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A Kite In The Evening Sky

02 Sep

That is the title of the book written in English by Singaporean author, Shaik Kadir. A book I enjoyed reading tremendously when I was a teenager and I read it countless of times. Yes, it was that good! A vivid account of kampung (village) life in Singapore, particularly around the Geylang Serai area. And I love the title too because of the beautiful picture it painted. Kites, in the evening sky. How lovely.

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Kuih Layang-Layang at my In-Laws’

And while we are on the subject of kites, here is one of Eid goodies which is slowly fading through time, Kuih Layang-Layang Kite Cookies. I don’t know why it is called. There are no stories or “legends” on how it got its name. Weird huh!

It is basically a dough that is rolled out thin. Then roll it into a long shape and cut thinly through the cross-section on the diagonal. The little pieces are fried in oil and then coat in a sugar syrup and let it cool until the sugar sticks to the dough. Some people made it the easy way by using spring roll skin. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. This one was made from scratch. Wow!

-hazrock, stringed

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5 Comments

Posted by on September 2, 2012 in Food

 

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5 responses to “A Kite In The Evening Sky

  1. davie23

    September 2, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Delicious as usual :)))

     
    • hazrock

      September 2, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Yup! They are! Yums… šŸ™‚

       
  2. omgsianz

    September 2, 2012 at 9:34 am

    ohhh guess what, i had some of these at my aunt’s and she had the rempah version where instead of the sugary coating, it had a spicy-cheesy kind of coating haha it was crazy and yummy…. think she got it in malaysialand..

     
    • hazrock

      September 2, 2012 at 9:36 am

      A savory kuih layang2? Ohh that seems like something I would love! šŸ™‚

       
      • omgsianz

        September 2, 2012 at 9:46 am

        haha i think my mom packed some to bring home, will take pics and blog to show u if i find them!

         

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