Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kueh Tu Tu 嘟嘟糕

You could have either stumbled onto this page while blog-surfing or purchased our magnetic mooncake. In either case, THANK YOU!!!

This local snack not only has a long and rich heritage, it is on the "must-eat" list of everyone (well, almost) everyone staying in this region, especially Singapore. Mention Kueh tutu to any adult and you will see a pair of knowing eyes which reflect profuse agreement of its unforgettable taste. Ask anyone living in this region and they would probably point you to a nearby stall selling it.

Kueh tutu is made with roasted rice flour and steamed with a small square of pandan leaf as its base. It is usally done with a mould the shape of the tutu itself. The fillings are varied - ranging from peanuts and coconuts to - actually practically anything that you can imagine. However, more often than not, i see only coconut and peanuts as its fillings.

The very same mould used to make the real tutu are used to create, by hand, these delightful kueh tutu fridge magnets, and i personally hope you will not just use it as a fridge magnet but you will also inquire about the background of this timeless local delicacy!

If you want to learn how to make it, please refer to this blog. Bon appetit!