One of the things I can proudly say as a Malaysian is that I’ve stepped foot (food?) on every single state in the country, can you?

Today, I’m going to show you one of the Northern most famous kopitiam in peninsular Malaysia – the famous pao shop called Kedai Kopi Khuan Bee. In Perlis of course, just in case you’re going to plan a round the country trip.

Kedai Kopi Khuan Bee
Kedai Kopi Khuan Bee

Actually, Khuan Bee is quite strategically located a very short distance from one of the tourist attractions at Perlis –Kelam Cave. Chances are, you will drive by this unsuspecting small little mom & pop shop if you’re heading to the cave (a neat place to visit).

One thing to note, Khuan Bee is really popular and often sells out their pao especially during weekends. The shop opens at 11 am, but if you are to make sure of your order, do call ahead for booking. Weekdays are slightly better, as I’m told.

The famous item here are their big pao and lor mai kai. There’s also char siu pao, sang yuk pao, vege pao, kaya pao etc.

charsiu pao & big pao all the way from Perlis
charsiu pao & big pao all the way from Perlis

We tried their charsiu pao and the famous big pao, both were rather delicious despite having kept them in the fridge overnight and reheating in a microwave. I particularly like the variety of ingredients in the big pao with plenty of meat, hard boiled egg, mushroom, and more. The pastry part too were not overly thick and has a good ratio vs the fillings.

As with most things Perlis, prices are rather reasonable at below RM 6 for the big pao (if I remember correctly).

Enjoy your trip!

map to Khuan Bee kopitiam

Address:
Kedai Kopi Khuan Bee
R13, 02200 Kaki Bukit, Perlis
GPS: 6.6431968, 100.207810
Tel: 04-945 7673
Hours: 11 am to 5:30pm

KY eats – Big Pao from Kedai Kopi Khuan Bee, Perlis Kaki Bukit
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12 thoughts on “KY eats – Big Pao from Kedai Kopi Khuan Bee, Perlis Kaki Bukit

  • October 2, 2022 at 7:17 am
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    I want!!! Used to enjoy the ones in KL in the 80’s before they changed the image of Bukit Bintang and ruined it! None here that is half as nice…and has so much egg inside!

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    • October 2, 2022 at 4:12 pm
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      suituapui: you won’t be disappointed with this one!

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  • October 3, 2022 at 11:28 am
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    Yes, you can certainly wear that saying “I’ve stepped foot/food in every State” loud and proud coz the majority of us would not have been to the lesser known/less popular States (like the east coast for example). I prefer char siew pau over tai pau but really enjoy the hard-boiled egg inside a big pao though.

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    • October 4, 2022 at 7:45 am
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      eatwhateatwhere: thank you very much, when is your turn to visit every state!? haha.

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  • October 4, 2022 at 9:05 am
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    The bao is a bit dense in texture, not the soft fluffy type. The meat filling of big pao looked a bit dry, I would have preferred it was more juicy.

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    • October 12, 2022 at 1:07 pm
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      Choi Yen: it was quite juicy loo but yaa more padat type, more filling. haha.

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    • October 12, 2022 at 1:07 pm
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      taufulou: memang classic.

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  • October 18, 2022 at 3:12 pm
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    Local peoples never eat there, the buns are leaving near toilet before steam and extremely with MSG and oyster sauce, getting dry throat all long day after having that, I will never ever been there again.

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    • October 19, 2022 at 9:38 am
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      Seerkox: learned something new today! I was under the impression that Perlis ppl eats there

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