Kuih Kapit – Love Letters to be Consumed Crisp and Fresh


The melt-in-your-mouth kuih kapit is a huge favourite, and not just during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Legend has it that kuih kapit was once used by lovers to communicate covertly, hence its more poetic name, love letters. Using a mixture of South-east Asian ingredients such as ground rice, eggs, coconut milk and sugar, kuih kapit was made by hand in the old days. Rice had to first be grounded using the cheo bo, before the batter is poured onto one side of a heated mould attached to a pair of clippers to be pressed together for excess batter to be ...

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