Twin snacks

SALT Magazine - - Lightly Salted - TEXT ARISTA KWEK IL­LUS­TRA­TION PAYNK

Rice flour, check. Grated co­conut, check. Gula me­laka, check. With com­pa­ra­ble core in­gre­di­ents, it’s no won­der that kueh tutu and putu piring are of­ten mis­taken for each other, no least due to their sim­i­lar ap­pear­ances of be­ing small, round, white cakes. Both treats have come a long way from their ini­tial vari­ants in China and

South In­dia, evolv­ing into lo­cal del­i­ca­cies in their own right.

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