Thursday, June 21, 2007

Snacks for non-dieters

Hei hei, short post here on some great afternoon snacks to keep you awake.

If you recall, I managed to fight for seats at Nyonya Colours few months back to sample their top-notch kuihs. This place used to be darn packed on weekends but the rave seems to have subsided recently.

Char siew bao went for their cucur udang (RM1.50). Didn't get to try it cus Csb was in possession of the cucur. I bet they taste great too. You can tell from the way Csb gorged his fried shrimp batter.

I grabbed a small box of steam sponge cake (gei dan gou), around RM2. This fluffy sponge cakes have always been my fave since my childhood time. Nyonya colours' version even has a layer of kaya sandwiched in between the pandan and the original flavoured sponge cakes.Ooo...I'm so in luv with this.

The greedy gluttons picked another 2 pieces of kuihs from the display case, price range from 80 cents to RM1 per piece. I can assure you that their kuih slices are the best in town, at least better than the kuihs sold in pasar malam. Very flavourful and and and....they are just so delicious. We had tapioca cake (left) and kuih getuk (right). The kuih getuk tasted interesting cus I never had this kind of kuihs before. I think it is made of mashed 'muk shue' (or 'wood sweet potato? I only know its cantonese name ;p) and topped with grated coconut.

Not to forget my fave shaved ice dessert. This time round we had a bowl of Thai Red Ruby (RM3-4), the red rubies are actually water chestnut morsels with red colouring, drizzled with santan and topped with some sweet nangka slices...Ooo so heavenly refreshing.

You have got to try this if you luv nyonya snacks. Hope I didn't spoil your diet plan. Aiya, who cares, they are good food man!

LOCATION: One Utama.

35 comments:

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...
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Xiu Long Bao said...

joe: i duno how to delete partly leh. So delete your whole comment ah?

Poonky said...

not fansi of kuih =_= except currypuff hehe

MeiyeN said...

my mom love da white steamed cake too!!!!!! but... pretty expensive k :|

Jian said...

ooohhh i pass by that outlet before! Aiyoh...din know =.=""" I saw a lot of ppl but wasn't aware its that good. Hey my favourite it gai dan kou too!!! Aiyoh! I actually missed the place for freshly made gai dan kou....ish ish.... T.T *sob sob*

the last dessert you had looks good.Lolz, penang have a similar dessert call mo mo cha cha...the non cooked version. Uses raw santan and colourful ingredients...

muk shue is tapioca : )

Cutie said...

I love steamed cake too. So soft and fluffy. I always pass by the stall but never try it. I must go try it soon. =)

Tummythoz said...

Premium nyonya kuihs, no doubt. I've not been here tho.
My weakness have alwasy been for the blue coloured ones eaten with a dab of kaya (aiya, the nama just won't come to me now).

Xiu Long Bao said...

poonky:
canot lar, kuih veli nice leh. must try! I luv curry puffs too, esp ikea's one.

meiyen:
hmm...yahor. Steamed sponge cakes are supposed to be very cheap one but I'll still go back for more. They spreaded kaya somemore! Suggest dat u make steamed sponge cake for ur mum? Easy and economical, ur mum will be very happy too ;)

jian:
A lot of ppl = good stuff. I was attracted by the crowd on my first attempt to fight for seats. Nvrmind, u can still come back for the cakes.
I tot mo mo cha cha is hot one? Or isit shaved ice dessert?
Err..so this muk shue kuih is tapioca kuih then the left side one is wat kuih huh?

cutie:
Hi there. This place is highly recommended esp their top-notch kuihs. Bet u can make yummy steamed sponge cakes too :)

Xiu Long Bao said...

tummythoz:
Errr...that one ah, we actually call it 'blue kuih' in cantonese. But i recall that Flavours magazine named it as 'kuih hempit'. Nice nice...i luv that too with grated gula melaka coconut.

team BSG said...

hey watch it these kind of things can make u loose yr desire for other important things u know.

but never mind v are heading there with some people ( ok onot meiyeN / lianne ) for 24 hours to try all.
put on 1000 gms ( together ) also never mind
u joining us onot xlb ?

Poonky said...

wuu ikea i like meat ball's only :p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

okok no problem..haha as usual the kuih looks decently good.

teckiee said...

whahah i have bad discipline when it comes to desert.. maybe it be Chinese cakes, kuih, english cakes... ahhahah kill the diet. eat first think later.

wmw said...

I love Red Ruby dessert! Haven't tried the one here though...must!

Anonymous said...

actually tapioca is muk shue rite..?

Jian said...

