About Ann Low

Hello! I'm Ann Low. Welcome to my humble blog - Anncoo Journal, a place where you can find many quick and easy recipes that I have created that could inspire you to bake or cook at home for your loved ones . Please feel free to browse around. Read more about me... and the photo gallery in the recipe index.

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lena
September 18, 2020 9:40 pm

ann, the pandan layer is not dull at all, it looks so natural to me! HOnestly! Luckily you were still able to save the other half! still your effort not completely wasted! I&#39m sure it&#39s very very delicious!

Amelia
September 18, 2020 9:40 pm

Hi Ann, sorry to hear that your kuih drop on the floor. Don&#39t worry can always try again but overall it look delicious. This is one of the best nyonya kuih, I love this very much.

Zoe
September 18, 2020 9:40 pm

Hi Ann,I did found some of these flowers along east coast road at Katong. At that moment, I wish that I can pick some and bring them back to Australia but I can&#39t :(Seems like I have to keep searching for these in the Asian groceries at Melbourne. *sign*Zoe

Alice
September 18, 2020 9:40 pm

sorry to hear about the kuih dropped on the floor, can imagine how u feltif it were me, i would have lost all my mood in the kitchen for the next few days but nevertheless, the pic still looks fabi dunno where i can find bunga telang here, the color of your kuih is not dull to me, it&#39s pretty! 🙂

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Alice
September 18, 2020 9:40 pm

Thank you Alice 🙂

Jane Chew
September 18, 2020 9:40 pm

Woo…woo… I also cry for u Ann. I had this experienced before with my light feather cheese cake. Ya, u r right. Heart drop down as well at that very moment! Anyway, u will have good excuse to try again 🙂 I am sure u will have a beautiful one next round.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover
September 18, 2020 3:32 pm

Don&#39t mentioned Ann, just a small gift. Oh, so sayang half of kueh went to mr bin..next time try again.

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover
September 18, 2020 9:40 pm

I also want to try the konbucha powder soon. Thanks again Sonia 🙂

Honey Bee Sweets
September 18, 2020 3:32 pm

Nice attempt Ann! I actually just had this kueh while I was in KL yesterday, it&#39s so yummy! Yours look almost like the one I ate….drool, lol! 😀

teo ai li
teo ai li
September 18, 2020 3:32 pm

Ann, just wanna check what is the texture of the kaya part…..is it smooth like the 9-layer nonya kueh or is it a little "rough" like kaya? How long and how thick should I cook the mixture over the stove? By the way, do you have recipe for kueh ambon (Medan honeycomb kueh)? Thanks!

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  teo ai li
September 18, 2020 9:40 pm

Ai Li, The kaya part is not so chewy like the 9-layer kueh lah. The texture can be thickened quite quickly that&#39s why you have to be very careful during stirring. Must work quickly when placing on top of the rice when it is hot. It is soft and smooth to me but this is very individual. You have to try it yourself.I have the recipe but lazy to make because use a lot of baking powder.

teo ai li
teo ai li
Reply to  teo ai li
September 18, 2020 9:40 pm

Ann, I did this sometime back. It turned out well except the center of my "kaya" was not totally cooked. Which part did I do wrong? Thanks!

teo ai li
teo ai li
Reply to  teo ai li
September 18, 2020 9:40 pm

Ann, does it mean I have to cook the kaya layer longer or to steam it longer together with the rice? Im sure the rice is thoroughly cooked. Thanks!

anncoojournal
Reply to  teo ai li
September 19, 2020 3:14 pm

Oh Ai Li, sorry to confuse you. You&#39ve to add more water for steaming as this takes only 20 minutes. But you still need to check the water level as the water is boiling under high heat. Add hot water into it if you find the water is too low.

