If you are Chinese, I am very sure you know what is Pau. For non chinese, Pau is almost the same like mantou. OMG. I am answering a question with another questions. What is Pau? What is mantou? Pau is a white bread or bun like with fillings while mantou is just the bread. It is a tradisional Chinese cuisine that you will mostly see people eat during breakfast.
Many places do sell Pau with various fillings starting from pork, red bean, lotus paste, kaya etc. Nowadays, Pau is so famous that many are factory made, halal and you can even find instant pau in supermarket. Question is, does it tastes good?
After a long searching, I finally manage to find tradisional home made pau in Kepong. This place is called Kedai Kopi Mee Bon. It is by the roadside and normally filled with customers on the corridor/walkway. This is a typical chinese place for breakfast, serving with hot drinks, dim sum, pau, and of course with lou mai kai (glutanious rice with soy chicken) too.
As you can see, this place is very busy especially in the morning and during tea breaks. The pau is freshly made everyday and they are steamed with conventional ratten basket. You can dine here with hot pau or you can buy the cold pau so that you can steam them up later. What I like most about the pau here is, the filling is a lot and the pau skin is very soft. I prefer Char Siew Pau and normally I eat few at the same time.
The menu is hanging infront of the shops with the pricelist. Pretty simple but smart way to display the menu. The dim sum is ranging from RM 3.20 to RM 3.70 per plate. The normal red bean pau is RM 1.60, Big Pau (different from char siew pau in terms of the filling) is RM 3.50, Char Siew Pau is RM 1.80 and shang yok pau (3 layers pork pau) is RM 1.80.
Kedai Kopi Mee Bon
Operating Hours: 6 am – 10 pm (Close on Tuesday)