It has been quite a while since I last had Uncle Hu’s pau. Some time ago, I had come by for my favourite homemade pau and found that his stall was not there. I was back again the next day, the following week and a short while after that before it hit me that maybe Uncle Hu’s stall might be gone for good.
Maybe he has decided to retire and call it a day.
We would always come here for his rustic homemade pau and dim sum. And it’s a good thing that I’m conveniently staying not too far away.
Uncle Hu uses unbleached flour for the pau pei (pau skin), and is generous with the filling. The fragrant skin is just the kind I like – a little dense and just slightly sweet. I would always pack a few man tou just to munch on.
When we drove past Taman Segar the other day and spotted this familiar little stall, I started grinning from ear to ear. It was as if I am reacquainted with a long lost friend. Uncle Hu still laboriously makes the pau and dim sum at home, and the stall is now manned by his son. I’m so happy this little stall is back.
Uncle Hu’s stall is easy to find. It’s located opposite a mamak restaurant – Restoran Muhammad Maju on Jalan Manis 4, near Cheras Leisure Mall. The other landmark is the Venezia Italian Restaurant which is just a few doors away. Google map here
Open 8pm to around 12 midnight , closed on Fridays.
Address: Jalan Manis 4, Taman Segar, 56100 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Price: RM1 – RM3.30