GONG PIA, also known as Sarawak-style Chinese biscuit, holds a special place in the hearts of Sarawakians. This delectable treat originated from the Foochow community in Sarawak.
The story behind the popularity of Gong Pia revolves around its unique blend of cultural influences. Sarawak, being a melting pot of different cultures, has contributed to the creation of this mouthwatering snack. It combines the traditional techniques of Chinese baking with local ingredients and flavors, resulting in a delightful fusion of tastes.
The love for Gong Pia stems from its crispy outer layer and soft, aromatic filling. The biscuit is typically filled with a variety of ingredients such as pork, onions, spring onions, and sometimes even prawns. The harmony of flavors and textures creates an irresistible combination that Sarawakians simply adore.
Gong Pia has become a beloved snack in Sarawak, not only among the Chinese community but also among people of different ethnic backgrounds like myself. Its popularity is a testament to the rich culinary diversity and appreciation for local flavors in the region.
Whether enjoyed as a quick bite or shared among friends and family, Gong Pia has become an iconic treat that represents the multicultural essence of Sarawak. Its deliciousness and significance make it a must-try delicacy for anyone visiting the beautiful Malaysian state.
If you are looking for Gong Pia for an early breakfast at Marina Parkcity, then head on to Tea Woks Cafe. They opens at 7am, but they do take orders as early as 6.30am. I love this cafe as the serene atmosphere surround it makes us appreciate nature!