Category: Nyonya Kuih

Kuih Dadar (Kuih Tayap)

Kuih Dadar (Kuih Tayap)

If you watched my episode of House Hunters International: Family Reunion in Penang and wondered about the green thing I was making in the show, it’s Kuih Dadar. Read on… Nyonya kuih—or Nyonya sweet cakes—is a big part of Nyonya cuisine. In fact, Nyonya kuih is iconic, so much so that it outshines savory dishes. Ask anyone around and it’s…

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Angku Kuih (Red Tortoise Cake)

Angku Kuih (Red Tortoise Cake)

Over the Thansgiving holidays, Siew Loon (the long-time contributor of Nyonya Food) came to visit me in Southern California. It was fun and we had a great time chatting about Nyonya food and heritage, not mentioning eating out and shopping to our heart’s content. Please check out Siew Loon’s recipe for Angku, or literally red tortoise cake, which is an…

Pulut Inti

Pulut Inti

Looking at these beautiful pictures of Pulut Inti, a decadent Nyonya kuih, it suddenly dawned to me that I haven’t had pulut inti for the longest time. Pulut inti was my late grandmother’s favorite Nyonya kuih. When I was growing up, there was this Benggali/Punjabi kuih hawker (he would carry his kuih container on top of his turban) who came…

Kuih Bengka (Tapioca/Cassava Cake)

Kuih Bengka (Tapioca/Cassava Cake)

It’s a great honor to have Madam Kwong of Madam Kwong’s Kitchen guest posting on Nyonya Food today. Raised in Penang, Madam Kwong is a retired Nyonya chef currently based in Australia. I have been a secret fan of Madam Kwong’s Kitchen—her gorgeous blog with many authentic and delicious Nyonya/Malaysian recipes. Please welcome Madam Kwong and her daughter Suz (the…

Kuih Bangkit

Kuih Bangkit

My contributor Siew Loon is baking up a storm for Chinese New Year and today she is sharing a traditional Chinese New Year cookie recipe: kuih bangkit. I remember many childhood days when I helped my family making this goodies. For other Chinese New Year recipes, don’t forget to check out my posts at Rasa Malaysia: soy sauce chicken, ginger…

Kuih Kosui

Kuih Kosui

I would like to introduce you to a new intern/contributor, my fellow Penangite Ho Siew Loon. Siew Loon is introduced through a mutual friend and is passionate about preserving and sharing the beautiful Nyonya cuisine; she is also a fantastic Nyonya kuih maker and an experienced baker (she makes a mean layer cake!)—an area I am not particularly strong at….