July 21, 2018 Johor



“Chinese Bun” or local’s commonly known “Bao” is one of the Chinese authentic traditional eatery taken since thousands of years ago, nowadays been practised everywhere in the nation all presenting on respective recipes. Here in Johor, we found and successfully recognised among the best handmade Chinese Bun or Bao specialist “Hor Hwa Hiang” running by the Low family since 1980, into 2nd generation.

The Johorean Mr. Low See Leong (born 1954) who originated from Batu Pahat was the founder, together with his wife Madam Seah Ah Heng (born 1956) both are the initial owners of this recommended chinese bun (Bao) specialised eating house “Hor Hwa Hiang” at Segamat, Johor. Being assisted and now running by next generation sons Low Aik Kiong (born 1977), Low Pin Kiong (born 1983), Low Chee Kiong (born 1987) & daughter Low Pei Yin (born 1989) continue serving their very authentic traditional home handmade Bao selections to the locals & visitors under a roof. Being recognised as the best in town year 2018.

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Low See Leong, who at his age of 64 years old currently, initially stepped into the f&b industry at his 26th in year 1980 began to touch the making & production of traditional handmade chinese bun (Bao) in Kulai, Johor bodied with younger brother. Then further his exposure to supplies stayed nearly 20 years experienced deeply in the field reached year 1998 at Johor Bahru.

With See Leong’s experiences hold, vision to have his very owned eating house and foreseeing the market opportunity in the f&b industry. Added with his wish to expose his traditional handmade chinese bun (Bao) recipes allowed him in year 1999 successfully established his very first & owned chinese bun (Bao) restaurant registered as “Hor Hwa Hiang” at Taman Yayasan, Segamat (Johor). Running towards their 40th years into 2nd generation, recipes fully passed onto their eldest son Aik Kiong recently, who since kids helping parents in the career eventually leading younger brothers & sisters.

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In this Hor Hwa Hiang, the founder’s very first top recommended in menus will be their “Char Siew Bao” which most wanted by their regular customers. In-house handmade Bao prepared from selected quality flour, wrapped insided with their marinated & kept overnight home recipe charcoal roasted pork (char siew) fried mixed with chopped onions, oyster sauce & sesame oil, then served after about 15 minutes steam-cooked brings wonderful sweet tasty authentic traditional “Chinese Handmade Char Siew Bao” you must try when reached Johor. Especially the bun’s soft bites texture itself and the char siew mixtures recipe into mouth, will be the best in town.

Secondly will be their “Hwa Hiang Da Bao” meaning of Giant Bun, which among the restaurant’s daily top seller recently favourite by the visitors. Handmade flour-bun wrapped insided with the mixtures of boiled chicken egg, marinated recipe minced pork belly with ginger juice, finally served after about 20 minutes steam-cooked brings excellent sweet & salty juicy bites eatery with exploding into mouth you really cannot aside here in Hor Hwa Hiang that neither found better elsewhere in town.

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Another will be their famous Hakka’s recipe traditional “Braised Pork Bao”, or locally known ‘Kou Rou Bao’ which not frequently can be found in town nowadays. Local fresh pork belly selected, boiled & deep fried to half-cooked, followed by an hour stewed with their secret ingredients recipe, then prepared in sliced pieces, finally served after 10 minutes steamed wrapped in between their handmade flour-bun will be the best chewing bites eatery you will neither taste better elsewhere in town.

While in order to bring the combination of steamed glutinous rice with chicken & flour-made buns, Hor Hwa Hiang also introduced their very amazing “Emperor Chicken Nestled Bun” or locally well-known as ‘Kai Wo Bao’ that likes by all visitors. The mixtures of glutinous rice, salted egg yolk, mushrooms & chopped onions prepared after an hour wok-fried in home recipes, then rolled insided with their special handmade flour-towels, finally served after 15 minutes steamed brings the only & unbelievable tasty juicy chicken nestled bao you will never regret after tasted here.


Nonetheless, the founder See Leong also introduced their “Signature Longevity Peach Bun” or named ‘Shoutao’ which is a very important traditional Chinese Lotus Seed Bun practised since China’s Dynasty Centuries on occasions, still served by Low family here upon orders. Is a type of lotus seed bun with a red dyed tip with a crease along the side, mimicking the shape of a peach representing the Peaches of Immortality brings exotic fair sweet taste bites into mouth you really cannot missed when stepped towards this best recognised handmade chinese bun (Bao) specialised restaurant “Hor Hwa Hiang” at Segamat, Johor.

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Address: No. 17,

Jalan Bistari 4/3,

Taman Yayasan,

85000 Segamat,


Business Hours: 7:00am to 7:00pm (Daily)

(Closed on Thursday)




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