Ang Ku Kway

Ang Ku Kway
Pronunciation: ahng-koo-kuey

A type of sticky, usually red, Chinese cake that looks like a tortoise shell, its filling can be green bean or peanut paste. The skin is made from glutinous rice flour, while the peanuts for the peanut filling is roasted and coarsely grounded.

A popular snack for all occasions, it can exist in many different colours - red, green, yellow and even purple. It is shaped like the shell of a tortoise because it is believed that eating these long-living creatures would bring longevity to the person eating it.


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