It was such a regret that I only bought two of these cakes with me. It was sooooo delicious! My family devoured the whole box in a few minutes! It was that good.
This cake is called kueh lapis, and is quite popular in Indonesia. It is a traditional snack of colourful layered soft rice flour pudding. As you can see from the picture, it usually consists of two alternating coloured layers, thus the name of the cake. Ingredients include, but not limited to, rice flour, sago, coconut milk, sugar, salt and food coloring. This cake is steamed gradually, and layers are subsequently added in alternating order to avoid different colours mixing together. This method will create layered pudding-cake.
Yes, it is indeed healthy. The fact that it is steamed and the ingredients are mostly derived from natural resources makes it a must-try among its counterparts.
When we arrived at the bakeshop, we were given several samples to choose from. Flavors range from the original (and the bestseller!), durian, plum/raisin, cinnamon, cheese, mocha and of course, my favorite chocolate. I especially enjoyed cinnamon and mocha. They were all tasteful! I had difficulty which one to choose. In the end, I eventually picked chocolate and cinnamon. I ate half of the chocolate on our way home and was really satisfied. Ugh. I wish I could have bought more! I want to try all the flavors!
If you happen to pass by Singapore or any of the Indonesian islands, do yourself a favor and grab a box of these! I guarantee you freshness and satisfaction in every slice. Check out the other flavors as well, if you can! Enjoy 🙂