On our lame trip to Batam I found a Kuih Rose mould. I was so excited! I made some Kuih Rose today. Kuih Rose is also known as Kuih Goyang. Goyang means shake in Malay. When you dip the batter covered mould in the hot oil you have to gently shake it for a few seconds so that it will release itself from the mould and continue to cook in the hot oil. The traditional shape of these cookies is a simplified rosette. However, today one can find moulds in all shapes and sizes, ranging from butterfly-shape to plain rectangles.
Joe was not crazy about the cookies. He even suggested I should dip it in chocolate and I did. It made it even funkier.
Kuih rose is sweet, light and crispy. I personally think that it makes a fantastic teatime snack.