Stall with more than 30 types of treats draws crowds daily in Brickfields

  • Food News
  • Thursday, 12 Sep 2019

The most popular item at Nyonya Heritage is its yam cake

IF YOU ever find yourself at Jalan Thambipillay, a busy street in Brickfields, and in the mood for authentic Nyonya kuih and desserts, Nyonya Heritage is where you can find a wide selection.

The stall sells more than 30 types of desserts and the array of choices is a treat for both the eyes and tummy.

Owned by Woo Sen Moon, 67, and his wife Sum Yoke Lan, 62, it has been in operations for more than 45 years.

Located in one of the most strategic places in Kuala Lumpur, the stall has more than 250 customers a day and is constantly crowded.

Some of the items available include pumpkin cakes, rice pudding cakes, fried popiah and curry fish balls.

John Woo, the couple’s son who has been helping them manage the stall, said everything is homemade and prepared using quality ingredients.

“Every item here is either fried or baked by us from scratch.

“Nothing is pre-made or factory-bought because quality and taste are important to us,” said John.

When the stall first opened, the couple only sold six items, including yam cake, fried meehoon and radish rice pudding.

Over the years, they worked hard and eventually expanded their selection fivefold, with many of the items very much in demand.

Must-try treats here are yam cake and kuih talam.

These two delicious items have people waiting in lines patiently to savour on the spot or to take away.

The yam cakes are priced at RM3.40 for two pieces, while the kuih talam is RM1.10 per piece.

The rest of the items on the menu are just as reasonably priced with good portion sizes.

According to Sen Moon, the secret to a tasty yam cake is the quality of rice used.

“We make our own rice flour, which is why the taste is authentic,” he said.

The cheapest item on the menu is the sweet potato ball, which is 40sen per piece.

The stall also sells delicious cucur udang that is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, perfect to dunk into a cup of coffee or tea.

Nyonya Heritage offers something for everyone, with its wide selection of sweet and savoury treats.

Sum said the three of them start cooking at 5.30am and are only done by 9.30am.

“Each item is given special attention as each requires a different type of cooking method to ensure that it tastes good,” she said.

For a limited time and in conjunction with the festive season, the stall is also selling some 15 types of homemade mooncakes.

The stall is located opposite the YMCA building in Jalan Thambipillay.

For details, call 012-328 7021.

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