Story and Photos by: Siti Nur Faisha
Onde-onde are boiled rice cakes, stuffed with brown palm sugar and coated in grated coconut. These sweet chewy balls are made from sweet potato and glutinous rice flour. Thanks to the natural sweetness in the sweet potato and the brown palm sugar, onde-onde is one of the most flavourful and sweetest kuih out there.
This two-layered delight is made from the combination of glutinous steamed rice and coconut milk, levelled below the layer of sweet pandan custard. The sweetened glutinous rice compliments the silky smooth pandan custard, making it enjoyable, filling and addictive with every bite
Kuih Lapis is a colourful layered kuih made from soft rice flour pudding. As they are steamed to perfection, the delicious fragrance of this kuih is brought out, as they are made from freshly squeezed coconut milk. This classic kuih is enjoyed by people of all ages!
Kuih Lopes are pandan flavoured triangular rice cakes, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed. Once cooked, they are then coated with fresh coconut shavings and served with drizzles of thick palm sugar syrup. This delicious kuih brings together all the flavours - sweet, salty and savoury. Everything comes in harmony.
ANG KU KUEH
Known by many as “red tortoise cake” due to its resemblance to a tortoise shell, Ang Ku Kueh is a delicacy made with glutinous rice and sweet potato wrapped with various sweet fillings like mung beans or grounded peanuts and sugar. Usually served on a banana leaf, the fragrant spread of filling melts in your mouth as you bite into it, making it an enjoyable experience.
Made from grated tapioca, sugar, coconut milk and butter, Kuih Bingka is semi-soft, chewy and fragrant. The sweetness of this kuih is subtle, which is perfect for people who want to enjoy sugary treats in moderation.