My good friend told me that Nancy Chong bakes the best butter cakes in Ipoh. I had never heard of Nancy Chong before this, but I was curious to find out what the hooha was all about.
“Let your nose lead the way,” my friend had said after she gave me directions to get to the road Nancy Chong’s house is.
So when I was back in Ipoh during the recent Hari Raya Haji break, I stopped by to get some cake.
“No more extras today!” announced Nancy Chong curtly.
Sadly, I left with only free smells of the butter cake and drool all over me. Not even a single SLICE was available.
My Mom came for a visit, so I specially requested Mom to get me one butter cake from Nancy Chong. Turns out that my Mom actually KNOWS Nancy Chong personally, because she had ordered my first birthday cake and other birthday cakes from her before.
And suddenly, like the surprisingly heavenly whiff of freshly baked butter cake, it all came back to me. The times when I was a little girl and I had followed my Mom to Nancy Chong’s house and had looked longingly at all the beautifully designed cakes, how the smell of her cakes had made me yearn for more…
And today, my Mom brought this cake all the way from Ipoh, colorful floral frosting and all.
Very sinful, temptingly sweet, but ooohhhhh so GOOD.
I call it a slice of marble butter cake heaven. Now, now…stop licking the monitor will ya? 🙂
I have a feeling it will all be gone tomorrow…