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Kuih Kosui – Pandan & Gula Melaka Flavours

Kuih kosui or kueh ko swee is a soft and delicious rice cake made with tapioca flour and rice flour, and flavoured with pandan leaves or gula melaka (an aromatic coconut sugar). It’s typically served with grated fresh coconut. There are several variety of it across Southeast Asia, such as kuih lompang in Indonesia, mont kywe the in Myanmar, and kutsinta in the Philippines.

Onde Onde (Klepon)

Onde Onde or Klepon (in Indonesia) is a delicious and aromatic local asian snack made with glutinous rice flour, filled with melted coconut palm sugar and coated with freshly grated coconut.

Pulut Tai Tai 蓝花咖椰糯米糕

Pulut Tai Tai is very simple and easy to make–basically just cook the glutinous rice with coconut and pandan leaves, give it a beautiful shade of blue using the natural butterfly pea flowers, then serve with pandan kaya or Hainanese kaya, an aromatic coconut jam.

Pumpkin Ang Ku Kueh with Chestnut Paste Filling 甘栗馅金瓜红龟粿

These pumpkin ang ku kueh filled with chestnut paste has a mild earthy sweet aroma and makes a perfect gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan-friendly snack.

Sweet Potato Kueh 甜番薯椰丝糕

This sweet potato kueh is made with tapioca flour, rice flour, fresh coconut and monk fruit sweetener, making it a great gluten-free and healthy afternoon tea snack.

Kueh Ubi Kayu 蒸木薯糕 (Steamed Tapioca Kueh / Steamed Cassava Cake)

The Kueh Ubi Kayu or Steamed Tapioca Kueh is mildly sweet local snack full of the aromatic coconut milk flavours, steamed very soft and springy, coated with fresh grated coconut and makes a delicious afternoon snack with tea or coffee.

Buttery Cheesy Pineapple Tarts 芝士凤梨酥 (Kue Nastar)

Imagine pineapple tarts that are ultra buttery that it melts in your mouth, comes the aroma of the cheesy saltiness, then the sweet tartness of the spiced pineapple jam. These buttery cheesy pineapple tarts are to die-for!

Melt-in-your-mouth Bunny Shaped Pineapple Tarts 玉兔凤梨酥 (Rabbit Shaped Kue Nastar)

Bunny Pineapple Tarts are all the rage during lunar year of the rabbit. Here’s how you can easily make it, without using a mould. Make the pineapple from scratch and choose to use healthier sweeteners. This pineapple tarts are so melt-in-the-mouth, you can’t stop at one.