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Singapore Hawker Food : Tutu Kueh

Are U Hungry 😋?

@ 22B Havelock Food Centre

Stall : Tan’s Tutu Coconut Cake #01-25

(Short operation hours : 12:00pm to 3:00pm) daily;

whilst another stall @ Blk 449, Clementi Ave 3, #01-211 (from : 5:30pm to 9:30pm) both stall managed by Ms Tan (one woman operation)

Ordered 1 set of Coconut 🌴 🥥 and 1 set of Peanut 🥜 Tutu Kueh @ $3.50/ packet of 5pcs(1 set).

What’s so good 😊?

It’s heritage, nostalgic, old school, traditional taste : All-in-1 kind of local food culture still surviving, till today.

It’s snack : Tutu Kueh.

This stall was started by her late father Mr Tan Yong Fa since 1932. About 92 year old history lesson as Ms Tan Bee Hua shared her story... 😮 🤩

The traditional method of steaming, pounding the rice flour and the machine used are still currently being used. As always, she emphasised that her father laid down strict rules of ensuring fresh ingredients are used and made fresh everyday! 😮 🤩 ⭐️ 👍

It’s rice flour are of highest premium quality and pounded fresh daily, same goes for all its ingredients of coconut 🥥 and salted peanuts 🥜 and even its premium Jumbo Pandan leaves which has to be cut to smaller rectangle size to hold the Tutu Kueh.

It’s labour intensive, everyday made fresh, it’s rice texture upon steaming, gave out the chewy texture, coupled with the filling of coconut 🥥 or peanut 🥜 type. Other filling type : Dark Chocolate, costing $4.00 for 5pcs and plain (original) costing same as $3.50 for 1 set of 5pcs.

As I dipped the coconut 🥥 version into my mouth 👄, it’s steamed rice skin texture so fragrance, so pronounced, yet so chewy and holds ground. As I bite deeper, it’s coconut 🥥filling with gula melaka engrossed me greatly, it’s not too sweet and crunchy. That’s my favourite and given me the nostalgic and reminiscent of my childhood days of eating Tutu Kueh, while the peanut fillings was salted version but drier in nature. 😮 🤩 👍

I was given free original - plain to try out. It’s steamed rice texture more intensely aromatic and chewy, giving you the extra kick 🦵 minus the filling.

As I was completing this article, Ms Tan handled one piece specially made for me : Dark chocolate 🍫 chip fillings, piping hot🔥 as I hold it, taken a short bite, the chocolate fillings melted to 90% and tasted great 👍 and I feedback to her this recipe will surely score a hit with the children 👶 and younger generation ! 😮 🤩 ⭐️ 👍 🙏🏻

In the event, you tabao(take away) home and the steamed Tutu Kueh become cold ... How ? Fret not, just use a wok, filled up with water and using aluminium round tray, set it to boil and place the Tutu Kueh on TOP, in 5mins, you can taste the goodness of this speciality of Tutu Kueh ! Ideal for tea parties and small group gathering with this heritage snack as talking point ... 😮 🤩 👍

Now, her nephew and niece helped her to man the stall during their holidays. Hopefully, this 3rd generation shall continue to take over and evolve the heritage business to greater glory. 🙏🏻

It’s Tutu Kueh ... Yummily 😋 Great 👍!


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