Gartien (小田佳园) is a Penang based company, specializing in Pineapple Cake.
For the filling, it uses pineapple from a plantation in Nibong Tebal, Penang. The pineapple are skinned and cut into cubes then cook for 12 hours with raw sugar and honey which result juicy, tangy and lightly sweet pineapple filling with a hint of caramel and molasses. You still can chew the chunks of pineapples in the filling.
Well, according to the info, actually every production batch has a slightly different taste because it's depend on the pineapples since this homemade pineapple cakes are made without any preservatives and artificial coloring. Therefore, the freshness of the pineapple cake can only last for 6 weeks since the production date.
The filling from the production batch that I received, was pretty tangy and yet enjoyable. As for the golden outer layer pastry, it had quite strong buttery and milky flavors.
Best to indulge this pineapple cake with a cup of unsweetened hot tea.
Gartien Pineapple Cake 500gram (10 pieces of 50gram each) Price MYR38.00
1 USD = MYR 3.05
1 MYR = Rp. 3.150
Gartien Gourmet Pineapple Cake
Sdn Bhd 68, Lorong Macalister,
10400 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: +604 229 0068