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Ghee Hiang

216 Jalan Macalister, George Town, Penang Island 11400, Malaysia
+60 4-227 2222
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This is what Penang Represents

Every state has a special food that represents the spirit of that place. Ghee Hiang is one such... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
JonasCN
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Singapore, Singapore
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Bought a pack of biscuits- basic pack for work place It’s not a cheap place Those that tried... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Parul S
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A local oriental pastry nearing two centuries of history. All handmade and baked fresh daily in limited quantities! Come and try this legendary souvenir from Penang today! Also selling the most fragrant sesame oil since 1856! Well-loved in every kitchen locally as well as abroad.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“sesame oil” (11 reviews)
“tau sar” (10 reviews)
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216 Jalan Macalister, George Town, Penang Island 11400, Malaysia
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+60 4-227 2222
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Every state has a special food that represents the spirit of that place. Ghee Hiang is one such special pastry of Penang. There have increased their variety of products over the years. But the tar sar biscuits is still the mots popular item. But one...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Bought a pack of biscuits- basic pack for work place It’s not a cheap place Those that tried said nice but think it was a British response Had to throw it the birds in the end And check labels as it contained lard so not...More

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gheehiang, Manager at Ghee Hiang, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Greetings from Ghee Hiang! Thank you for your patronage and for taking the time to leave us a review. We welcome your comments and hope that you give Ghee Hiang another go. Apart from our pastries, we also pride ourselves on our aromatic roasted sesame...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

If you happen to be in the area, you should go and get some tau sar piah to bring home as gifts for your friends and family. They are priced affordably. They are not "to die for" type but goes quite well with coffee and...More

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gheehiang, Manager at Ghee Hiang, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Greetings from Ghee Hiang! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for your kind comments. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your next visit to Ghee Hiang! With gratitude, Ghee Hiang Management Team

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

The shop is situated in a bungalow and we were lucky it was a quiet day when we visited (we were the only customers) as I have heard that sometimes there may be a large crowd and one would have to queue to buy and...More

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gheehiang, Manager at Ghee Hiang, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Greetings from Ghee Hiang! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for the kind comments. We are extremely pleased to hear that you have continuously enjoyed our products. Comments like these gives us pride in what we do and makes...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The shop is a bungalow lot and only sell Ghee Hiang products. No testers provided as all cookies were already nicely packed and i believed only regular customers would visit this place to get stuff as hand gift as they would come in, join the...More

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gheehiang, Manager at Ghee Hiang, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Greetings from Ghee Hiang! Thank you for visiting us. We do apologise if our pastries have fared below your expectations but we very much welcome your comments. Our business ethos is all about preserving our traditional heritage origins so our pastries are still handmade and...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Visited the Macalister outlet with a foreign friend who was interested in buying some gifts around 8:30 pm on Monday 26th February 2018. We were served by a man named Mak who was very rude and unhelpful. We asked him about the different products and...More

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gheehiang, Manager at Ghee Hiang, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Greetings from Ghee Hiang! Apologies for our late response. Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very sorry to hear that your visit to our outlet was not up to your standard. We have looked...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Nice store! Cozy & old school environtment. Pia cookies is delicious as this store had been made this Pia cookies for over than 160 years. They also sell good sesame oil that having so many benefit. One of places to visit when you are in...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoy having coffee and food here with nice environment. They do sell very nice pastry and biscuits. Nice place for both tourist and local.

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gheehiang, Manager at Ghee Hiang, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Greetings from Ghee Hiang! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable time at our boutique outlet and look forward to serving you again. With gratitude, Ghee Hiang Management Team

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

We came here to try the oringla almond cookies (very nice), the Beh Teh Saw (ok, not the best in the town for this though) and the Tau Sar Pneah (very nice, local famous -must try).More

Thank Elizabeth-Therese
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gheehiang, Manager at Ghee Hiang, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Greetings from Ghee Hiang! Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Tau Sar Phneah and Almond Cookies and will strive to improve on our Beh Teh Saw. Thank you again and we look forward to your next...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Their sesame oil is good! Selling other traditional biscuits too. With parking space. Aircond inside. You have to queue up and order from menu.

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