Visiting Julie’s Biscuit Manufacturing facility in Malacca, Malaysia
We have been in Penang few months in the past and we have been fortunate to have an opportunity to go to a Mall to purchase Malaysian merchandise to convey again house and every time I go to Malaysia, I at all times be certain to convey house Julie’s Biscuits.
I didn’t know Julie’s are additionally being bought right here in Malaysia, a fellow traveler mentioned once I positioned a bathtub of my favourite Peanut Butter crammed biscuit in my grocery basket. To simply keep away from confusion, I instantly informed her that Julie’s within the Philippines sells mushy breads whereas the Malaysian counterpart is Malaysia’s largest exporter of cookies. Julie’s hottest product is their Peanut Butter Sandwich biscuit and that occurs to be my favourite too!
To be trustworthy, I’m an enormous fan and one in every of my goals is to go to Julie’s manufacturing facility at some point till I bought an e-mail invitation from Nuffnang about Malacca Fam Tour which additionally features a go to to Julie’s Biscuit manufacturing facility.
We took an early afternoon flight, however resulting from standard airport congestion in Manila, our flight was delayed by virtually two hours. Upon arrival in KL airport, we have been greeted by Julies workers and a well-known Malaysian tour information non apart from Eddie Chok.
From the airport we traveled for nearly an hour for our dinner at Restoran Hao Xiang Bak Kut Teh in Negeri Sembilan. The lengthy journey time was all value it, Upon seeing couple of Bak Kut Teh bowls being ready on the entrance of the restaurant, I bought actually excited to sit down down and check out their specialty.
Hao Xiang’s model was the favourite amongst locals, that’s why our host introduced us there. Every Bak Kut Teh they served was cooked with 19 Chinese language herbs until the meat will get completely tender. They provide numerous variations of Bak Kut Teh and other than my favourite pork stomach, additionally they provide lean meat, spare ribs, and intestines for the adventurous ones.
One in all my favorites was their Dry Bak Kut Teh, it had a mix of boiled pork stomach and lean meat with a thick sauce, dried cuttlefish and dried chilies. Served within the highly regarded Claypot, the dried model was made with their signature selfmade soy sauce combined with 6 spices that introduced an unique spicy, candy & salty style. The tenderness of the meat and the flavorful sauce was most likely one of many the explanation why it immediately turned my favourite among the many dishes they served. It truly tasted like pork asado with an unique twist.
I additionally cherished their Bak Kut Teh Pork Knuckle. Identical to the pork stomach model, Pork Knuckle was additionally boiled for about two hours with their signature natural soup base. For those who love “Paksiw na Pata”, you’ll simply fall in love with this dish.
After having dinner, we proceeded to Vacation Inn Melaka to examine in and relaxation for our subsequent day actions. I’ll submit a separate resort overview quickly.
Day 2: Julie’s Biscuit Manufacturing facility Tour
It was our second day in Melaka and primarily based on our itinerary, it was going to be an extended day, so as a substitute of getting a lightweight breakfast, I made a decision to take carbo load for further power since we’ll do a variety of strolling the complete day.
After having breakfast, we gathered on the resort foyer, then boarded our vacationer bus for a go to to Julie’s Biscuit Manufacturing facility. It took us virtually an hour earlier than we lastly reached the manufacturing facility situated at Alor Gajah and upon arriving, we have been welcomed by a gaggle of promoting workers performing a dance quantity with their official Julies Mascot.
After the brief presentation and photograph op, we proceeded to the board room to grasp extra in regards to the firm earlier than we expertise the principle spotlight of our go to – to do an ocular go to to the manufacturing facility the place Julies biscuits are made!
