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Indonesian Bamboo Cake 印尼竹筒糕 @ Trengganu Street, Chinatown

Indonesian Bamboo Cake

This Indonesian Bamboo Cake stall is located along Trengganu Street just opposite Fatty Weng Restaurant. Not sure how I could have neglected its existence for such a long time and to think I still call myself a putu piring (kueh tutu) fan, haha.

For those not from this part of the world, well, putu piring or kueh tutu is actually a traditional steamed rice flour sweet snack that is filled with palm sugar (also known as gula melaka) and is commonly found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Indonesian Bamboo Cake

Bamboo cakes made fresh on the spot.

Indonesian Bamboo Cake

S$2 for a pack of 3 bamboo cakes which were basically cylindrical versions of kueh tutu filled with gula melaka and topped with grated coconut and orange-coloured palm sugar.

Indonesian Bamboo Cake

These were simply delicious and so-very-satisfying as compared to the regular kueh tutu because they were bigger, thicker, more substantial and yet still had that melt-in-the-mouth texture. The gula melaka filling was sweet (not in an overwhelming way), fragrant and almost caramel-like. The grated coconut and orange sugar topping gave a really good contrasting crunch too.

Besides bamboo cakes, the stall also had a limited selection of other traditional kueh kueh that were made with all-natural ingredients and contain less sugar. Worth a try when you’re in Chinatown! 🙂

Indonesian Bamboo Cake
Trengganu Street, Chinatown
Opening hours: 12.00pm to 8.30pm daily

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