Archive for the ‘Traditional’ Category

From Sweet to Savoury
May 24, 2010

Here’s another introduction to a more local kuih (malay cake). This is called Kuih Bakar Lauk (literal translation: Savoury Baked Cake). I love this little mini tart-like kuih. It consists of a mixture of egg, flour and milk with a filling made up of spiced minced beef, Chinese parsley, spring onion, chili and fried shallots. It has a slight custard like texture when hot and tastes oh-so-good.

It is usually “fried” in its flower like mould placed onto a gas stove. Lacking this special gas stove thing that my aunt uses to make this kuih, I baked mine in mini muffin trays in my humble convection oven.

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Ondeh-Ondeh
May 17, 2010

It’s time to go traditional people! These little green balls of pure fun is a traditional Nyonya kuih (cake) called ondeh-ondeh. It is basically balls of pandan flavored glutinous rice flour filled with melted palm sugar (gula melaka) rolled in grated coconut. The best way to enjoy it is to pop the entire ball into your mouth and enjoy the explosion of sugar as you savor the pandan flavor.

There are two variations of this kuih. I made the simpler glutinous flour balls while the other variety is a mixture of both glutinous flour and sweet potato. Both are just as good.

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