KitchenTigress: August 2012

Kuih Seri Muka (Kueh Salat) (II)

To live up to its name, kuih seri muka must have a layer of custard that's smooth as a baby's bottom. Why? Because "seri muka" means beautiful face.

Kuih seri muka is also called kueh salat.

Cereal Butter Prawns (II)

Cereal butter prawns is a popular "zi char" dish in Singapore and Malaysia. Prawns are deep-fried, then tossed in a sandy cereal mix flavoured with butter, milk powder, curry leaves, and chillies. The flavours are strong and bold. There's a spicy kick. Both cereal and prawns are very crisp and aromatic.

Kueh Lapis (II)

Kueh lapis is tapioca starch that's mixed with coconut milk and sugar, then steamed one thin layer at a time.

Coconut milk gives kueh lapis its taste and aroma. Tapioca starch makes its texture chewy and stretchy.

Traditionally, there're 9 layers in kueh lapis. That's why it's Chinese name means 9-layer cake (九层糕).