My friend just told me she can&#39t see the comment box using her Ipad. Wonder why?

teo ai li
teo ai li
Reply to  teo ai li
September 19, 2020 3:14 pm

Ann, I didn&#39t add any water during steaming. I am using Firefox. Why? Other readers have the same problem?

anncoojournal
Reply to  teo ai li
September 19, 2020 10:39 pm

Ai Li, you can cook the pandan batter to thick a little longer and steam together with the rice a few mins longer. BTW did you add hot water during the half way of steaming?Oh, I wanted to ask you something. You told me few weeks you can&#39t leave comment here, may I know which browser are you using?

anncoojournal
Reply to  teo ai li
September 19, 2020 10:39 pm

Ai Li, Because one of the layers is not fully cooked, so it will affect the whole kuih.

Mayck Law
September 18, 2020 3:32 pm

Ann,看了你的这个蓝花的照片,我才知道这个就是蓝花也!每次都是一些朋友给我那干的蓝花,从来都不知道原来我家的那几棵就是蓝花,天啊!每次我只拿它来做装饰吧了, 过后便掉了。。。真是谢谢你的分享了!

teo ai li
teo ai li
September 18, 2020 3:32 pm

Ann, I plan to do this tomorrow. I don&#39t have a 7" round tray. Can I use a 7"x7" instead? Will the layers be too thin? If yes, do I have to increase the portion? If I have to increase the portion, how much to increase? Btw, is Heng Guan fresh coconut considered as thick or thin coconut milk? Is it ok not to dilute it when steaming with the rice? Sorry for asking so many questions again. My apologies but appreciate your help!

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  teo ai li
September 18, 2020 9:40 pm

Ai Li, I think 7 x 7" square is quite flat. You can increase to one and the half of the recipes or check at Jane&#39s post. She used 6 x 6", very pretty with the perfect height.I also used Heng Guan as thick coconut milk and mix some water to thin coconut. Is up to you to try if you like thicker coconut milk .

Jessie-CookingMoments
September 18, 2020 3:32 pm

Oh Ann, if I drop something that I make, I will feel down mood! Luckily you were still able to cut the small portion out. Still looks very delicious with the sliced kuih! We can&#39t find this flower here! My neighboour in my hometown used to sell different types of kuih for living & he grew this flower in his house! When I was young, I had itchy hand & always went to pick the flower & threw that away! Now that I think of it, I&#39m so naughty, haha!

cquek
September 18, 2020 3:32 pm

Another great master piece article, well captured.. I can almost taste it! well done.

teo ai li
teo ai li
September 18, 2020 4:36 am

Hi Ann, I did this today and yes it was a success!!!! Just a little hiccup; my rice is a little hard and why is it so? Thanks for making this kueh so easily achievable!

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  teo ai li
September 18, 2020 8:04 pm

Good Job Ai Li! If the rice is little hard, then add a little coconut milk next time. It might be due to the rice quality.

Biren @ Roti n Rice
September 18, 2020 4:36 am

I am glad you managed to salvage the serimuka. It is one of my favorite kuihs. Love the natural bunga telang and pandan color. It must have made the serimuka so fragrant.

Mich - Piece of Cake
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

I love this kuih. The next time I head down to Malaysia, I shall find the blue pea flowers, love the beautiful blue colouring…

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Mich - Piece of Cake
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

Mich, I think Sunlik sells dried blue pea flowers too.

Phong Hong
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

Ann, that&#39s a lovely pandan seri muka you got there! Pity it dropped down. When my food drop, I take it that God is telling me "PH no more eating! You are too fat" har har. I&#39m sure yours dropped for a different reason 🙂

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Phong Hong
September 18, 2020 5:38 am

hahaa…. I got the same answer as yours 😀

Hovkonditorn
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

Wonderful colors!

mui mui
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

Ann,This is my hubby&#39s favourite.He sure don&#39t mind how it look but important is the taste that matter.Yours looks so so delish!!mui..^^

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  mui mui
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

Mui Mui, I also like the taste but the mess part already sent to Mr. Bin.

