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Tu Tu Kueh and Hokkien Prawn Noodle

by Siân Ng
(Singapore)

I'm Singaporean but grew up in Kuala Lumpur. Whenever my mother and I visited Singapore to see her parents, I would always demand to eat Hokkien prawn mee. To this day, this is one of my favourite dishes. Partly because I love the slightly smoky flavour from the daun opeh, if you go to a hawker that serves it in this leaf; and partly because it reminds me of childhood visits to Singapore.


hokkien mee
Hokkien noodle



Another great food memory I have is from tu tu kueh, introduced to me by my mother on one of our visits to Singapore. It is such a simple, innocent food that eating it makes me feel like I'm a child again. Remember that scene in Ratatouille where the critic Anton Ego eats ratatouille and is immediately transported back to his childhood home? That's what I get when I eat tu tu kueh: I'm transported back to a time when I'm 4 ft tall and ordering coconut tu tu kueh from a bemused stallkeeper.

kueh tutu
Kueh Tutu

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Nov 10, 2010
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Off to find tu tu kueh
by: Phoebe

Hi Sian,

I'm blaming you for my tu tu kueh craving now. Where's the nearest PASAR MALAM....(^__^)

Oh, I took the liberty to add images of the tu tu kueh and hokkien prawn mee to your text. I hope you don't mind. A lot of my visitors aren't local so they won't know what these 2 yummy food items are.

Nov 10, 2010
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where are the recipes?
by: dmreed

interesting comments but where are the recipes :>(

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Happy souping, Phoebe