The Malaysian Kuih
28 Oct 2014 | From Wei Yi of Malaysia
Kuih, also spelled Kue, are bite-sized snack or dessert foods commonly found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. They are cakes, cookies, dumplings, pudding, biscuit, or pastries usually made from rice or glutinous rice.
Kuih are more often steamed than baked, and are thus very different in texture, flavour and appearance from Western cakes or puff pastries. Many kuih are sweet, but some are savoury. The term Kue/Kueh/Kuih is widely used in the region of Indonesia and Malaysia to refer to sweet or savoury desserts.