Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gai Zai Beng 【鸡仔饼】

This Biscuit is a very famous snack from Kampar, state of Perak, Malaysia. One who visited the northern part of Malaysia always bring this as a gift for friends and relatives.

The original recipe call for lard, which is not much eaten nowadays for health reason. So this recipe use vegetable oil instead!

450 gms flour
200 gms of winter melon candy (a little lesser than a cup)
100 gms of sesame (I used both black and white sesame)
100 gms Sugar
250 gms Vegetable oil
1 egg
1 tbsp Honey/maltose
1 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
1/2 tsp Chinese Five Spices
2 pieces of Chinese fermented tofu (Nam Yu/南乳)
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Powder (double Acting)
3-4 Cloves of Garlic

Roast sesame in a microwave (use a shallow plate for even spreading), microwave it for 1 minute 30 seconds, time may differ depending on your microwave oven's wattage. Let cold.

In a food processor, mince 3-4 cloves of garlic, add the winter melon candy and grind till its fine. As shown in the picture.

Now mix together all the ingredients, it will not form a solid dough, just as long as it is well blend, it is done.

Now place the mixture on a baking sheet/foil paper, slowly press the ingredients into a 2 mm thick layer,Use a rolling pin to lightly press the surface to even the dough, and cut it evenly into square pieces before baking.

Preheat oven to 285F(140 C),bake the biscuit for 30-33 minutes, let cold and break it into pieces.

Taa daaa... here we go, Kampar Chicken Biscuit!

中文版,For Chinese, Click --》金宝鸡仔饼 


  1. wow 盈盈, this is one of my favorite leh!
    now I can make myself, only if we got chance to go Asian store, I don't have any winter melon candy at home!!!
    thanks for sharing your recipe! ★

  2. I rolled these out a little too thick but they seem to have a dry and powdery texture rather than a crispy one. Not sure what else I would have done wrong other than them being a bit thick.