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Work Freedom – Day 8, Exploring Local Cakes & Cookies

on June 9, 2017

It is hard these days to find local lil red dot treats that are indigenous to our population of hungry eaters like meπŸ˜‰.

So I was delighted to see this array of local goodies at Tampines Hub.

Tampines Hub is a mix of sports, retail and food. 

Housing 6 swimming pools, a bowling alley and a stage for singers wanting to warble should they feel like it, this is a modern hub for residents of this area.

In the photo below, these are our local kuehs (*cakes). 

The colorful rainbow cake or kueh salat is yummy made of rice flour.

The green ones are custard top with a bed of glutinuous rice.

Below:

The first row of brown or orange cake in plastic wrapping with pointed corners or like a flower bloomimg resembles “prosperity” or called “huat kueh” is used for prayer offerings. 

It is widely used in taoist prayers for deities’ birthdays, 1st and 15th of the Chinese Lunar Calenders and other auspicious occasions.

The second row shows Teochew treats such as caramelised peanut clusters used for weddings or birthdays of seniors.

Below:

Preserved fruits in containers are pictured on 1st row. 

I loved the rainbow colored wafers…I remember these are so light to eat that I could chomp through a whole pack without feeling full!

Definitely yummy!!

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8 responses to “Work Freedom – Day 8, Exploring Local Cakes & Cookies

  1. Obviously now, having read this..I need cake. Lots of cake. 🍰🍩🍰🍩🍰🍩🍰🍩🍰🍩🍰🍩🍰🍩🍰🍩🍰

  2. calmkate says:

    yum so glad I’ve just finished dinner πŸ™‚ now to find some desert lol

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