Try the: Malaysian kuih
Kuih (pronounced ‘kway’) originates from Malaysia – it’s an umbrella term for snacks made out of glutinous rice. You can find them at Alice’s Makan, a cracking Malaysian cheap eat hidden in the food court opposite the KFC at Town Hall Station, but they’re usually all gone by 4pm, so order them with your char kway teow at lunch. The coconut and pandan kuih lapis (literally ‘layered cake’) is rainbow-like with its stripes of pink, green and white that alternate between the coconut and pandan flavours that are a staple in Malaysian cuisine. Firmer than jelly but not as chewy as mochi, it delivers different types of sweet in one bite before it all melts together.