Ghee Hiang Headquarters at Beach Street, within George Town's UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been home to the oldest tau sar pneah maker on Penang Island since its foundation in 1856. Other than its tau sar pneah, which has become a must-buy delicacy for tourists visiting Penang Island, Ghee Hiang is also well-known for its signature sesame seed oil, which is claimed to contain several medicinal properties.
In 1856, a pastry chef was invited from Fujian Province in Qing China. With the recipes brought along from Fujian, which are classified to this day, Ghee Hiang was established to produce tau sar pneah biscuits.
In the 1930s, Ghee Hiang began producing its trademark sesame seed oil. It has been claimed that Ghee Hiang's sesame seed oil has several medicinal properties. For instance, it is said to generate chi, or warmth, that helps expectant mothers to recover their energy quickly.
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Penang State Government
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