Hawker Food: Guan APONG

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Huat Koay, Fei Fei and Tham Ciak. We all love food so much that most of the time, our conversation revolves around food wherever we go.

We do share experiences and places we visits with our families and nice eating places among one another. After that, we will list down places that we should go and review together as PenangTuaPui.

Last week, Fei Fei’s aunt brought some pancakes during her visit to his home. The usual pancake we normally have are like the one featured in Anson Road Ban Chang Kueh or the bigger type that found in Pulau Tikus market.

This one though is much smaller than both of them that we think it is suitable to be XS size.

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Guan Pancake or Apong Guan as shown in the sign, is located at Burmah Road. This stall was featured on NST, January 2 this year on Travel Section as you can see from newspaper cutting displayed on the left side of the stall.

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It had also been featured in Ho Ciak TV series, no wonder the owner was smiling all the way throughout the photo shoot out.

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Despite the small size, this pancake is quite thick relatively given its size. Inside the pancake, you will get slices of banana, teaspoon of corn and also grated coconut. The pancake tasted quite soft and fragrant, not too thick with flour.

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Tham Ciak and Fei Fei like this pancake but Huat Koay said the pancake tasted weird because it included grated coconut inside. He preferred to have his pancake without them.

From certain angle, Tham Ciak said the pancake looks like Doraemon’s favorite pancake, dorayaki, mainly because of the protruding middle.

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One thing we observed was there were people who called in to make their order and collect them later. Guan told us that these were his regulars who prefer not to wait but instead make order in advance, especially when the queue was long.

Each piece of Apong cost RM0.30 and the stall operates from 9am till 9 pm daily except Sunday.

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26 Comments

  1. Jon |

    wow... looks delicious, yum yum..

    I had myself a lesson, not to visit your blog in early morning, very hungry now

     
  2. Jackson |

    this is new to me... never try it with pisang in it

     
  3. Mei-Wah |

    yeah~ i had this before! thanks to a friend of mine who brought me to buy Apong Guan! :) it's yummy! i loved it! and the Uncle Guan is so cute~~~

     
  4. lingzie |

    i have an aunt from singapore who absolutely loves this! everytime she visits penang she will request that we bring her to buy it!
    i do prefer my apong without the coconut though :)

     
  5. CK Lam |

    When I first had this apong, it merely cost me RM1.00 for ten pieces...now it cost so much more but I still love his apong :)

    I usually have mine without the jagung...somehow the taste cover the aroma of the apong.

     
  6. Allie |

    I've tasted the same kind of pancake at New Lane. Besides banana, inside the pancake you can opt for grated coconut too. It's yummy. And it also has pandam flavour pancake. Yummy.
    I must go try this Apong Guan. hehe.

     
  7. Little Inbox |

    I love apong compared to ban chen kuih cuz apong is more fragrant with grated coconut. Normally I buy from the van outside Teluk Bayan. RM1 for 3 pcs.

     
  8. Victor and Jane |

    I dun like the coconut one as well..... so dun think this stall will suit my taste bud.

     
  9. Joan |

    very long queue, sometime need to wait for 30 min as a lot of ta pao one :(

     
  10. Fortesfidelis |

    As usual, many thanks for the wonderful pictures. You guys are great with it comes to the photography part. As for the apongs, I somewhat find Ah Guan's apong a bit over rated. Perhaps the last time I stopped over at his stall I hentam 30 apongs. Probably suffered from the 'jelak' syndrome. Additionally, the waiting was agonising.

     
  11. Eow |

    haha.... i think i am having the same experience with fostes, tot it is famous and order a lot, but the apong with coconut is not in my favor...

     
  12. teckiee |

    OMG! I LOVE YOU! I tried this apom once and I have no idea the name of the place I ate from. I only remember the uncle, the stall, and maybe his wife and family helping out. I lined up to buy 10 of those.. took it back to the coffee shop opposite to eat. I ended up lining up again to buy another 10.. when i bought them, i went straight back behind the line to line up again.. by the time i reach the front of the line.. i finished my 10 apom. This is the bestest apom ever!!

     
  13. teckiee |

    ohh wait .... i love that you posted this. Now i can tell my penang friends that i want to go to this place for my apom when im there =)

     
  14. Penang Gin Na |

    will regret if you never try this APONG before at Penang. Great one.....

     
  15. Keat Lee |

    we ordered 30-50 apongs at each visit.

     
  16. Janet |

    very difficult to get parking and it is very long queue sometime...:(

     
  17. Criz Lai |

    I will always tapao back a few dozens on my way home... LOL

     
  18. Anonymous |

    Hey guys -

    I am in Penang this week, do you guys want to meet up for lunch or dinner?

    Send me an email at bee@foreverbee.com.

    Best,
    Bee Yinn

     
  19. Rasa Malaysia |

    BTW, I just added you guys to my Blogroll. :)

    Good job about promoting Penang food, please keep it up. :)

     
  20. "Joe" who is constantly craving |

    aiyoh..i c dis also hungry.......Zzzzz..

     
  21. PenangTuaPui |

    Glad to you readers find this posting interesting..

    For the photo snapping and editing, we try our best to maintain the originality of the pix(of course, some touch ups included)so that we can tell better stories to readers. Our aim is promote Penang food as a whole, thus we'll definitely give credits where it's due...

    Preference wise, we have to stress it's all up to individuals.. Some of you like it, some don't as shown in the comments above. just like three of us, even though PenangTuaPui like to eat.. only Huat Koay find this stall doesn't suit his taste as he prefers the apong without coconut. Nvm, Fei Fei & Tham Ciak like them.. so let's go makan apong~!! :D

     
  22. PenangTuaPui |

    As for the long queue, you can try to call the owner earlier to make your bookings, like some did.

    But then, this is already a famous stall and like many famous stalls, waiting time can be long and frustrating.. You'll have to make the call yourself whether it's worth waiting or buy elsewhere :)

     
  23. vkeong |

    I never had luck with Apong Guan. Just days before I came to Selangor.. I wanted to write a post about his apong.. Went twice..

    1st time, he didn't open.
    2nd time, he did open but had a back order of 50 pieces.. he told me need to wait 2 hours.. DAMN THAT GUY who ordered 50 freaking pieces!!! I hate you!! I'll never get to try his apong *cries*

     
  24. Poh Hon |

    50 pieces or 500 pieces? You are kidding me la, 2 hours for 50 pieces... this is the original Apong, those who doesn't like it is their loss... remember it used to be 20 cents per piece I always buy 10 pieces take home and enjoy

     
  25. loonsssssssss |

    ho kai siao .. this one really keng
    always buy 10 and share with colleagues
    when i was working in pulau tikus

     
  26. PenangTuaPui |

    maybe 50 pcs before vkeong's order and there could be few orders prior to that. This stall really need to queue a while if you go during peak time. But then, most of the time we went also peak time....What to do, want to eat the apong mah..

     

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