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[Titi, Malaysia] Hakka Cakes from Soong Seng

klyeoh | May 7, 201506:33 AM

Titi is a tiny Hakka-Chinese village about 100km's drive from Kuala Lumpur, through the hills of Hulu Langat. It's claim-to-fame: the incredible plethora of hard-to-find steamed Hakka rice cakes or "Chu Yap Ban" - over 30 varieties of these cakes are on offer each day.

To get to Titi, drive up the scenic Hulu Langat Hills.

Titi is about 100km from Hulu Langat.

It's along & winding road, past azure lakes and emerald green mountains.

Soong Seng, the famous Hakka bakery in Titi.

Opening at around 11am each day, its wares quickly sell out as hundreds of Hakka cake enthusiasts drive here from Seremban, Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere.

Amazing array of traditional Hakka eats on offer here.

"Chu Yap Ban" - tortoise-shaped ones have preserved radish filling.

"Chu Yap Ban" - steamed glutinous rice flour cakes, tinged dark with locally-grown ramie leaves (厝叶).

"Chu Yap Ban" - plain ones are identified by their "peach" shape.

Steamed rice flour cakes.

"Chu Yap Ban" - yellow-tinged ones have sweet coconut filling.

Plain "Chu Yap Ban"

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