Ang ku kuehs are making a comeback in a variety of non-traditional colours and flavours

Ji Xiang Confectionery’s Rainbow Ang Ku Kueh, Sambal Ang Ku Kueh (in blue) and Durian Ang Ku Kueh (black and gold in colour).
Ji Xiang Confectionery’s Rainbow Ang Ku Kueh, Sambal Ang Ku Kueh (in blue) and Durian Ang Ku Kueh (black and gold in colour).ST PHOTO: HEDY KHOO

SINGAPORE - Ang ku kueh, or red tortoise cakes, is commonly used as auspicious gifts for a baby's full-month celebration and offerings for deities.

But the pastry, which got its name from its tortoise-shell shape and is said to have originated from Fujian, China, is becoming a trendy snack, coming in all sorts of colours and flavours.

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