Kueh sera sera, the desserts are ours to eat
By Pamela Chow; Photos: Courtesy of Slow Food
Every Singaporean has their favourite kueh, whether it’s the starchy peanut-stuffed tutu kueh, a sweet-salty mix of sambal udang, or a full-blown soon kueh delightfully stuffed with vegetables and savoury sauce.
Hungry and craving for a sweet feast now? You’re in luck – a giant kueh festival is coming soon.
On 24 Jul, ToTT Store will be home to an array of delicious, savoury and sweet kueh sold by local kueh artisans spanning different ethnic groups. These include HarriAnns (Peranakan), Kuehs and Snacks (Teochew), Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh (Hokkien), Hainan Xiao Chi (Hainanese) and Antoinette chef Pang Kok Keong’s Hakka Snacks (Hakka).
You’ll also get to feast on some rare kueh that will be specially prepared for the event, such as Hakka Vegetable Kueh by Chef Pang and the Larp, a unique Hainanese rice dumping by the Singapore Hainan Hwee Kuan.
Entry is free to the general event and market to purchase kueh from featured artisans and lifestyle merchandise stores.
Make your own kueh
If you’re also interested in how to make your favourite treats, you can sign up for four Demonstration Classes with heritage kueh makers:
– Hakka Mugwort Ricecake from Chef Then Chui Foong and her mom Madam Soh Lee Chin (10am)
– Hainan Larp from Singapore Hainan Hwee Guan and Hainan Xiao Chi (12pm)
– Kueh Lempur Udang from HarriAnns (2pm)
– Yam Cake from Old Seng Choong with Chef Daniel Tay (4pm)
Tickets can be purchased on the day itself or here, and are priced at $20 per person per class.
ToTT is also organising various Hands-on Cooking Classes ($118) on 20 and 24 Jul featuring the following:
– Classic Nonya Kuehs, 20 Jul, 3pm to 6pm
Chef Julie Yee will teach participants how to prepare Nonya Kaya, Pulot Tai Tai, Pulot Inti, Baked Pumpkin Kueh, and Pandan Custard Agar Agar
– Kueh Appreciation: Famous Layers – Kueh Lapis, 24 Jul, 10am to 1pm
Chef Darryl Lim will show how to make the classic Kueh Lapis Cake and Chocolate Prune Kueh Lapis Cake
– Kueh Appreciation: Handmade Nonya Kueh Workshop, 24 Jul, 3pm-6pm
Chef Julie Yee will guide how to prepare Peach Glutinous Rice Kueh, Steamed Durian Sago Kueh, Gula Melaka Kueh Ko Sui, Gula Melaka Sago Dessert
Tickets to ToTT’s Hands-on Cooking Classes can be purchased here for $118 per person per class.
Kueh Appreciation Day 2016 is happening on 24 Jul at ToTT @ Dunearn. More information here.