Speaking of Tau Sar Piah (Mung Bean Biscuit), many would associate it with the famous Penang Tau Sar Piah (the small rounded type typically wrapped with 3 in a bag). You know what I mean if you are a fan of Tau Sar Piah.
There are many outlets/stalls selling Tau Sar Piah and you can easily find one within your neighbourhood town. You can find them in confectionery or bakery shop and there are many different variations with customised fillings to our local taste.
The traditional flavoured fillings are either sweet or salty though some may offer fillings like pandan, yam, green tea, durian, etc.
Of all those that I have tried, the only stall that really stand out in my opinion is the Loong Fatt Tau Sar Piah at 639 Balestier Road.
Their Tau Sar Piah is buttery and flakily good. You can trust me on that when I say it is really good.
How do you differentiate between the sweet and salty fillings? Sweet fillings are denoted by the sesame seeds found on the buttery crust surface.
It tastes just so heavenly especially when it is fresh from the oven. Literally 现做现卖现吃. 👍👍👍
Personally, I would prefer the sweet over the salty fillings Tau Sar Piah.
Here, you get to see the staff making them by hands. This is so traditionally done with manual labour compared to many which are machine produced.
If you are already aware of it, I am happy for you. If not, I would strongly urge you to go and have a try else you do not know what you have been missing in life! 😎
Word of caution, be expected to brave the long queue if you are there as you will have to wait patiently for the hand-made Tau Sar Piah to be baked out from the oven.