Five rare traditional kuih on the endangered list

Don’t miss out this Raya!

Raya open houses are incomplete without several balang of kuih to serve guests! Besides the usual favourites such as semprit or cornflake cookies, every year there are more innovative and creative variations of kuih Raya on offer. However, instead of new kuih, have you tasted those elusive traditional kuih that are fast vanishing? Those with interesting names such as Bunga Pudak and Kacau Keledek? These heritage kuih from the West Coast are increasingly rare, and can nowadays only be found in certain specialty shops in their origin State. Here are five rare and delicious kuih from the Projek KWIH Cookbook, Around West Coast Malaysia in 80 Kuih, that you might not have come across before:

  1. Bunga Pudak
  2. Serak Jagung
  3. Tepung Kulit
  4. Kacau Keledek
  5. Halwa Maskad

Want to have a taste of these elusive kuih? Now you can learn how to make them in your own kitchen! In a quest to preserve and conserve traditional Malay heritage kuih recipes,, with the support of Yayasan Hasanah, the impact-based foundation of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, visited kampung kitchens on the West Coastof Malaysia. By observing and speaking with kuih artisans in nine states, the team photographed and catalogued recipes of 80 traditional and endangered Malay kuih. From the sweet to the savoury, the familiar to the uncommon, the first edition of the Projek KWIH Cookbook, Around West Coast Malaysia in 80 Kuih is a labour of love in celebration of our artisanal food heritage and enduring love for food. To find out how to purchase the recipe book, please contact Yayasan Hasanah on: Facebook: Instagram: