers of Tambun biscuits also manufacture or retail other well-known Penang biscuits and foodstuff such as beh teh saw, roti tiao, hiao pneah, durian doldol, pepper bscuits, nutmeg products and others.

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Where to buy Tau Sar Pneah
Ghee Hiang: The oldest brand name, it was established in 1856. The old shop is at Beach Street/Lebuh Pantai (Tel: 04-262 0635).  There are a few outlets, the largest at Macalister road. (The tau sar pneah here is not halal). Website: http://www.ghee-hiang.com/
Ghee Hiang Manufacturing Co Sdn Bhd; No 95, Lebuh Pantai 10300 Penang; Tel: 604 262 0635 / 4471;
Fax: 604 263 5158
Main outlet: 216 Jalan Macalister, 10400 P.Pinang; Tel: 604 227 2222

Him Heang: Established in 1948, this is very popular with locals and visitors to Penang. Main outlet: 162A, Jln Burma, 10050 Pulau Pinang, Tel: 04-228 6130

Tean Ean: Located at a mansion, corner of Gurney Drive and Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah. This brand is a popular stop for tour buses. Main outlet: 90, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang. Tel: 04-229 8130

Sheng Hiang: Has a few branches in Penang. They are famous for their fruit and sambal udang flavours. Main outlet: 19, Kimberley Street, 10100 George Town, Penang. Tel: 04-261 9928

Ban Heong :  200 Macaliater Road, Jalan Macalister, 10400 George Town, Penang. Also a shop at Penang Airport, Jalan Penang and Gurnet Paragon.
Eaton: 110 or 139-M, Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim, Penang, 11600, Jelutong, Pulau Pinang, 11600 (closes on Sunday)

Loong Nam: Located to Hutton Lane. 213, Hutton Lane. 10050 Penang. Tel: 04-226 9663

Other brands available at the Chowrasta Market or shops are: TB Tambun,  Soon Seng, etc.

Lau Zhi Ho – To the locals this shop sells tambun biscuits better than those available in Penang. Main outlet: Pekan Lama, Sungai Petani, Kedah


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