Snack attack: Malaysian kuih

Kuih cara berlauk is one of the many traditional Malaysian kuih. - Photo YAP CHEE HONG/The Star

Sweet and savoury, colourful and plain – Malaysian kuih come in many varieties and are eaten at all times of the day.

Ask the question “How many types of Malaysian kuih are there?” and you will likely get a blank stare. A thoughtful pause after,“I don’t know”, or “I don’t care”, are typical answers, or one starts hazarding a wild guess.

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