Thursday, July 31, 2014

Eat: Hiap Joo Bakery (Since 1919)

Hiap Joo Bakery is by far the best bakery I have ever eaten... Founded in 1919, they are famous for their bread and banana cake, baked using wood fire. 

Nestled among the heritage road in JB town centre (near to JB Central Post Office and HSBC bank), this little shop always have queue when their bread just ready, around 11 plus in the morning, to avoid disappointment, go before 1pm, as their famous bread will usually be gone by then.

Hiap Joo
Front door, usually have queue , but we were late so no more queue, only left red bean bread and banana cake.
Price list
While q-ing, customer can see their traditional oven where they bake their bread and cake. Look how ancient these are....
Traditional oven
Baker checking on the banana cake using a long wooden stick...pretty similar to those we see in some pizza restaurant...
Checking on the banana cake

My favourite so far will be their coconut bun, it is super tasty as the shredded coconut is cooked with gula melaka and the bun texture is super chewy. Sometimes, my mum will buy roti kosong(meaning bread without ingredients) cause the bread itself it so good that it can be eaten on its own.

Another famous item on the list is their banana cake, spongy and soft, one of the best banana cake i have ever eaten. Occasionally, they also sell a crispy version of the banana cake which they baked long enough until it is super crispy... i like that too!

Unfortunately the bread and banana cake was almost all gone before i mange to snap a nice photo, so this is the only pic i could get.
Banana cake and red bean bun
As their bread and cake does not contain preservatives, they get spoil really easy so do consume within the day itself for freshness or at most  keep for 1-2 days.


FIL went again and manage to grab some coconut bun.... :)))
Legendary shredded coconut bun! Look at the fillings!!!

13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee,
Johor Bahru,
Tel: 607-223 1703

Mon-Sat: 7am-6pm
Sunday: 9am-1pm
(Do come before 1pm to avoid disappointment)

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