Sunday, July 01, 2012

Nancy Chong Butter Cakes @ Ipoh, Perak


Warning! There is a buttery sheen over the we hit up north for the quest of the best butter cake.

A good friend of mine, Su had kindly got her mother to bring back these legends down to the big city.

One has heard of the stories about this cake. More like urban legends such as how people can just eat through 2kg cake by themselves. Seems it is no myth as my friend Su tells me her parents can happily demolish a 1kg cake between the two of them.


One taste of the buttery sweetness and I can understand why.

The taste seems to remind me of my childhood days with its sweet taste and soft creamy buttery goodness.

Seems Mrs. Chong only believes in SCS butter that she ladles all over the crumbly cakes and the icing.

Everything about the cake reminds me of the 1970s when cakes like these were in vogue for birthdays. My mother was one of the faithful brigade of cooks who joined hands with famous teachers like Mrs. Fernandes to learn how to pipe roses like these.

Ah, those were the good old days.


In a way, I'm glad Mrs. Chong is far away in Ipoh so ordering these cakes are not possible all the time.

If it was, I'll be in a perpetual sugar high...

Nancy Cakes
23, Lebuh Lasam

Tel: 05-2544384/012-5277536

(You can also email orders The 1kg cakes are priced at RM50-RM55. We sampled the marble butter cake and almond one. Loved the almond version with bits of almond flakes. Best to call and order ahead. Nowadays, Mrs. Chong's daughter continues her legacy to make the cakes. For the full set of pictures, see my Flickr set).

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.


The Yum List said...

They look so pretty, pale pink and cream.

Mr Lonely said...

it is sort of cup cake?

Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

Kash said...

I grew up eating this delicious cake. I'm over 10000km away from home and it's been more that 14 years since I had a piece of it but I still remember the taste and aroma of it. You'll be a fool not to have tried it!

Michelle Chin said...

Soon, butter cakes will be the new macarons

Au and Target said...

Very pretty classic English style cakes. Lovely!

eiling lim said...

wow this is like back to the basics. A good old butter cake, just like the old days.

CK Lam said...

This is a great article. Thanks for sharing the lovely cakes - bring back many sweet memories :)

ckiong said...

I remember when I was young, my birthday cakes used to like that. :P

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Eunice said...

Not a big fans of butter-cream cakes. . . hehe! But the presentation definitely touches my heart...Sweet colors and flowers..

Chiharu said...

Gosh looks so good.. I actually miss butter cakes but haven't found good ones yet.. brings back childhood memories of the late 80s and 90s..

-Tany @ Sinfully Delicious

J2Kfm said...

Great that you wrote about this Boo! So I guess it's safe to say that they're still up and running.
That icing is to DIE for, in every sense of the word!

absolutginger said...

I see you found the butter gem of Ipoh! My friend, Eddie bought this for me once. The butter cake is super good! Mom is a little apprehensive of the icing though.

Ciki said...

Josen asks where's his butter cake! haha... u know how he loves his BC! :P

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