Saturday, April 15, 2006

Indonesian Bamboo Cake

Ready to throw in the brown sugar

Indonesian Bamboo CakeThis was interesting. This guy out on Smith Street sells Indonesian Bamboo Cake, which isn't really "cake" per se, but rather some kind of powdery stuff packed into these short bamboo tubes with some brown sugar in the middle, steamed on the spot, and then drowned in coconut shavings. It almost seemed like a cylindrical version of kueh tu tu, except that it was sweeter on the inside as it was basically pure sugar inside without the coconut. I'd have to say that I prefer kueh tu tu over this, as I'm not a huge fan of sweets, but I definitely like the taste of coconut. Well, this is only S$2 (US$1.20) for 4 pieces, and it's fun to watch him make these on the spot and then poke them out of the tubes with a chopstick.

7 comments:

Lilian Tan said...

i have gone thru all your posts. it reminds me of the great food i had and also wish to let u know about more good food. i think that we have the same taste buds, we had the same food. Geezzzz....

kidd05 said...

hey, just wondering, have you tried the mexican food at Cafe Iguana before? was reading your posts about the dearth of good mexican food in SG, curious to know if you've tried that.

bma said...

Yeah, I've been there many times and found their tacos OK, but I've also had my fair share of stale chips from there too.

All things considered, they probably are one of the better ones out here, but it's still not what I'm used to back home.

drink some peach melba said...

Yummy! I hope I can find this guy the next time I'm at Smith St..Where exactly can he be found? I love kueh tu tu, but they're so small I finish them in one bite. This bamboo cake sounds/looks like a bigger version.

Anonymous said...

holy smokey ... i think lilian tan is trying to be friendly with you and you ignored her. Geezzzz ....

Anonymous said...

peach melba: the putu piring guy at Chinatown is actually on the side street perpendicular to Smith St, where all the little snack-type stalls are. think it's called Trengganu Street(if you know where the german sausages & bread stall is, it's the same street).

he also sells kueh kosui that's pretty ok (though i like the maxwell rd hawker centre one much better).

David said...

This was definitely the food highlight of my recent trip to Singapore.

I'd love to actually know what the "on-paper" recipe is for making them.