We had dinner at Cafe De Tai Thong the other night and we saw this funny looking pau. My older boys said “Look ma! Nen nen pau!” Nen nen means boobs in Hokkien.
Since it looks so unique, I ordered one. The lady told me it is call ‘tai long pau’ which is the opposite of siu long pau hor? Tai long means big dragon and pau means dumpling.
The rows of many varieties of steamed Chinese dumplings.
So, this is what is inside the dumpling. It is a layer of the normal pau dough covering something like a lor mai kai.
The top of the pau can be torn off at the top, revealing the char siew inside.
And that’s nen nen pau for you.
terence(November 19, 2008 - 10:51 pm)
I love this. Instead of having a char siew bun and a loh mai kai, I can have 2 in 1.
Very popular in Sri Petaling, KL.
Domino(November 19, 2008 - 11:50 pm)
Cafe De Tai Thong, is it the famous tim sum place (corner lot) in town?
hyperX(November 20, 2008 - 12:19 am)
Those paus are very cute and special. They look delicious. Is it possible to eat them in Malaysia?
Selba(November 20, 2008 - 1:42 pm)
The pau looks totally unique and huge! 😀