Biskut piring = air biscuits?

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I am not sure if this biscuit (more like wafer) has been around for a long time. I never pay attention to them until my kids ‘discovered’ them a year or two ago.

They just love this thin wafer made of eggs, flour and sugar. It is a little bit like the kueh kapit. They come in different pastel colours like pink, white, yellow and green.

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The Chinese calls this ‘hong pneah’ as in air biscuits because it really is full of air and nothing much! You can chomp through a whole packet (cost about RM2+) without feeling full.

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7 thoughts on “Biskut piring = air biscuits?

    Wuching

    (October 6, 2005 - 11:27 am)

    yes i remember those! there hv something similar call pavlova desert here in australia which is mostly air too but can b too sweet.

    rayhana

    (October 6, 2005 - 3:07 pm)

    umm.. i have seen them before but never tried them, doesn’t look too appetising :p

    there’s this other type.. pretty shocking pink, and like a bunch of fat noodles. also some sort of crackers.

    my sister’s friend used to love it… but again, i never tasted it, and again, it didn’t look appetising heh :p

    boo_licious

    (October 6, 2005 - 5:28 pm)

    I don’t think I have eaten this before but I always see them at the roadside stalls whenever one travel along the trunk roads.

    babe_kl

    (October 6, 2005 - 5:37 pm)

    i ate once when my parents bought them at those roadside hawkers by the trunk roads. they were like surprised to see their yester year goodies. hahaha behaved like children!

    romantic

    (October 6, 2005 - 11:56 pm)

    I remember this 30 something years ago. Grammy used this to bribe us to go to the Chinese opera with her in Penang. This was one of the things they sold at the opera.( otherwise how does a 5 year old last so long at a screeching opera.LOL)

    Chen

    (October 8, 2005 - 4:51 pm)

    I ate this long long long long time ago… 😀
    Btw, I dunno the name of this stuff till I read your posting 😛

    Sue

    (October 10, 2005 - 11:16 am)

    Wah!! I haven’t seen this in such a long time! I love love them cos they’re so light and airy…can chomp my way through the lot in a few mins! 😛

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