Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Home-Cooked Bak Zhang by Hakka Tale

Catering & delivery service Hakka Tale is offering two types of kitchen-made bak zhang for this year's rice dumpling season, prepared by a matriarch with decades of experience (both in restaurants & at home) in Hakka cuisine. The traditional favourite of savoury meat bak zhang (咸肉粽) comprises pork, chestnuts, mushrooms, salted egg yolk, dried shrimp & black eyed peas, while the sweet incarnation  (鹼水粽) conceals a centre of red bean paste. We enjoyed both - they tasted fresh & tender, well-balanced with capably cooked stuffings. The savoury selection clocks in at RM7 apiece, while the sweet ones are RM3 each.

There's a minimum order of 5 pieces for either type. For orders of at least 10 pieces, Hakka Tale can customise your bak zhang (for example, with a choice of leaner or fattier meat). Orders can be made a couple of days in advance, but customers can also call 019-2287865 to check if existing stocks are available. Many thanks to Hakka Tale for this seasonal treat.


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6 comments:

  1. The chung looks good and at RM7 apiece, it's a decent price. If I were within their area for free delivery, I'd surely love to try (otherwise it would add on significantly to the price of each chung, unfortunately) :(

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    1. Contact.ewew: oh yeah, they operate from subang! :)

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  2. I prefer the nyonya ones (Watch our for the post in my blog in it tomorrow!) but I'm ok with these too - my late mother in law used to make this type and my missus is doing it now. I must say she has improved a lot - at least, her changs are triangular in shape this year. Muahahahahaha!!!!

    Here, we can get them for less than RM5.00 each but they're not worth the calories - they may have the taste but one can hardly see any meat or anything else inside. I would not mind paying more, but the quality must be there - value for money.

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    1. Suituapui: you're right! As far as bak zhang is concerned, the ones made with old-fashioned love and care are the best! ;) happy dumpling season!

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  3. That's a lot of black eye peas in the dumpling!

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    1. Choi Yen: perfect for fans of black eyed peas! ;)

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