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Or Kuih (Yam Cake)

Nasi Lemak/Malaysian Coconut Milk RiceOne of the best things about eating in Malaysia is the different kuih available–literally means “cake” but comes in different shapes, forms, textures and could be sweet or savory. Sold by street vendors, hawkers, peddlers and also available in specialty kuih shops, kuih is very popular as a light snack and can be eaten anytime of the day. I underlined “anytime of the day” because it does seem like we Malaysians eat all the time. With so many good foods available, anytime is a good time to eat!

Anyway, I wanted to introduce you to Or Kuih or Yam Cake today. In Malaysia, Taro is referred to as Yam. Or Kuih is basically steamed savory yam with flour. Topped with dried shrimps, chopped scallions and fried shallot crisps, it’s best served with chili sauce…

My favorite Or Kuih stall is found at Lam Heng Cafe at McAslister Road, Penang. It’s the same place where you can find the famous Sister’s Char Kuey Teow (read the review here). The Or Kuih is available from late morning to early afternoon.

To learn more about Penang street food and its best offerings, do check out this website. I personally use it to get the most up-to-date information about Penang hawker food.


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9 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Su-Lin

    Sigh…you’re really killing me with all this Penang food! :)

    Looks like it’s time for me to dig out my mother’s recipe for yam cake. Shame all that steaming turns my little flat into a sauna/steamroom.

  2. The Expedited Writer

    And you’re killing me too! All of a sudden, just as when I thought I have my Penang food cravings under control you come and do this :(

    Are you back home in Penang? :)

  3. lingzie

    my fav or kuih stall is at the hawker stalls in swatow lane. now inside new world park. the one’s at sisters char koay teow also not bad! :)

  4. Vasacor

    Last time when I was in Kaulalampur I heard about Kuih but not able to find one and even I dint get the accent you use in spell out. After reading over here only I got this in my mind.
    Quite interesting but now I have to hunt in miami area this malayan food.

    thanks

  5. Nate-n-Annie

    Wah, so colorful your pic.

    I like all the ads underneath the table cover. You don’t see that to much around here.

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