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Meet Madam Tang, Petaling Street’s legendary Muah Chee queen

Still going strong after more than 50 years.

If you ever been to Petaling Street, you’ll have definitely stumbled upon Madam Tang’s humble stall at the side of the road, thanks to a recording of her saying the following words:

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“Yat lao yat lao, wat luet luet”

This sentence, which means “top quality, silky smooth muah chee” in Cantonese, is Madam Tang’s call to faithful customers that she’s ready to serve them her delicious handmade dessert from her pushcart.

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Meet madam tang, petaling street's legendary muah chee queen

Her voice has echoed through every nook and corner of Petaling Street for more than 50 years, where it acted as a living testament of her famed muah chee.

Muah chee is a local dessert made of steamed glutinous rice dough shaped into balls and coated in generous amounts of peanuts, sugar, and sesame seeds. It can also be found in other Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia and Singapore.

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WeirdKaya paid the friendly 72-year-old a visit to try out her soft and chewy muah chee for themselves, and needless to say, it was heavenly.

Each customer has the opportunity to see how a pack of muah chee is prepared, starting from the cutting of the glutinous rice ball to coating it with a thick layer of finely chopped peanuts.

Meet madam tang, petaling street's legendary muah chee queen

When asked what was the public’s reception of her muah chee, Madam Tang proudly pointed to several newspaper clippings displayed all over her pushcart.

Meet madam tang, petaling street's legendary muah chee queen

At the beginning, she only offered the original version of muah chee, but after numerous experiments, she included other flavours like lychee, Ribena and black sesame. One pack of muah chee only costs RM5.

Meet madam tang, petaling street's legendary muah chee queen

According to Madam Tang, she makes the muah chee fresh daily and operates her stall from as early as 7:30 am, including weekends, and closes once everything’s sold out.

You can get a taste of her muah chee at the following address:

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Madam Tang Muah Chee Queen

42, Jalan Hang Lekir,

City Centre,

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50000 Kuala Lumpur,

Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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Source: Madam Tang Muah Chee Queen
Editor: Raymond Chen
Proofreader: Sarah Yeoh

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