My Island Penang
Facebook
My Island Penang Travel Guide

  • Features
left-logo1
left-logo2
left-logo3
left-logo4
left-logo5

Ti Kuih Dessert



Sticky gluey sweet cake with white grated coconut shreds



Ti Kuih Dessert, I am very sure most Chinese have eaten this sweet cakes. Until a few years ago, I remember looking forward to eating it after our Chinese New Year reunion. After being offered to the Kitchen God, it will be stored till we make this dessert.


Cut to pieces, steam it and dropped into prepared freshly grated young coconut. Sometimes, if the sweet gluey cake is still fresh, it will be soft, so use a spoon to scoop it.


The job to grate the coconut shreds fresh for this dessert is happily done as many of our siblings are around to help. In our house, we also toast some white sesame seeds to be added to the coconut shreds.


Ti Kuih or Kueh Bakul or Nian Gao can be eaten freshly steamed or deep fried like curry puffs or indian samosa.


Blog Widget by LinkWithin


Ti Kuih or Nian Gao can be kept for a long time without refrigeration. If it has hardened, cut to thin slices and eat it. It is sweet and lovely.


You smell the beautiful fragrance of the steamed banana leaf when steaming Ti Kuih dessert. I guess it has something to do with using fresh leaves. Nothing beats nature's best.


The other way to enjoy is roll to a marble like ball and drop into grated young coconut. Some toasted sesame seed and peanuts can be sprinkled before serving. Ooh la la. Try it and you know what I mean.


Scoop the nian gao for dessert
Scoop the Ti Kuih into a ball like marble for dessert. Can eat without toasting on grated coconut
Grated coconut with toasted peanuts and sesame seed
Drop on grated fresh coconut with toasted peanuts and sesame seed.
After steaming for 8 hrs, rest it for 4 hrs to maintain shape
After steaming for 8 hrs, rest it for 4 hrs to maintain shape. Do not open the lid yet.


One more way is deep frying coated with flour insert a piece of sweet potato and a yam, with Ti Kuih in the center. It is absolutely gorgeous.


Layer a piece of sweet potato, (the orange colored ones), a piece of ti kuih, a piece of sliced yam then coat with flour batter. Each piece of cut slice should not be more then quarter of an inch thick.


Read about my cooking adventures or holidays here.

Deep fry till it firms. Feel the crispiness of the flour batter and the soft texture of both yam or taro, sweet potatoes. The glueyness and fragrance of Ti kuih is amazing! It is beyond words for me.


Go to Top of Ti Kuih Dessert, A Nyonya Delight Page

Back to Kuih Kapit Page

Back to Step by step to making Kuih Kapit Page

Back to Ti Kuih Page

Back to photos of Ti Kuih Page

Back to Kuih Bangkit Page

Back to Kuih Kodok Page

Back to Lina Jam Puff Page

Back to step by step making Jam puffs page

Back to My Island Penang Home Page




G Hotel

booking-img
A bold, beautiful creation that pays homage to modern and contemporary design, G Hotel fuses cool modernity with stylish comfort. This 5 star class hotel in Penang - George Town boasts a privileged position for your next holiday in George Town, Malaysia: it is located in the city's most renowned avenue Gurney Drive, where the Gurney Plaza shopping complex and a variety of fine restaurants frame the promenade.

The Gurney Residences Hotel

heritage-img
The Gurney is a combination of sea-front resort and business and entertainment hotel, highly regarded as one of the most prominent deluxe hotels in the city. With a high standard of service, amenities & activities within the hotel, it offers all guests the highest convenience and experience.

Evergreen Laurel Hotel

heritage-img
Evergreen Laurel Hotel in Penang, is located on a oceanfront site overlooking Georgetown city, it presents guests with a stylish combination of business and leisure with modern lodging and featured leisure facilities. Evergreen is advantageously positioned along the well-known and picturesque Gurney Drive with sea front walkway; it is easily reachable to the city's business district, historic spots, shopping areas and entertainment nightclubs.