As the Mooncake Festival approaches, I am happy to discover and share new shops that sell ingredients to make mooncakes.
They do sell the ready made paste including durian pandan paste and lotus paste. Like Bake with Yen, they have the prepacked combination to make the kam tui (nutty) because this store sells most of the ingredients all year round. In the past my mom would visit Chai Huat Hin in KL Chinatown to buy the ingredients where a worker would estimate and pack each individual ingredient separately. Now to save time, stores are prepacking the ingredients.
For those who wish to made their lotus paste from scratch, I also saw some dry lotus seeds being sold.
This store basically sells all kinds of stuff like Chinese medicine, frozen food, cooking ingredients, snacks, coffee powder, dry foodstuff like ikan bilis, dried sotong, Chinese sausages, various food ingredients, toiletries and even eggs.
During morning till afternoon, there is a small market located right in front of the store therefore parking is going to be difficult. Going during later part of the afternoon after the wet market closes would be easier.
Ben Mart Trading Sdn Bhd (637905-A)
No. 2, 4 & 6, Jalan Bangau 73,
Kepong Baru, 52100 Kuala Lumpur
Note: I was told by the staff that the store is usually very busy hence often they are unable to answer the phone.