Contained in the boardroom, bloggers have been requested to introduce themselves and inform extra about their weblog and different issues we like to do. After the bloggers, numerous departmental heads defined the method of manufacturing the product. Probably the most fascinating half was when Mr. Martin Ang – Director of Good Meals Manufacturing gave us inspiring phrases of knowledge. He believes that everybody ought to acknowledge our on a regular basis unsung heroes identical to how Julie’s does. Additionally they confirmed us video shows on how they offer recognitions to those unsung heroes in their very own strategy to present people who it doesn’t matter what we do, now we have our personal vital contribution to our society.
After studying in regards to the firm’s historical past, objectives and future plans, we got a white laboratory robe, a mouth piece, hairnet and a shoe cowl to placed on earlier than we entered the manufacturing facility. It was truly my first time to go to a biscuit manufacturing facility and It was actually humid inside. Our manufacturing facility information, confirmed us the machineries and its features. In direction of the top of the tour, we have been capable of see completed merchandise from Chopping, Baking, Oil Spraying, Cooling, High quality Management to closing packing of the biscuits.
We have been fortunate they have been making Peanut Butter Biscuits throughout our go to and we have been capable of strive it contemporary from the oven. It was good to see how my favourite biscuits have been made proper earlier than my eyes. After seeing how clear the services have been and the way they do high quality management, I can completely say “I made the precise selection” by having Julie’s Biscuits as “My Model of Alternative”.
Our manufacturing facility tour was adopted by a photograph shoot at their very own photograph sales space situated close to the manufacturing facility entrance. After the enjoyable photograph shoot, we headed to Julies Café for lunch.
We sampled native peranakan dishes and desserts and we weren’t disillusioned. I like Malaysian meals particularly Nyonya dishes and that’s what we precisely had for lunch. In a buffet model, they served Nasi Lemak, Sambal Prawns, Steamed Greens, Fish in curry sauce, fried hen and rice. For dessert, that they had combined fruits, numerous candy glutinous rice and my favourite Mallaca model of Cendol.
After having lunch, we had one other thrilling exercise. We have been all given the elements and a printed directions on easy methods to make Julie’s Fruity Layer Cake. On this recipe, we used Julies butter crackers, cream cheese, cream and freshly sliced strawberries and kiwi.
After ending our Layer cake, every completed product have been organized on the middle desk for evaluation. Mr. Martin Ang chosen the three winners and gave the prizes.
Earlier than we left the Café, every blogger got samples of assorted Julie’s merchandise. Our manufacturing facility go to was actually enjoyable, all of the workers we met have been all pleasant as if now we have know one another for thus lengthy already.
We headed again to the resort to clean up. Our subsequent exercise was dinner at Nyonya Melaka. It was a incredible dinner, all my favourite Nyonya meals have been served, together with Pie tee, Otak-Otak, fried fish balls, Udang Masa kLemak Nenas (Prawn with curry and pineapple), Babi Chili garam, Chili Garam Kurau, Kai Lan garlic, cincalok egg, nyonya kuih and cendol for dessert.
After dinner, we proceeded to Jalan Laksamana to expertise Melaka River Cruise. It was my second time to do Melaka River Cruise, however my first was a day cruise. The night time expertise was higher as a result of the riverbank was embellished with totally different sorts of lanterns and we have been capable of see a variety of lovely homes and historic constructions too.
Our final cease was at Geographer Café in Jonker Road. Geographer Café Melaka is among the most really useful dine-in eating places and bar in Mallaca. Aside from its good meals and good array of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, I used to be actually impressed at how they handle to take care of an previous store home and make it a sexy place with out ruining the unique construction. The Geographer Café in Mallaca is certainly a should go to café on this historic metropolis and I’ll positively return subsequent time I go to Mallaca.
Day three: Malacca Strolling Tour
After having an early breakfast at Vacation Inn Melaka, we did an early checkout and left the resort for our Malacca strolling tour.
As an alternative of going straight to Stadhuys– a historic construction that’s identified for its crimson exterior situated close by crimson clock tower, our tour information determined to convey us uphill to go to an previous church ruins and see a chicken’s eye view of the historic metropolis.