Blue ones are called pulut tatai or the plain old name "kaya kuih" lolz...*certified with my half nyonya-ian fren*

as for the left side punya kuih...u ady mention its "muk shue" kuih =.= as for the right one my friend oso dunno, even her parents :P

Momo cha cha / bubur cha cha has 2 types but they share same name tho..I also dunno why...anyway the one I had is shaved ice dessert and RM2 oni...lolz luv that...but high cholestrol : P

Kok said...

xiu long bao,
Still tell me you no $$$ liao but can still eat snack? hahaha! Should go pasar buy instead of this place lah. So expensive...

Xiu Long Bao said...

teambsg:
huh...desire for wat other things???
so the bck street gluttons are moving to the main street now? Of cus no prob lar, keep intact via msianfloggersgroup.

poonky:
meatball from ikea ah? not 'halal' for me..haha...I pantang beef but i do like to dine @ Ikea's cafeteria.

joe ;p so did u rcv my email finally?

teckiee:
aiyor..me too! better dun start in the 1st place cus i always ended up having too much. I can even sacrifice my main meal just for desserts ;p

wmw:
yup, agree dat the red water chestnut morsels are interesting, a good try!

anon:
tapioca=muk shue....i think both are tapioca cakes lar...haha

jian:
wow...we hav a food dictionary here ;p
I didnt know that momo chacha got shaved ice version. Normally my mum diced some yam and sweet potatoes and chuck into a pot of santan water...is this momo chacha?

kok:
wat lar, this is an overdue post i swear! I so cham, long time nvr eat out liao...ooohooo....tonite gonna cook on my own too.

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Poonky said...

oh u pantang beef the no choice lo~ :P, i wonder if they got other variety meat.

MeiyeN said...

steamed until i "sien" now... don't even remember when was da last time...... and mom complaint so much :p

Tummythoz said...

Yes, pulut taitai. Thx jian.

jason said...

My mom used to make gai dan kou for my dad's birthday cos he loves it and ask us to beat the eggs. But minus the kaya layer lah.

Jian said...

; ) no prob~

Hehe *paiseh* I no food dictionary lar...still a lot i dunno...And Google is better than me, what also know. Hohoho...

Its been a long time since I had kuih :s

Char Siew Bao said...

I absolutely love RED RUBY DESSERT!

Another gud snack i can think of is Roti Jala! Dipped in hot & spicy curry! Yummmyy!

Laksa Shack @ 1U serves some decents one albeit a bit on the pricey side.......

Kok said...

xiu long bao,
You sure not?:P Everyday eat out also "sien" mah. Sometimes, cook on your own also not bad. That's why we have "Wok With Kok" mah. haha!

Jian said...

Oh forgot to say, the one ur mom cook is bubur cha cha...lolz...

the shaved ice version is also bubur cha cha but some ppl call it mo mo cha cha : P

aiyoh...santan dessert with chestnut morsels...*JM melted*

xiu long bao said...

blastmeister: Thanx for the link. :D

xiu long bao said...

Poonky: No they only have beef meatball, hard to chicen meat ball in rest.

xiu long bao said...

meiyen: I tot steam cake veery ez only? yah i used to baked a lot, too. But now a bit lazy hehehe :P

tummythoz: errrr.... i nvr knew that it was called pulut tatai.

jason: You must be missing ur mum's cooking by now... kekeke

jian: Penang also got kuih. Go buy urself some now :) Hor? Bubur n momo are different? Dun think KL has the shaved ice version.

Kok: Yalor, feel a bit sien now cuz eatin out quite alot. Outside food are usually oily n salty. Home cooked food is the best, but washin d dishes is dreadful.

Jian said...

Haha I also agree washing dishes is ma fan : P very unfair to see those westerners use dishwasher machine....ish ish....

KL dun have? lolz the chestnut morsel dessert is the same as mo mo cha cha la...just different stuff in the dessert oni.

Imagine momo cha cha got kidney beans,sweet potato, yam, big sago balls and atap chi in raw santan sweetened with white sugar syrup.

*drools, take sponge wipe*

I also pening with the term lar...haha will buy when i see the indian seller. Oh yah, another thing is, most of the time I buy nyonya kuih from indian seller. Nicer wor.

Anywayz, aint nyonya kuih composed of indian, malay, chinese, thai, etc punya kuih? lolz...nyonya kuih shudn't be given all the credit lor...

Xiu Long Bao said...

jian:
kekeke...dish washer very makan electricity and air one, no good. Yor...dun make me crave for mo mo cha cha early in the morning lar! somemore wiv my fave shaved ice...droolll...
i think nyonya kuih is abit different from malay kuih, i prefer nyonya's. hei...i duno indian sells kuihs oso??? U mean vadai n those sweet indian snacks?

Jian said...

Oh dunno lar...the motor indian uncle sells popiah, karipap, nyonya kuih, kuih talam and loads. But sometimes quality not consistant lar...

hehehe drooling ar? Take sponge wipe lar...better absorption
lolz...

Xiu Long Bao said...

jian:
haha...need spongewipe somemore!

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