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