50 Popular Traditional Malay & Nyonya Kuih in Malaysia

Traditional Kuih in Malaysia

Kuih (or kuih-muih in plural form) is a Malay word that represents various delicacies ranging from cakes, and pastries, to any kind of bite-sized snacks.

The extensive variety of traditional sweets and treats available here is living proof that Malaysia is a multi-racial, multicultural country.

While there are easily more than a hundred types of local snacks out there, we are compiling the more commonly seen 50 types of traditional kuih in Malaysia.

Most of the kuih listed here are created and made popular by Nyonyas (Peranakans) and Malays, with some inspired by pre-colonial Chinese settlers.

Besides the likes of Apam Beras and Kuih Angku, we can easily have another list of 50 dedicated to Chinese traditional confectioneries so let’s leave it for another day.

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell whether a certain traditional kuih is Nyonya or Malay style. This is indeed a beautiful marriage of flavours and cultures here in Malaysia.

At least, you get to know and perhaps remember some of the names from this scrumptious list of traditional kuih-muih in Malaysia. Which ones are your favourites?

 

Apam Beras

Apam Beras

Apam Kampung

Apam Kampung

Cucur Badak

Cucur Badak

Cucur Udang

Cucur Udang

Donut Sambal

Donut Sambal

Karipap Pusing

Karipap Pusing

Kuih Akok

Kuih Akok

Kuih Angku

Kuih Angku

Kuih Badak Berendam

Kuih Badak Berendam

Kuih Bahulu

Kuih Bahulu

Kuih Bakar Kemboja

Kuih Bakar Kemboja

Kuih Bingka Ubi Kayu

Kuih Bingka Ubi Kayu

Kuih Bom Bijan

Kuih Bom Bijan

Kuih Cara Berlauk

Kuih Cara Berlauk

Kuih Cara Manis

Kuih Cara Manis

Kuih Cincin

Kuih Cincin

Kuih Kaswi

Kuih Kaswi

Kuih Kaswi Labu

Kuih Kaswi Labu

Kuih Kaswi Pandan

Kuih Kaswi Pandan

Kuih Keria

Kuih Keria

Kuih Ketayap

Kuih Ketayap

Kuih Koci

Kuih Koci

Kuih Koci Labu

Kuih Koci Labu

Kuih Koci Pulut Hitam

Kuih Koci Pulut Hitam

Kuih Kole Kacang

Kuih Kole Kacang

Kuih Lapis

Kuih Lapis

Kuih Lompat Tikam

Kuih Lompat Tikam

Kuih Lopes

Kuih Lopes

Kuih Paneram

Kuih Paneram

Kuih Puteri Ayu

Kuih Puteri Ayu

Kuih Sagu

Kuih Sagu

Kuih Seri Muka

Kuih Seri Muka

Kuih Talam Cendol

Kuih Talam Cendol

Kuih Talam Gula Merah

Kuih Talam Gula Merah

Kuih Talam Keladi

Kuih Talam Keladi

Kuih Talam Labu

Kuih Talam Labu

Kuih Talam Pandan

Kuih Talam Pandan

Kuih Talam Ubi Kayu

Kuih Talam Ubi Kayu

Lempeng Kelapa

Lempeng Kelapa

Lempeng Pisang

Lempeng Pisang

Lepat Pisang

Lepat Pisang

Onde Onde

Onde Onde

Popiah

Popiah

Puding Kastard Jagung

Puding Kastard Jagung

Pulut Inti

Pulut Inti

Pulut Panggang

Pulut Panggang

Pulut Tai Tai

Pulut Tai Tai

Putu Piring

Putu Piring

Roti Jala

Roti Jala

Tepung Pelita

Tepung Pelita

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