Sunday, September 27, 2009

'Eid Sweet Treats

Went to a schoolmate's open house on 3 Syawal. My dear friend packed some food for me as I was fasting. Bless her heart.

Agar–agar kering (dried sugar crystals)

Dodol, a soft toffee–like confection made of brown sugar, coconut milk and rice flour.

Dodol of three different flavours – original, durian and pandan.

Bauhulu madu

Kuih kapit (love letters)

Love rolls. The spots on the rolls are black sesame seeds.


Kuih tiram


Cakar ayam

Kuih bawang

Kerepek ubi pedas (hot tapioca crackers)

Sugee Almond Biscuits

Peanut Biscuits

Putu Kacang

Packed iftar – Mini Chocolate Cupcakes and Cream Puffs


Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi SkyJuice:)


Amazing variety of sweets. Wonderful colorful photos. Gorgeous!

I have tasted dodol when I worked in Goa which was under Portuguese rule. I am not sure it is a Goavan or Portuguese sweet. How come you have dodol in your country? It was not under the Portuguese rule.

Have a nice day:)

SkyJuice said...

Hi Joseph,

Thank you.

I'm not a food expert, so I can't tell if dodol is originally Portuguese. I know it as a traditional Malay sweet snack usually served during 'Eid.

The Portuguese conquered Melaka, one of the Malaysian states, in 1511. They were overthrown by the Dutch in 1641. Perhaps the Portuguese introduced dodol to the local community then, or the other way round. Dodol is also popular in southern Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka.

Have a good day. :-)