This unassuming stall is, perhaps, my favourite place for a good bowl of peanut soup/paste/cream (a.k.a. fa sang wu in Cantonese). And this comes from a person who does not fancy such dessert at all.
What sets them apart from others (for me at least) is its adequately creamy yet fragrant concoction with slight saltiness that hits the tastebuds at the very end. It is made/cooked daily to ensure freshness of the product. It’s not overly sweet like others or overly rich to the point of feeling cloyed. The price for one (bowl) is RM2.50.
Oh… they do sell mah chee (mua chee in Hokkien) too! Perhaps, it is their main business since the stall’s name says it all. These soft, chewy yet firm glutinous rice balls were moreish! They were coated with perfect mixture of freshly grounded peanuts, sesame seeds and sugar. A portion like this costs RM2.50, which I think it is slightly pricey.
Hong Kee Mah Chee 芳记麻芝
550A, Jalan Queen,
31050 Ipoh, Perak.
GPS Coordinates : 4.572864, 101.08704
Business Hours : 1PM – 6PM daily. Closes on Thursdays.