Famous Jeram Pau & Yam Puff @ Shin Lok Coffee Shop, Kuala SelangorOctober 20, 2012 | 3,337 views
Steaming hot pau’s, freshly-baked egg tarts, crispy yam puffs and thick coffee brewed at Kedai Kopi Shin Lok, Jeram, Kuala Selangor
Short of generalizing Kuala Selangor as a town famous only for the seafood, we stumbled upon Shin Lok Coffee Shop tucked hidden (or maybe not so) in the town of Jeram; about 20km away from the main town of Kuala Selangor.
Their specialties? Freshly steamed, fluffy buns (also known as “pau”) filled with a variety of ingredients and the crispy yam puffs (known as “woo kok”).
The left was filled with crushed peanuts and sprinkle of sugar, while the one on the right was the savoury counterpart; curry chicken pau.
This coffee shop in Jeram (and bear in mind that this Jeram is NOT Perak’s Jeram, which is renowned for the “lui cha” rice) has been featured on 8tv’s Ho Chak program before, and also published in The Star and Chinese dailies. Not too shabby for a coffee shop in the middle of nowhere!
People do come for the economy rice, and other take away snacks aside from their signature items.
Kedai Kopi Shin Lok steams up 7 types of pau; Vegetable, Red Bean, Peanut, Kaya, Coconut, Curry Chicken and BBQ Chicken pau.
We managed to sample two on the spot, and took away the rest. The quality of the dough was evident; being the fluffy kind without sticking all over the roof of your mouth, and the fillings generous enough to register the taste on the palate as well as the mind.
Their Vegetable bun (shredded yambean and carrot with wood ear fungus and even a slice of egg) is the top pick, though I recommend that you give the curry chicken version a try as well.
The yam puff (woo kok) was not greasy and the layer of mashed yam enveloping the BBQ chicken filling was thick. This shop serves pork-free food, in case you’re wondering why BBQ chicken instead of the usual char siew (BBQ pork). Although less crispy than say, the ‘pasar malam’ version or even the now over-priced Pun Chun’s version, the puffs were less oily and made the snacking experience oh-so-much-less-guilty.
They produce the pau’s from the back of a house, directly behind of the coffee shop. Talk about maximizing manufacturing capabilities!
Oh yeah … forget about the egg tarts. Completely not memorable and you definitely can find better ones elsewhere.
The thick coffee reminded me of Hainanese kopitiam’s version; laden with a bitter tinge behind the taste bud after sipping on a spoonful. Roasted to a smoky finish, the coffee here satisfied my cravings that morning, ensuring a very pleasant journey ahead.
Wait, did I say “journey”? You betcha!
Stay tuned for the next post, whereby I will reveal the actual destination of the road trip. And be prepared for another really long post.
For now, enjoy the rainy weekend …. and if you are celebrating the Nine Emperor Gods’ festival wherever you are, take some good shots (with your camera, phone, tablet, etc) and send to my e-mail – [email protected]. Tempt me, so I can share with the world.
KEDAI KOPI SHIN LOK (pork-free)
1, Jalan Kenari 1,
45800 Jeram, Kuala Selangor,
Tel No : +603-3264 7591, +6012-383 1206, +6012-273 6120
Business Hours : 7am – 7pm
GPS : 3.191518,101.314517
Find them on Facebook page (wahlau, not bad eh this coffee shop!)
Coming from Klang’s direction towards Kuala Selangor, you will use Jalan Kapar and passing by Kapar town before you reach the small town of Jeram in Kuala Selangor. This shop faces the main road of Jalan Kapar, about 9km away from Kapar town only. The most obvious landmark is the Al-Naim Mosque next door.