Drive-thru for Yummy Snacks at Cintra

By Sherra Yeong

August 2021 A DAY IN THE LIFE
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Pre-pandemic, the trick to avoid traffic build-up was to ensure service was swift but efficient.
A CAR ROLLS to a stop in front of a push cart along Lebuh Cintra. The driver places his order, “Two ham chim peng and two pak tong kou, please.” It’s teatime and nothing quite hits the spot like a traditional street snack, straight out of the wok.Yee Kok Heng happily complies. He is a third-generation pastry maker, specialising in delectable ham chim peng (deep-fried spiced bread) and pak tong kou (steamed rice cake). The family-run business was founded by...

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Sherra Yeong

is an aspiring author with a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and a passion for good food and wine. She writes at