Kueh Lapis Nonya (Steamed Layer Cake)


Kueh Lapis Nonya

Kueh Lapis is a multi-colored layered steamed cake. That’s about how I summed up Kueh Lapis in a nutshell. But I wouldn’t do it justice by stopping here. It has a pleasant pandan (screwpine) fragrance, layers and layers of colors pleasing the eyes of the young and old, a chewy texture that greets you the moment you bite into it and that mildly sweet taste that can satisfy your sweet tooth.

First of all let me clarify that I am referring to the steamed Kueh Lapis, a Nonya delicacy. No one could mistook a Nonya’s Kueh Lapis for something else, it’s signature layers of colors of red, green and white are well-known in Singapore and Malaysia. Continue reading


Kueh Bakar

Kueh Bakar

Kueh Bakar

I was trying to figure out what to call this cake in English. After so much guessing I’d rather leave it out totally. Basically this is a Malay cake, the texture is similar to that of custard but less sweet and normally green in color because of the screwpine (pandan) juice that are used in the recipe. It’s baked in it’s signature flower shaped mould. Continue reading