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
蜜汁鸡肉Honey Minced Chicken
蜜汁猪肉 Honey Minced Pork
蜜汁猪肉切片 Honey Pork Slice
香辣猪肉 Spicy Minced Pork
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.
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.
‘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