The surest sign of Chinese New Year preparations was the distinct aroma of kuih kapek (love letter crepes) being molded in their irons over charcoal braziers.
Love letter or kuih kapit is a sweet paper thin crispy biscuits. For Malaysians, Kuih, pronounce as ‘Coo-eh’ can be either sweet or savoury.
Biscuits, cookies or anything of traditional food, we usually call them ‘Kuih’!
Kapit means sandwiched or pressed together.
Kuih Kapit means Pressed cookies.
Then… why are they known as Love Letters?
Flour, coconut milk and sugar
In Malaysia, the Chinese called beehive biscuit. The Peranakan community apparently called it kuih ros or Rose biscuits probably because it looked like a flower. In Malay, it was called kuih loyang or brass moulded biscuits
Egg, rice flour, all purpose flour, coconut milk and sugar.
Bak Kwa is a must-have for the Chinese New Year. Bak Kwa was only available during the period leading up to the Chinese New Year. The delicious aroma of barbecued meat permeating the air adds to the excitement and anticipation of the festivities to follow. This Bak Kwa is suitable for vegetarian.
There’s something about nuts and the festive season that goes extremely well hand-in-hand. Make these bite-sized treats good for munch n’ crunch over catching up with friends and family for Chinese New Year. They’re delicious and healthy!
Premium pumpkin seed, premium sunflower seed, almond flake, black sesame, salt, and florentine flour.
Traditional pineapple tarts with flaky, crispy pastry that melts in the mouth and topped with delicious pineapple jam are sold abundantly during the festive seasons, especially Chinese New Year.
All-purpose flour, salt, sugar, butter, pineapple jam and egg yolk
‘Kuih bangkit’ are light and delicate coconut cream cookies that melt in the mouth. Usually enjoyed during the festive seasons, these cookies are made with tapioca flour and have a creamy rich coconut taste.
Egg, flour, coconut milk, baking powder and sugar