As we went down the hill, we have been instructed to assemble on the fountain close to the Purple Church. Also referred to as Christ Church, it is an 18th-century Anglican church within the metropolis of Malacca.
Our subsequent cease was on the Baba & Nyonya Home Museum. Also referred to as the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, this can be a museum that showcases the native historical past of ethnic Chinese language-Malays known as Baba-Nyonya or Peranakan in Malacca.
In contrast to the Peranakan Museum in Penang that I had visited just a few months in the past, pictures is completely forbidden right here in Malacca. However identical to the one in Penang, this museum is full with fantastically designed furnitures with elaborate woodwork, porcelain collections, work and pictures of the homeowners and descendants.
We then proceeded to HooKee Hen Rice for lunch. The restaurant is a well-liked joint for Malacca hen rice balls and hainanese hen rice and that was the very first thing we ordered. We additionally ordered, hen liver and combined greens. We have been requested if we wished to have dessert, however we ate a variety of hen rice already and we have been too full to eat extra. Haha
After having lunch, we headed to Kuala Lumpur. It took us virtually two hours to succeed in Novotel Lodge KL – our official house in KL for an evening. We got two hour free time and whereas among the bloggers went out to buy on the close by Pavilion, I made a decision to remain in my room to relaxation.
For dinner, we have been handled on the Saloma Theatre Restaurant for a cultural and flavorful night time out. Aside from its great buffet unfold, Saloma Theatre Restaurant can be well-known for its one hour conventional present.
As we benefit from the meals, native entertainers have been performing conventional dances from totally different elements of Malaysia. Sporting conventional colourful costumes, the variation of dances from Sabah to so far as Kelantan made us recognize Malaysian tradition extra. On the finish of the present, additionally they known as a few of our teammates to go on stage to take part and that was actually enjoyable to look at.
Earlier than we headed again to our resort, we made a brief stopover on the Petronas Twin Tower for a fast selfie and group photographs.
Day four: Final Day in Malaysia
It was our fourth day and our final day in Malaysia. Our name time was slightly late in comparison with our standard 8am. Since we have been all staying in a premium room, we had entry to the membership room which additionally serves breakfast. The clubroom additionally serves the identical menu, but it surely’s not as crowded because the breakfast restaurant on the bottom ground.
After testing from the resort, we proceeded to the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur to fulfill the Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia J. Eduardo Malaya.
We then all proceeded to The Pressroom Bistro on the Pavilion Mall. The whole advertising and marketing workers and Mr. Martin Ang have been already there once we arrived.
For starter, they served Waldorf salad with inexperienced apple, celery, tuna and crushed walnuts served with mild blue cheese dressing.
For the principle course, I selected Josper Roasted Spring Hen with mashed potatoes and creamy mushroom sauce.
The opposite possibility was Josper Grilled Beef strip-loin served with roasted vegetable skewer and black pepper sauce, however I opted for the roasted hen.
For dessert, The Pressroom Bistro stunned us with two distinctive desserts the place the Julie’s cookies have been specifically included.
First was Julie’s Strawberry Cheesecake the place they used Julie’s Oat 25 strawberry cookies within the cheesecake crust. Second was Julie’s Hershey’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream with cookie crumbs and nuts, which is made with Julie’s Hershey’s Chocolate chips and hazelnut cookies.
After having lunch, everybody have been requested to share their experiences throughout our Fam Journey. I couldn’t think about that the journey has been already over. The tour truly bonded everybody, although the group was composed of bloggers with totally different niches. I assume that’s the Julie’s Magic!
Many because of Nuffnang PH, Good Meals Manufacturing (M) Sdn Bhd and Laura’s Meals Merchandise Corp. for this excellent expertise.
