Tau Chang and Orh Kueh


This is not the best of orh kueh found in Penang. Orh Kueh is steamed yam cake. Usually peanuts, dried prawns, spring onions and cut red chillies are sprinkled on top. One of the most popular orh kueh is found at Sisters’ Char Koay Teow at the junction of Jalan Perak and Macalister Road. It is only available in the morning. When I get around to buy a packet, I shall show readers why it is different from most others. That stall orh kueh is super soft, purplish and the dried prawns is super yummy. Sometimes, people buy them in bulk and bring to their relatives in outstation.


But for tau chang or mung beans dumpling, I must say this is the best. The stall is located at Jalan Tavoy, near the Him Heang biscuit shop. Starts selling from around 4 pm.

Can you see the shiny piece of lard? This is what makes tau chang delicious. Tau Chang uses only salted duck eggs, lard and mungbeans beside glutinious rice. The shape of tau chang is also unique, like triangular shape. There are only a handful stalls selling bak chang, tau chang and the special Cantonese red bean soup. I suspect these guys are either brothers or cousins because their food tastes almost the same.

You can find out more about the place here.

Post Author: lilian

Used to be PenangFaces, now known as Food Haven, for all oink-oink foods

5 thoughts on “Tau Chang and Orh Kueh


    (March 31, 2006 - 2:30 pm)

    Auntie ah, are u still on vegie diet. Mana boleh tahan?? Me after looking at your photos oredi drools and feeling very hungry. I think I can eat a whole lobster with noodle by myself. 🙂


    (March 31, 2006 - 6:05 pm)

    Heh, I eat…I just took out the lard. Egg I can eat mah.


    (April 1, 2006 - 8:34 am)

    Wish I m in Pg to savor the cookings from home *sob *sob :'( You really reminded me of the good old days !


    (July 10, 2006 - 1:11 am)

    Yo!! You like to eat orh kueh?? Weird question huh? Your orh kueh is really delicious…Yummy..yummy..yum..yum..


    (July 10, 2006 - 1:14 am)

    Hey, do you like eating orh kueh?? Weird question huh? Wanna tell you that your orh kueh tastes delicious.. Yummy..yummy…yum…yum…

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