Karen
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

虽然美美的糕摔了一跤,可是相信糕点一定是好吃的。。:)

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Karen
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

摔了很重,你有没有看到那糯米都扁掉。。。 哈哈

Li Shuan
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

好可惜,心一定凉了一大截。但是糕点一定还是好吃的对吧

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Li Shuan
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

就是lor… 当时还问自己要不要post 🙁 真的很好吃,等心情好一点在做一个。

Belinda @zomppa
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

What cool colors!! Love the way you did that!

Jess @ Bakericious
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

Oh no, can felt for you about the fallen of the kuih but dun be dishearten, your kuih still look attractive and delicious, the colors also nice, not dull at all.

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Jess @ Bakericious
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

Thanks Jess. Your steamed rainbow cake looks very pretty 🙂

cherry potato
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

哈哈,真巧,我真打算要做这糕点就看到你上了帖子。先吃你做的啦!!

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  cherry potato
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

还是让我吃你做的,因为我只切出那几小块,拍完照就进了肚子。其他都给了Mr. Bin 🙁

Cass @ 揾到食
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

我也很喜欢吃这个糕呢!

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Cass @ 揾到食
September 18, 2020 5:38 am

下次做个大的请你吃 🙂

lclim
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

Hi Ann, can the top layer be abit thinner and not so thick. Anyway ur kuih looks nice using natural colour. Thank

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  lclim
September 18, 2020 12:51 am

Actually the lower part was quite thick just because I dropped it on the floor flattened the rice. Please take a look at Jane&#39s post, she used a 6 inch square pan, looks perfect.

Eileen, hundred eighty degrees
Eileen, hundred eighty degrees
September 17, 2020 11:44 pm

Hi Ann, I had the same encounter before with my cheesecake… I can understand the feeling.. it&#39s a blessing in disguise that you still have some. This kueh is my favourute: )

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Eileen, hundred eighty degrees
September 18, 2020 6:18 am

Eileen, luckily the paper still stuck to the rice at the bottom and the kuih dropped directly on to the floor. Only ate that few pieces left.

Ah Tze @ Awayofmind
September 17, 2020 11:44 pm

Ann, nice kuih you have here! I miss the food when I&#39m now holidaying in Melbourne 🙂 seraching for curry and laksa to eat nearly everyday 🙂

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Ah Tze @ Awayofmind
September 18, 2020 6:18 am

Tze, Enjoy your holiday in Melbourne and bring more photos back. hahaa… so did you find curry and laksa already? 😀

Aicha Dalgic
September 17, 2020 11:44 pm

Oh these are brilliant and delicious and I think the other half should be sent to me :)you can also pass to my blog :)oh yesss !! I love the quality of your pictures ! good night 🙂 kisses from Belguim..

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Aicha Dalgic
September 18, 2020 9:40 pm

Hi Aicha, Thank you very much for leaving your comment here. Sure I&#39ll visit you soon.

Small Kucing
September 17, 2020 11:44 pm

tempted to try out this recipe. looks easy enough. But no white mice to help me finish it…:(

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Small Kucing
September 18, 2020 9:40 pm

hahaa… I actually wanted to give half portion to my friend to try but too bad lol!

Shirley Tay
September 17, 2020 11:44 pm

I think Bengawan Solo sells this, but I&#39ve never tried it before. I like anything coconut & these look lovely!

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Shirley Tay
September 18, 2020 9:40 pm

This quite easy to make. Do try at home when you&#39re free.

ANNA (小雨伞
September 17, 2020 11:44 pm

Kuih seri muka..N个月前我有试过做过一次6寸小小的,味道很好!可是后来没有想post out的打算,因为糕的层次没有做得很好,哈哈哈!因为过不了心理那关,可能等哪天想吃这糕的mood来了再做多一次,应该会把那丑丑的照片一起摆出来让大家笑笑 :PNote: 买Angku-kuih木模的link我已经inbox去面子信箱给你了,卖家人很好,可以放心任买,呵呵~~

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  ANNA (小雨伞
September 17, 2020 11:44 pm

我觉得让人家看看我们的丑丑的照片也无妨,重要是知错能改就好。谢谢你,Alex已经回复我了:)

Joyce
September 17, 2020 11:44 pm

I love this kueh ! and yeah lor.. what a pity for the rest of the kueh.. but that motivates you to make and enjoy it again, isn&#39t it ? You stimulate my craving for kueh kueh now. Hahaha .

