Nyonya Ang ku kuih or glutinous rice flour cake with bean paste filling is a favorite dessert for the chinese nyonya in Malaysia and Singapore. Designed in the oval shape of a tortoise shell. Rest on a square piece of banana leaf is usually red in color as suggested by its name literally translated as ' red tortoise cake ' but now comes with different colors to differentiate the different fillings like bean paste, seame and peanut and even new flavor like the durian has become popular. Tortoise symbolizes longevity thus this cake is a must have item for birthdays and baby full moon celebrations. But nowadays we do not have to wait till then to feast on them. It is sold everywhere at nyonya cake stalls all over the country and we can now make them ourselves.
I did not make this myself but my blogger buddy Lena of Frozen Wings made them and brought them over to the office specially for me and Claire....how blessed are we to have her make these delicious nyonya kuih for us. I have been hinting and hinting that how nice if someone were to make and send to office for me and she took the hint....Thank you Lena for your kind thoughts and have them sent all the way from your home to our office . Claire and I definitely feels your love....mmmmm your purple ang ku was devoured in one eating inside Claire's car for we have to hide to eat these delicious kuih ..fasting month so we have to learn some respect and not eat in front of them :) One Malaysia is respecting each other's cultures and beliefs ! :)))
Thank you Lena for these delicious purple color ' ang ku ' kuih ..
surely Claire and I will have LONGEVITY !!!
and I am waiting for your recipe
don't let us wait too long :p
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