Kueh Ko Swee (Kuih Kosui)


An all time favourite among the Peranakan (Nyonya) – Kueh Ko Swee (Kuih Kosui)

To make this very popular kueh, click on the video tutorial and print out the recipe below.

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Kueh Ko Swee (Kuih Kosui)
Course: Snack
Author: Shiokman Eddie
  • 90 g rice flour
  • 90 g tapioca starch
  • 340 ml water
  • 2/3 tsp lye water
  • 220 g gula melaka palm sugar
  • 500 ml water
  • 6 pandan leaves screw pine
  • 300 g grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 pandan leaves screw pine
  1. Add tapioca starch and rice flour to water and mix well
  2. Add lye water, mix well and set aside
  3. Boil gula melaka in water with pandan leaves until gula completely dissolves
  4. Remove pandan leaves and sieve the gula melaka water to remove any sediments
  5. Stir the flour mixture before adding to the gula melaka water
  6. Stir mixture with a whisk over low flame until it thickens and smoothens
  7. Remove from flame and pour the mixture into a lighly oiled tray
  8. Steam the kueh for 30 mins
  9. While the kueh is steaming, prepare another tray lined with pandan leaves
  10. Add the grated coconut over the pandan leaves
  11. Sprinkle salt and mix well
  12. Place more pandan leaves all over the grated coconut
  13. Steam for 10 mins
  14. Remove both trays from steamer after steaming has completed
  15. Set aside to cool down
  16. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out bite size kueh or cut with knife/scissors and coat with the steamed grated coconut
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