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.
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.
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!