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Joyce
September 18, 2020 4:36 am

Joyce, tell me what type of kueh you love most, So I can try your recipe.

teo ai li
teo ai li
September 17, 2020 11:44 pm

Ann, really appreciate you sharing this recipe that my family can now enjoy this kueh without too much hassle…..Btw, which brand of glutinous rice did you use? I thot I over steamed it thats why its hard. Thanks again!

anncoojournal
Reply to  teo ai li
September 18, 2020 8:04 pm

Hi, sorry that I&#39ve missed this comment. Yes, I lined the tray with parchment paper.

Anonymous
Anonymous
Reply to  teo ai li
September 18, 2020 8:04 pm

Hi Ann, do i need to line the tray with parchment paper for easy removal. Pse advise.

Angie's Recipes
September 17, 2020 11:44 pm

They don&#39t look that bad…don&#39t be upset. At least they are tasty and with beautiful colours.

Anne Regalado
September 17, 2020 11:44 pm

Ann , I couldn&#39t help but grin when I saw that sad cartoon in one of your photos ! lol That incident aside , I bet that kuih still taste wonderful ! 😀 Love the natural coloring that you&#39ve used ….

teo ai li
teo ai li
November 21, 2012 3:21 am

Ann, really appreciate you sharing this recipe that my family can now enjoy this kueh without too much hassle…..Btw, which brand of glutinous rice did you use? I thot I over steamed it thats why its hard. Thanks again!

Anonymous
Anonymous
Reply to  teo ai li
May 21, 2013 3:20 am

Hi Ann, do i need to line the tray with parchment paper for easy removal. Pse advise.

teo ai li
teo ai li
November 20, 2012 11:58 am

Hi Ann, I did this today and yes it was a success!!!! Just a little hiccup; my rice is a little hard and why is it so? Thanks for making this kueh so easily achievable!

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  teo ai li
November 20, 2012 2:08 pm

Good Job Ai Li! If the rice is little hard, then add a little coconut milk next time. It might be due to the rice quality.

Biren @ Roti n Rice
November 19, 2012 4:30 pm

I am glad you managed to salvage the serimuka. It is one of my favorite kuihs. Love the natural bunga telang and pandan color. It must have made the serimuka so fragrant.

teo ai li
teo ai li
November 19, 2012 12:31 pm

Ann, I plan to do this tomorrow. I don't have a 7" round tray. Can I use a 7"x7" instead? Will the layers be too thin? If yes, do I have to increase the portion? If I have to increase the portion, how much to increase? Btw, is Heng Guan fresh coconut considered as thick or thin coconut milk? Is it ok not to dilute it when steaming with the rice? Sorry for asking so many questions again. My apologies but appreciate your help!

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  teo ai li
November 19, 2012 3:02 pm

Ai Li, I think 7 x 7" square is quite flat. You can increase to one and the half of the recipes or check at Jane's post. She used 6 x 6", very pretty with the perfect height.
I also used Heng Guan as thick coconut milk and mix some water to thin coconut. Is up to you to try if you like thicker coconut milk .

Alice
November 15, 2012 8:35 am

sorry to hear about the kuih dropped on the floor, can imagine how u felt
if it were me, i would have lost all my mood in the kitchen for the next few days
but nevertheless, the pic still looks fab
i dunno where i can find bunga telang here, the color of your kuih is not dull to me, it's pretty! 🙂

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Alice
November 20, 2012 2:09 pm

Thank you Alice 🙂

Zoe
November 14, 2012 10:04 pm

Hi Ann,

I did found some of these flowers along east coast road at Katong. At that moment, I wish that I can pick some and bring them back to Australia but I can't 🙁

Seems like I have to keep searching for these in the Asian groceries at Melbourne. *sign*

Zoe

lena
November 14, 2012 1:35 pm

ann, the pandan layer is not dull at all, it looks so natural to me! HOnestly! Luckily you were still able to save the other half! still your effort not completely wasted! I'm sure it's very very delicious!

