UTON Full Moon Speciality Shop @ Simpang Ampat, Penang

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).

Ang Ku Kuih
Ang Ku Kuih

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.

Uton Shop
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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.

Uton Menu
UTON Menu
Tray of Ang Ku Kuih
Freshly made Ang Ku Kuih

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.

Red & Green Ang Ku Kuih
Looking very pretty on their small pieces of banana leaves

Let's makan!


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!

Ang Ku Kuih with Mung Bean Paste
Ang Ku Kuih with Mung Bean Paste - RM1.20
Ang Ku Kuih with Shredded Coconut
Ang Ku Kuih with Shredded Coconut - RM1.20

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)


Location

UTON Full Moon Speciality Shop

32a, Jalan Perniagaan Seri Tambun, 14100 Simpang Ampat, Pulau Pinang