1. the new premises of Sempurna Kacang Putih in Buntong

1. the new premises of Sempurna Kacang Putih in Buntong

Although not as popular as DNS Kacang Putih and SR Kacang Putih, Sempurna Kacang Putih, also located in Kampung Kacang Putih, Buntong, Ipoh, is soon a name to be reckoned with as well.

2. shelves of kacang putih

2. shelves of kacang putih

3. shelves of kacang putih

3. shelves of kacang putih

A new name it may be, Sempurna is a third generation business, now helmed by granddaughter, Ms. Buvi. According to Buvi, her family’s kacang putih (crunchy Indian snacks) business was established by her grandfather, K. Chinnasamy Nadar, in 1946. He would carry trays of a variety of kacang putih on his head to hawk in Old Town.

4. shelves of kacang putih

4. shelves of kacang putih

5. a worker prepares the dough

5. a worker prepares the dough

In 1963, the business was passed down to a son, Jayabalan (Buvi’s father), who was only 12 years old then. Like his dad, Jayabalan also had to hawk his kacang putih until he finally secured a permanent spot at the canteen of SRJK Poi Lam, Ipoh.

6. Jayabalan adds oil into the fryer

6. Jayabalan adds oil into the fryer

7. the dough is put through a sieve to shape into Omapudi

7. the dough is put through a sieve to shape into Omapudi

When Jayabalan was in his 20s, the young entrepreneur began experimenting with kacang putih recipes, and finally created his own range of muruku: Muruku Sivel (1975), Muruku Star (1976), Muruku Kari (1982), Muruku Kalistar (1982) and Muruku Ramba (1999), under his own brand name of JB Buntong Kacang Putih.

8. the deep fryer does its work

8. the deep fryer does its work

9. this is a semi-automatic process

9. this is a semi-automatic process

Today, with Sempurna Kacang Putih, Buvi has a vision to export her kacang putih to an international market, after securing Halal status for her business.

10. Omapudi is removed from the fryer in one go

10. Omapudi is removed from the fryer in one go

11. oil is drained from the Omapudi

11. oil is drained from the Omapudi

Currently, Sempurna Kacang Putih, located on the main road of Jalan Sungai Pari, serves retail customers, who may also have the opportunity to see for themselves how kacang putih is manufactured.

12. Omapudi is ready to be packed

12. Omapudi is ready to be packed

13. a worker packs all sorts of kacang putih snacks at the request of customers

13. a worker packs all sorts of kacang putih snacks at the request of customers

When I visited as a delegate of WoW Perak under Tourism Perak Management Bhd. and Gaya Travel Magazine to promote the state in conjunction with Visit Perak Year 2017, I was able to see for myself how Omapudi, the most popular type of kacang putih in Sempurna from 70 varieties, is made.

14. the history of Sempurna Kacang Putih in three languages

14. the history of Sempurna Kacang Putih in three languages

By the way, Sempurna Kacang Putih is one year old and has just established this retail shop about a month ago. As an opening celebration, kacang putih fans can enjoy a “Buy 5, Free 1” promotion. Don’t miss the chance to “sweep” some kacang putih home!

Sempurna Kacang Putih
Add: 174, Jalan Sungai Pari, Teluk Kurin, 30100 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: +605-2058077 / +6014-3041817
Email: sempurnakacangputih@gmail.com
Facebook: Sempurna Kacang Putih
Business hours: 9am – 11pm daily

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