Tutu Kueh is a small steamed cake made of roasted rice flour and filled with either grated coconut or crushed peanuts. Claiming to be its creators, Queensway Lau Tan Tutu Kueh has been selling this old school snack at Queensway Shopping Centre for as long as I could remember.
However, this post is not about their main outlet at Queensway but their latest stall inside Food Opera, level B4 at ION Orchard.
Having shifted over from its previous location at Shaw House, this is the only outlet that offers their signature Pink Rose Tutu Kueh.
Yes, you heard me right. I said Pink Rose Tutu Kueh.
After I saw it for the first time, I fell in love with the lovely shade of pink and I knew I had to get me some of this delicious kueh.
Located inside Food Opera, it is more of a push cart than a stall. This pink tutu kueh is sold in 3s so I ordered three pieces to try however, three for $3 seemed pricey considering the normal white ones are usually sold at 5 for $2.50.
But then again, this is town area. What do I expect?
The rice flour is compressed quite firmly and does not have any obvious crack lines often seen on other tutu kuehs. I broke one in half to take the following shot, expecting it to fall apart but no, it broke off quite cleanly.
I do not know how they managed to 'dye' the rice flour pink but taste wise, it is not any different from the white ones.
Tutu Kueh is one of those fast disappearing traditional snacks but I am glad that at Queensway Lau Tan Tutu Kueh, the business is already in the hands of the 3rd generation so we might not lose this Tutu Kueh making skill after all.
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Food Opera @ ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
Sunday - Thursday, and Public Holiday: 10am – 10pm
Friday - Saturday, and Eve of Public Holiday: 10am – 11pm