One of my favourite kuihs (bite-sized snack or dessert) to enjoy is Ang Ku Kuih. The name directly translates to red tortoise cake as it is normally red in colour and moulded to resemble a tortoise shell. In Chinese culture, the colour red is a symbol of happiness whereas the tortoise symbolises longevity. This essentially means that the Ang Ku Kuih scores 10/10 for kuih auspiciousness (if this was a thing).
A local friend recommended UTON after enjoying their full moon gift box for her newborn grandchild. Ang Ku Kuih, being a highly auspicious kuih, is traditionally eaten during a newborn's first month(full moon) to represent blessings to the baby.
Aside from individual items, they conveniently offer a range of gift and prayer offering sets for different needs. Do take note that the shop offers takeaway only.
I kept my eyes on the prize and proceeded to buy 2 pieces of Ang Ku Kuih - one filled with mung bean paste and another with shredded coconut.
Ang Ku Kuih (5/5)
The consistency of the glutinous rice flour skin was perfect - soft, sticky and not too gooey. I also love that they kept the traditional shade of red & green by not going crazy with the food colouring.
The mung bean paste was very smooth and deliciously nutty while the shredded coconut was aromatic and not oily to taste. So delicious that I regret not buying more!
Overall, I really enjoyed both pieces of Ang Ku Kuihs. While it's pricier compared to kuih stalls in morning & night markets, the quality of the kuih and cleanliness of the outlet justifies its price. It's also worth noting that both fillings were just sweet enough to enjoy without reaching for a cup of hot tea - so you can safely purchase their kuihs for older folks to enjoy!
Sabbylicious Makan Rating
Food : 5/5
Price : 4/5
Environment : 4/5
Service : 4/5
Must order : Ang Ku Kuih
Operating Hours Open Daily (9am–5pm)
UTON Full Moon Speciality Shop
32a, Jalan Perniagaan Seri Tambun, 14100 Simpang Ampat, Pulau Pinang