this is the famous pepper biscuits from Ng-Kee along Lebuh Cintra: 伍记咸切酥. Still pretty much the same flavours and texture that I remembered loving as a kid. Savoury, peppery and crunchy. I finished almost the entire packet in one seating! And I do think that it’s far more superior than the ubiquitous (and more popular) tambun pneah (mung bean biscuits).
Lorong Selamat’s version of the CKT wasn’t as good as Ah Leng’s I must say – something was amiss I feel but still pretty decent. The prawn paste chee cheong fun was good but not great. Joo Hooi’s cafe (on Penang Road) assam laksa was surprisingly good, with lots of mackerel flakes in the piquant and spicy broth; Lor Bak at Kheng Pin’s cafe (adjacent to Cititel Hotel) was a good recommendation from a.b. – the deep fried stuffed sotong was delish!