Chance can be a funny thing sometimes. Randomly decided to settle down for lunch at this coffee shop and thought we’ll try some putu piring that looks a lot like kueh tutu. Before I knew it a significant queue built up behind me and patrons infront of me were buying quite a few packets to take away. So naturally my curiosity was piqued and by the time (20mins wait) I got my hands to my brown paper packet I couldn’t wait to try it.
3 ladies worked continuously to make the round steamed rice cakes with a palm sugar centre. The process is similar to kueh tutu, layer of rice flour + spoonful of filling + second layer to complete the cake before steaming it.
$2 for a set of 5 cakes, served with grated coconut. These were so good, the warm cakes melted in my mouth with the gooey gula melaka oozing out. Combined with the cold slightly salted coconut, maybe because I had it immediately, the hot-cold sweet-salty combination was nothing short of amazing. Many people bought the dessert as takeaways but do try to have them right away if you can! So happy with the surprise find 🙂
Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring
Blk 14 Haig Road Food Court, #01-08, S(430014)
970 Geyland Road, Tristar Complex, #01-12, stall 7, S(423492)
When I’m in a city like Bangkok, as much as possible I try to eat Thai food, to savour what the city proudly offers as their local cuisine. While I’ve passed many pretty/quirky/modern cafes as I travelled around Bangkok, I’ve mostly dismissed them in favour of street food. A rare afternoon with some time and transport handy on my hands, Vanilla Garden @ Ekkamai 12 seemed as good as any to check out.
Armed with a strong recommendation from a friend, I trotted to the unfamiliar east side for brunch today.
Imagine my surprise when I was presented with a Mystery-Flavored Pierre Herme Macaroon. It is one thing to be unable to discern flavors due to language barriers but this my friends, the name and flavor of this particular macaroon was simply a mystery, and the same answer was received when we asked the sales person in the shop. This seems fun if it was launched occasionally!
Don’t let their name fool you, these little cake gems are anything but brick-like.
Brick is a fairly new online bakery that does cupcakes, whole cakes, tarts and customized orders. Encountered them first at a friend’s baby shower and also subsequently ordered from them ($3 each, $8 for delivery) to try more of their creations because I heard they have many uncommon flavors!