Sunday, May 2, 2010

Oldie but cookie

I'm a sentimental sort of gal & a sucker for anything nostalgic. It's not a case of "in the good old days or when I was your age" sort of thing although I'm now old enough to say that. Even when I was in my twenties, I'd always been drawn to retro stuff.

There is a pastry shop near my office that has a huge following. Every lunch time it is packed so it was only when we were there on a Saturday, I was able to browse freely.



I love these old style pastries. The peanut biscuits, the *wife cakes*, the sweet rice cakes (not to be confused with the Japanese crackers). You don't find these just any where - most definitely not at Bread Talk (although I'm a big fan) nor your Western style p√Ętisseries.


Remember these....


and these

I forgot to take a picture of them but The Girl love the little round biscuits with the colorful twirls. We bought a packet & they were all gone by the time we arrived home.

Tan Hock Seng
86 Telok Ayer Street



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Going by the name of the shop, the owners are Hokkiens. Never been there. But I do remember as a kid, Hokkien folks about to get married used to distribute soft peanut & hard peanut candies wrapped in red paper. Those red paper used to stain my fingers way back in the 1970s. I really missed eating those, very yummy.

Its out of fashion now but I recently came across a very young lady who loves nostalgia & had those distributed to her relatives before her wedding. Forget cupcakes or chocolates, Chinese traditional sweets is the way to go.

Beau Lotus said...

I super love those colourful wafers and pig's ear biscuits! Always make it a point to buy them when I am home. When I was a kid, I used to buy the wafers out of a big tin box. Those were the days...

There's another one that I like, flat with swirls, probably made with spices.

petite fleur said...

Anon - I believe classics never really go out of fashion. Chinese traditional sweets are classics

Lotus - Oh yes they used to come in tin boxes. Don't remember the flat with swirls but will go check that out at lunch time tomorrow