our friend led us through several streets to hiap joo bakery & biscuit factory. ^^
there was a very long queue!!!
supposed to be the best banana cake. even my daughter heard of the shop when she saw the banana cake i brought back.
make a guess. all singaporeans?
one friend started queueing.
i think in the end 8 out of 11 of us bought the large box…
what to do, Singaporeans la!!! ^^
a true factory production. the long pieces of banana cake coming out.
& the lady cutting & packing the small box (one row) & large box (2 rows).
we got 8 packets.
fresh from the oven, very hot! we were told to leave the box open so there would not be condensation falling back on the cake.
according to johorkaki, hiap joo was started by an englishman & operating since 1919, and handed over to the great granfather of the current owners in the 1930s. and they have used the same wood fired clay brick kilns from when the time it started operations.
it was a very nice cake really, slightly charred outside, not too sweet, not too dense, perfect texture spongy & moist…
but of course i am never to queue for this thing myself.
the rest of us sat at the coffeeshop opposite (restaurant kin hua) & ordered coffee.
i enjoyed this coffee though a few friends rmarked that it was over-roasted. the evaporated milk for my kopi c gosong very “pang” & very well smoothly blended with the flavourful coffee. almost like the nespresso at my running mate house very week where he added evaporated milk to nespresso.
there was some stall at the coffeeshop selling this durian kueh.
i didn’t think much of it. took 1/2. there were like 2 piece left so some friends not taking too.
after that we movd in 2 groups to ksl city mall.
Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory
13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Mon to Sat – 7.30am to 5.30pm