If you’re one of those Malaysians who enjoy eating kuih as a tea time snack, this guide is made for you. The recipes for these kuih Nyoya have been passed down for generations by Malay and Peranakan households, who have mostly lived among the straits of Melaka.

These bite-sized sweet and savoury desserts are made in various shapes and colours, making them almost impossible to resists. While it’s harder to find authentic kuih Nyoya nowadays, we went food-hunting and found eight of the best places that serve a variety of kuih, from bright, chewy ang ku kuih to grilled, fragrant pulut panggang. Are you salivating yet?

1. Baba Beng

The name Baba Beng is unique – Baba refers to the term for Peranakan males, while Beng is the part of the founder’s Chinese name, Quek Beng Chee. The shop’s popular pick, which is the variety set, consists of 33 pieces of kuih priced at only RM45.
Among the 33 pieces include kuih kochi, pulut tekan, kuih lapis, kuih talam, pulut panggang, and more. You can also top up the homemade Melaka-style Nyonya Kaya to serve as the perfect complement.

Address: Lorong Assunta, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6012 288 7449

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2. Madam Yong Delight

Madam Yong Delight is one of the veterans in the kuih Nyoya business, as it has been serving them since 1985. Aside from the popular ones such as kuih talam, kuih lapis, pulut tatai, and seri muka, she also makes some unique concoctions like kuih apam beras, kuih bakar, and ubi sago. There is also a special “Surprise Me!” platter that consists of either 35 or 50 assorted kuih served in bamboo trays. Perfect for a party!

For orders and enquiries, contact them on WhatsApp or visit the website. Pre-orders
are required two days in advance.

Address: 45 Jalan 6/31, Seksyen 6, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6012 238 1396

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3. Kuih.Co

Kuih.Co was founded by event planner and antique collector Jeff Henry, who hails from Indonesia. The brand serves authentic kuih Nyonya wrapped in modern gourmet gifting style. Choose from a variety of delectable kuih such as angku, kuih talam, kuih lapis, bingka ubi, and kuih koci for yourself or gift it to your family and friends.

These little tea-time or dessert cakes come in beautifully designed boxes or rattan baskets and trays, making them perfect for gifting and can even be reused for your home!

For orders and inquiries, contact them on WhatsApp.

Contact: +6012 918 7683

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4. Nyonya Lab

With 32 types of kuih Nyoya assortment to choose from, Nyonya Lab is sure to satisfy your cravings for both sweet and savoury desserts. Choose from pulut panggang, pulut tai tai, seri muka, kuih kosoi, curry puff, and many more and order a day in advance to get it delivered on time.

You can also order their various gift sets to treat yourself or surprise your friends and family with carefully-packed kuih selections. For further inquiries, be sure to send a direct message on one of their social media platforms.

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5. Kueh Cafe

For those living around the Shah Alam and Bukit Jelutong area, Kueh Cafe is the place that is certain to satisfy any cravings you might have. The cafe serves plenty of vibrant and colourful kuih Nyonya like kuih koci, sago sum sum, seri muka pandan, and more. We’re talking over 40 different types!

Aside from kuih, it also offers a variety of classic Malay dishes, drinks, and desserts for a complete satisfying meal. You can also get a Kueh Platter with ten types of kuih for only RM55 to share with loved ones.

Takeaways and deliveries are available via GrabFood, Beepit, Oddle, and Foodpanda.
Address: 6 Jalan Renang 13/26 Seksyen 13, Tadisma Business Park, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor
Contact: +6012 640 0652

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6. Nina Kitchen

Nina Kitchen is a home-based business in Taman Melawati, which has developed a loyal following for its mixed boxes of kuih. Each box is great for sharing with your family, friends, and colleagues – and all the kuihs taste good as they look! Some of the favourites include kuih talam, lapis pelanai, cara berlauk, kuih lopes pandan, and seri muka durian.
For orders and enquiries, contact them on WhatsApp.

Contact: +6010 253 7584

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7. My Asian Kitchen

My Asian Kitchen was started by chef and restaurateur Dinesh Rao as a platform to share his love of Asian cuisines. He started experimenting with ways to modify the kuih during the pandemic to appeal to modern generations.

As a result, he created bamboo baskets of angku kuih shaped as flying fish, lucky cats (maneki-neko), and colourful tortoiseshells. How cute!

For orders and enquiries, contact them via telephone or Instagram.

Contact: +6019 222 6914

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8. Secawan Tepung

When directly translated Secawan Tepung means ‘a cup of flour’ in our national language. There are various of sweet and savoury pieces to choose from, such as kuih lopes, kole kacang, and talam ubi, on top of Lotus Biscoff desserts, premium brownies, and decadent cakes. Bulks orders are also available for sharing and gifting your loved ones!

For orders and enquiries, contact them on WhatsApp.

Contact: +6017 257 3138

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