Edit: This place was burnt to the ground sometime in year 2008 and the pau shop had since moved to a new location. I'll have to find out about this later.
On one hot afternoon a day or so before the Chinese New Year eve:
Riceball: DaddyS. Go buy lunch.
Almost an hour later:
DaddyS: Girl, this is the best pau in Teluk Intan, do you know where I bought them?
Riceball: Wow! The pau from the wooden shack near the river jetty. You brave the traffic jam all the way to town just to buy a few paus? That's crazy! You could've just buy something else nearby.
DaddyS: Yeah, it doesn't matter, as long as you blog about my favourite pau.
Riceball: Gee! You could've bought them any other day, but thanks anyway.
Undoubtedly one of the best paus, (steamed dumplings with sweet or savoury fillings) in Teluk Intan, the history of this humble wooden shack near the river jetty was stretch back to the good old days when DaddyS was young. Back then, the paus were handmade.
Their choi pau, or chai pau, or vegetable dumplings are must eats! They sell like hot cakes on a hot afternoon. .
Kaya (coconut jam) pau.
Equally tasty are their sweet paus. The amount of sweet fillings in the pau is just nice, not too much like those mass produced paus sold elsewhere, where I just had to dig out the sweet goopey fillings and throw them away. Notice the texture of the pau? They are very soft and fluffy. The paus are leavened properly, thus the fluffiness could be seen.
Ahemz. Foodie jargons aside, I just love this pau and so does most of the folks in my hometown. They usually start selling around noon and the paus sell off quickly, so be early, especially if you want to get the vegetable paus. The shack is situated along Jalan Wah Keng Jooi and if you dine in, you can enjoy the scenic view of the river while eating your paus.