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retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
August 22, 2008 2:57am

Hi Kayes,
I know this is not Tai Chien restaurant. I was looking for a pic. of it so I could post there. Anyway, just to inform you, Taiping Talk was mentioned in a magazine called Fancy Mag based in Brooklyn, NY. There was an article on Rocky Teoh in it. It acknowledged info gathered online from me and some others and Taiping Talk Group.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,603
August 22, 2008 4:30am

Hi Joe, here is a pic taken from inside Tai Chien. Some days ago I got an email from the editor of fancymag.com telling me about the article. Good read Smile


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/taichien.jpg
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
August 29, 2008 7:34am

Hi Kayes,
Yeah, its a good read. The late Rocky's daughter started a website in honour of her dad.Its Rockyteoh.com. I also remember there was some discussion about Rocky on Taiping talk where we posted our comments and there was one H T Long who posted some very informative topics about Rocky. I was trying to look through previous posts but couldn't find it. Its probably a year or so back and I wonder if its has been deleted. Thanks.
Regards, Joe
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,603
August 30, 2008 7:10am

Joe, I think that thread is still there. Check this out :-


http://taipingtalk.com/forum/posts/4773.html
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
August 30, 2008 7:21pm

Hi Kayes
Thanks, you're a great help. Really appreciate it. I'm doing my blog on my band, the Fabulous Falcons and there is some info I also need from HT Long from that post. Thanks again.
Regards, Joe
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
October 4, 2008 7:38pm

Hi Kayes,
Had lunch at Tai Chen the other day. Sampled the char koay tiau and popiah as well as the nasi kunyit. Tasted real good but I wonder what happened to the hokkien mee stall.
Rgds Joe
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,603
October 4, 2008 9:05pm

Joe, not sure about the Hokkien Mee but that famous poh piah stall has moved to the Prima coffee shop in Kota Road. The wife is running the stall now. I don't see the husband anymore. Did you visit the orchid show in Taiping Sentral?
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
October 4, 2008 9:20pm

Hi Kayes,
No I did not. I spent only a short time in Taiping and there were traffic jams which I did not anticipate and add to that, it rained cats and dogs. I'll try the Prima coffee shop the next time. I also went to see where my mum's childhood home in Klian Pauh but found that it had been flattened. Lots of development in that area now.
Rgds Joe
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
October 5, 2008 9:49pm

Hi Kayes,
I walked past the shop opposite Tai Chen as seen in the above pic. The shop Yut Sun is a Hainanese coffeeshop and I noticed they served the old style Hainanese Chicken Chop. I thought it looked very tempting so that would probably be on my list the next time I visit Taiping. I wonder where I can find Caramel Custard in Taiping?
Rgds Joe
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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October 5, 2008 10:52pm

Joe, which part of Klian Pauh was your mother's house? Close to the Klian Pauh Convent?


The Chicken Chop at Yut Sun is quite good and so is their "roti telor". I also like their butter cake and tarts. Can't think of a place that sells caramel custard in Taiping. In ipoh yes.
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
October 5, 2008 11:38pm

Hi Kayes,
My mum's house was just opposite the Convent. It was a red double storey building. The double storey house next door still stands and I wonder if its still haunted. Back then, the Old Race Course Road was rather creepy but it has since been developed I couldn't recognize it.
I must try eating at Yut Sun on my next trip. Tarts are my favourite too. Another thing I really like is the Sugee Cake. Hard to find good ones around.
Rgds Joe
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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October 6, 2008 2:22am

One of the houses in front of the Klian Pauh Convent belonged to a music teacher. I remember she taught the piano and I had friends who took lessons from her.
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
October 6, 2008 10:02am

Yes, that must be my aunty, my mom's elder sister as she was a music teacher. She used to play the organ for the church in Klian Pauh. She has now passed on. She and her daughter, Keng Fong stayed in the red double storey bungalow.
We used to visit quite regularly when my mom was alive especially during All Soul's Day on November 2nd each year.
At one time they had an ice stall outside the house and her customers were the convent girls.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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October 6, 2008 5:08pm

Small world. I have been inside that house several times in the 50s.
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
October 6, 2008 9:41pm

Hi Kayes,
Yes, "its a small world after all". Did you notice there was a small spring of water coming out of the floor in the hall? Apparently, that area was so damp with the water from the hills. I used to tease them that you don't need to go to Lourdes to have miracle water. BTW were you a Taiping boy?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 1,603
October 6, 2008 10:20pm

Not really Joe. I never went to school in Taiping. I was in Clifford School KK, MBS Penang and ACS Ipoh. My late mother had a house in Taiping for a long time (still there) so that she could play mahjong with her many Taiping friends. Whenever I was in Taiping, I would visit this friend of mine called Eric and every time I went to his house in Swettenham Road, the mother would tell me he was having piano lessons at your aunt's place and so I went over there to wait for him to finish. I don't remember the spring in the hall but I remember the living room floor was rather uneven. This was in the 1950s.
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
October 6, 2008 11:36pm

Yeah, you're right Kayes, the floor was uneven but had a gloss probably due to barefoot walking in the house. Whenever I visited my aunt, I had to be careful of my head as the ceiling was rather low. They had lovely statues and other antiques in the house. After they passed on, I lost contact with the other members of the family thats why I took a drive to Taiping to see if anyone was there but found that the house was flattened already and a huge school just beside it.
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 55
October 11, 2008 9:57pm

Retired Falcon,gadzy,I am amazed there has been no comment on Taiping for some 4?days.I know it is a beautifuly Quiet Town.But how do we expect the rest of the World to know,what we know,if we don't publicise it.I know that we jealously guard our knowledge,of this gem,but we are truly selfish to keep it to ourselves.Well I think so
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
October 14, 2008 3:55am

I noticed that too, Jim, thats why I commented on a couple of pics yesterday. Its rather quiet around here. One thing for sure is that Taiping is a really beautiful and peaceful town, rather laidback. I met an old friend the other day when I went to Taiping. It was real nice chatting about old times. Kayes has placed several beautiful pics on this site and I'm sure lots of Taiping folks from all over the world will enjoy them. I hopethey will post some comments too.
Koong

Registered: May 2009
Posts: 5
March 24, 2010 7:50am

I remember Tai Chen and Yat Sun. All I want to eat is gandum and chendol!!!!
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
April 19, 2010 7:31pm

Talking about chendol, some will claim that the chendol in Taiping is better than those foound in Ipoh while others claim otherwise. What do you guys think and which in your own opinion is better? Smile
Orange

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 272
April 19, 2010 9:14pm

Hi Joe,


I love Chendol, very very much! But I have this mind boggling question: Is it true that in the big pot of Chendol lies a sachet of earth worms? I hope it is a sabotage sales gimmick .....


A bowl of good iced Chendol is:- quality gula melaka, fresh santan but minus those irritating sweet corns, big red beans and 'Pulut' is a bonus. It's like heaven-sent! Yummy, yummmy!!
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
April 20, 2010 7:04am

Hi Orange,
I too have heard about the sachet of earthworms but don't know if its true but who cares as long as the chendol tastes good and what you don't see won't hurt haha. Anyway, I love the chendol plain without the beans and corn and even the leong fun but the pulut is a 'must' for me.
Orange

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 272
April 21, 2010 3:57am

Hi Joe,


Chendol with Leong Fun?! What a weird combination ..... Leong Fun with cold Tau Chong Sui is lovely! Thumbs Up!
retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 64
April 21, 2010 4:56am

Yup. You should see the chendol stalls in many parts of PJ cos they serve it that way unless you tell them not to. I normally have to tell them I want just plain chendol without the fancy stuff Smile



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