Jane Chew
November 14, 2012 3:28 am

Woo…woo… I also cry for u Ann. I had this experienced before with my light feather cheese cake. Ya, u r right. Heart drop down as well at that very moment! Anyway, u will have good excuse to try again 🙂 I am sure u will have a beautiful one next round.

Amelia
November 13, 2012 3:19 pm

Hi Ann, sorry to hear that your kuih drop on the floor. Don't worry can always try again but overall it look delicious. This is one of the best nyonya kuih, I love this very much.

Honey Bee Sweets
November 13, 2012 3:00 pm

Nice attempt Ann! I actually just had this kueh while I was in KL yesterday, it's so yummy! Yours look almost like the one I ate….drool, lol! 😀

Mayck Law
November 13, 2012 12:48 pm

Ann,
看了你的这个蓝花的照片,我才知道这个就是蓝花也!
每次都是一些朋友给我那干的蓝花,从来都不知道原来我家的那几棵就是蓝花,
天啊!每次我只拿它来做装饰吧了, 过后便掉了。。。
真是谢谢你的分享了!

Jessie-CookingMoments
November 13, 2012 12:33 pm

Oh Ann, if I drop something that I make, I will feel down mood! Luckily you were still able to cut the small portion out. Still looks very delicious with the sliced kuih! We can't find this flower here! My neighboour in my hometown used to sell different types of kuih for living & he grew this flower in his house! When I was young, I had itchy hand & always went to pick the flower & threw that away! Now that I think of it, I'm so naughty, haha!

teo ai li
teo ai li
November 13, 2012 8:21 am

Ann, just wanna check what is the texture of the kaya part…..is it smooth like the 9-layer nonya kueh or is it a little "rough" like kaya? How long and how thick should I cook the mixture over the stove? By the way, do you have recipe for kueh ambon (Medan honeycomb kueh)? Thanks!

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  teo ai li
November 15, 2012 9:58 am

Ai Li, The kaya part is not so chewy like the 9-layer kueh lah. The texture can be thickened quite quickly that's why you have to be very careful during stirring. Must work quickly when placing on top of the rice when it is hot. It is soft and smooth to me but this is very individual. You have to try it yourself.
I have the recipe but lazy to make because use a lot of baking powder.

teo ai li
teo ai li
Reply to  teo ai li
May 29, 2013 1:13 pm

Ann, I did this sometime back. It turned out well except the center of my "kaya" was not totally cooked. Which part did I do wrong? Thanks!

teo ai li
teo ai li
Reply to  teo ai li
May 30, 2013 1:28 pm

Ann, does it mean I have to cook the kaya layer longer or to steam it longer together with the rice? Im sure the rice is thoroughly cooked. Thanks!

teo ai li
teo ai li
Reply to  teo ai li
May 31, 2013 8:57 am

Ann, I didn't add any water during steaming. I am using Firefox. Why? Other readers have the same problem?

Eileen, hundred eighty degrees
Eileen, hundred eighty degrees
November 13, 2012 2:52 am

Hi Ann, I had the same encounter before with my cheesecake… I can understand the feeling.. it's a blessing in disguise that you still have some. This kueh is my favourute: )

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Eileen, hundred eighty degrees
November 19, 2012 2:56 pm

Eileen, luckily the paper still stuck to the rice at the bottom and the kuih dropped directly on to the floor. Only ate that few pieces left.

Ah Tze @ Awayofmind
November 12, 2012 10:27 pm

Ann, nice kuih you have here! I miss the food when I'm now holidaying in Melbourne 🙂 seraching for curry and laksa to eat nearly everyday 🙂

Ann@Anncoo Journal
Reply to  Ah Tze @ Awayofmind
November 19, 2012 2:50 pm

Tze, Enjoy your holiday in Melbourne and bring more photos back. hahaa… so did you find curry and laksa already? 😀

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