This Malaysian grandmother makes kok chai using a 90-year-old recipe


Kok chai or mini peanut puffs are made to resemble the ancient Chinese gold ingot, which represents prosperity. Photos: The Star/Samuel Ong

Homemaker Lee Yit Ching, 71, is as enthusiastic as ever about making her most sought after snacks, the kok chai, mini puffs filled with peanuts for Chinese New Year celebrations.

Even though the festivities have been scaled-down due to the movement control order (MCO), the Jinjang-based septuagenarian is in high spirits.

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