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124 Bukit Merah Lane 1
#01-138
Singapore 150124

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Thursday:
09:30am - 08:00pm

Friday:
09:30am - 08:00pm

Saturday:
09:30am - 08:00pm

Sunday:
09:30am - 08:00pm

Monday:
09:30am - 08:00pm

Tuesday:
09:30am - 08:00pm

Wednesday:
09:30am - 08:00pm

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Puteri ayu

These are so hard to find in Singapore and I am Glad that I found them here .

Topped with fresh grated coconut , the Pandan coconut cakes were moist and flavourful without being too sweet.

Slightly more densed than chiffon cakes , these steamed cakes are still spongy and airy 😊

This makes a perfect tea time treat with a cup of coffee or tea 😊

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While most would flock to Poh Cheu at Blk 127 Bukit Merah Lane 1 for their infamous Ang Ku kueh , I like to get my Ang Ku kueh these days from Lina confectionary ( which is just next to Keng Eng Kee seafood ) - an old school kueh kueh shop helmed by an Indonesian lady .

Given the high quality authentic kuehs that are served up by Lina confectionary , I am quite surprised that not many have heard of this shop 😌.

I love their yam Ang ( purple) ku kueh and their Mung bean Ang ku kueh especially.
Because they only make very limited quantities daily - it is good to go early before they get snapped up.

They also make very good lemper ayam ( steamed chicken rice with chicken floss ), sardine and potato curry puffs and authentic risoles ( a type of Indonesian fried spring roll with a crisp flour exterior and an interior of minced chicken meat ) . Particularly outstanding are also their kueh lapis sagu ( Qian Cheng Gao)- so QQ, moist and with a good coconut flavour.

Can I also say that their kueh dada are also one of the best I have eaten ?🤣

Almost about any and everything that I have tried from this shop is good .

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Besides the steamed kaya cake, I also bought the 9-layers cake aka 九层糕. It is made of glutinous rice flour, coconut and sugar.

The first thing that struck me was the small, narrow slice of kueh lapis Sagu.

But then again, I reminded myself that they are only selling it for $1. Also, the number of layers is astounding. Instead of 9 layers, there are a whopping 18 layers in each slice!

I read online that each layer takes 12 minutes to steam, and each tray of kueh lapis sagu takes almost 4 hours to make from start to finish!

I love to peel the kueh layer by layer and slowly savour each layer! As I peeled each layer off, I realised how incredibly stretchy they are. Lina's beautiful kueh lapis sagu is delicious. It is sufficiently sweet without being cloying, unbelievably thin, soft, and stretchy. It is altogether amazing!

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Date visited: 4/6/2018 (Mon, 12:25pm)

The most popular items were still in stock. I had ang ku kueh earlier on at Poh Cheu already, if not, I would try out Lina's AKK.

I can't remember the exact moment I fell in love with steamed cakes. I guess it is over a period of time that my fondness for steamed cakes grew.

In the past, ovens aren’t commonly found in many Chinese homes/ kitchens, so traditional Chinese cakes are often steamed on the stovetop.

Compared to the western baked sponge cakes which can be dry and crumbly, the Chinese steamed sponge cakes are typically softer and much, much more moist!

The moistness, softness, springiness, fluffiness, and sponginess of the texture of Chinese steamed sponge cakes is what made me love the simple, sweet Chinese treat so much!

The simple-looking, yet amazing-tasting steamed kaya cake has more of an eggy flavour than a kaya flavour.

A Chinese steamed sponge cake is best eaten warm from the steamer! Absolutely divine!

Sadly, steamed sponge cakes are increasingly hard to find in bakeries presently. They are more commonly found in dim sum restaurants ( e.g. Ma Lai Gao aka 马来糕). No dim sum trip to dim sum restaurants would be complete without a steamed sponge cake!

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Lina has very quickly become my favourite kuih spot - mostly because it's just across from work and the Aunty there always just tells me which one to buy (she knows I only want the ones that were just made).

These little steamed cakes make a delightful mid afternoon snack. The coconut tops have a saltiness that so well complements and brings out the sweetness of the pandan base. Light, fluffy and such a treat!

You know the ondeh-ondeh is legit when it bursts so satisfyingly.

👍🏼

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