About Julie’s Biscuits from Malaysia
Good Meals Manufacturing (M) SdnBhd or also referred to as Julie’s Biscuits, established in 1981 is the brainchild of Mr Su Chin Hock, a Malaccan entrepreneur who was beforehand within the tiling and building trade. The urge to enter the biscuit manufacturing trade got here when he realized that 95% of biscuits on the cabinets have been imported merchandise. He believed that Malaysians have been capable of do an honest job of manufacturing biscuits and exporting them overseas.
Within the early days, 35 years in the past from a single plant of about 5 acres has now grown to 3 large scale crops, two in Alor Gajah and one in Masjid Tanah. The variety of workers has elevated from the preliminary 200 employees to greater than 1,000 right now. Beginning with producing solely crackers, the product line has expanded to varied forms of biscuits together with cream sandwich, wafer rolls, waffles and cookies.
The mission of the corporate is to supply prime quality and scrumptious biscuits whereas upholding their core values “Accountability”, “Conscience”, “Integrity”, and “Ardour” and infusing love into the baking course of for shoppers to eat secure, fortunately and healthily.
The corporate holds intently to their founder, Mr. Su’s perception “What I don’t eat, I don’t let individuals eat”. Strict monitoring and management are practiced within the biscuit course of stream, ranging from the procurement of uncooked materials till the baking course of. All of the uncooked supplies for the manufacturing of biscuits are from the extremely respected suppliers and all processes from packaging, transportation and storage areas are in accordance with the HACCP necessities. The primary-in-first-out inventory rotation is practiced in warehouse administration to be able to forestall overdue/expired uncooked supplies. For the security and well being of shoppers, water filtration programs have been put in to take away water impurities and chlorine in water totally earlier than use. Julie’s biscuits additionally strictly prohibit the usage of any synthetic coloring and preservatives of their biscuits making certain them to be secure for consumption.
Because the biscuit trade is just not a high-tech trade, therefore, there isn’t any vital distinction between the merchandise. Julie’s is taking the altruism idea because the core values, training the baking with love precept to achieve shoppers resonant and constructing the model that they trusted, firmly within the client’s coronary heart. This is the reason Julie’s distinctive aggressive benefit and in addition the way in which of operating the enterprise frequently.
Over the previous three many years, manufacturing has grown steadily the place the corporate is just not solely the biggest biscuit exporter, but in addition one of many prime three manufacturers within the native biscuit market. Good Meals established its export enterprise correct when it first bought to the US in 1989 and has been increasing its product abroad ever since. At present, the corporate exports to 75 international locations as in comparison with 5 years in the past the place it was solely exporting to over 30 international locations. Good Meals is optimistic that the corporate will have the ability to broaden its export protection to 100 international locations in 5 years time.
In 2012, Good Meals Manufacturing determined to embark on a branding overhaul. After inspecting their core values and looking out on the individuals inside the firm, who’ve supported the corporate over time, the companions, brokers and distributors, there was one factor in frequent which is, everybody put the “better of themselves” in all the pieces they do. Julie’s Biscuits is greater than a model, brand or product, however is about all of the individuals who have labored onerous, placing their better of them in Julie’s to make it a hit. In late April 2014, “The Better of You” motion was initiated to share the spirit of Julie’s to everybody and to precise the corporate’s appreciation to all those that have made Julie’s what it was at the moment.
Over 35 years of dedication to High quality and Meals Security, Julie’s acquired many awards. In 2014, Julie’s had been awarded the “World High quality Dedication Award” in Paris and made the “Well being & Magnificence Award” in Malaysia. Final yr, they acquired the “Chief Minister Industrial Excellence Award – Company Social Accountable Prize”, the “FMM Excellence Award in 2015” and the “Excellent Export Achievement Award in 2015” in Malaysia, the “Asia’s prime Influential Model Award” and “Singapore Womens Weekly Home Diva Award” in Singapore. This yr, Julie’s acquired the “Julie’s Branding Award” in Bangkok and MATRADE’s Export Pioneer Award.
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