{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

August 2014

i was craving for putu piring after watching Ho Chiak on Sunday evening. not a good idea cos they are closed on Sunday!

next day, mami and i were (conveniently) in the vicinity to run errand and it’s almost half past six when we’re done, speaking of righttt timing. suggested us to pullover to have some putu piring before heading home.

{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

spotting the humble stall might require some effort. i relied on Waze and it led me to the wrong unit =.=. it wasn’t my first time there, but i am completely hopeless when it comes to direction. manatau sei Waze is as unreliable as me, tsk.

stopped by road and approached a fruit vendor, “terus pergi lagik! kat depan je”

apparently it’s just 200 m ahead. should you’re lost, direct your GPS to Tengkera Police Station and this putu piring is just around the corner.

don’t expect to see a shop though, the business is done at the corridor of their humble den.

{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

beside selling putu piring, there’s curry powder, gula melaka and belacan which you can bring home for yourself or buy them as souvenirs to your loved ones. forgot to ask if it’s their own recipe :/

{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

i was the second customer of the day!

you’re required to grab the number and wait till your number is called. since there’ no crowd when i arrived, there’s no need for that.

{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

the stall are manned by three person, which i believe is a husband and wifey plus a relative. the uncle looking at my camera was actually cuing me that mine’s ready!

“wait ar uncle!”

*continues to snap away*

{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

the uncle in dark shade shirt fills up the metal disk with rice flour and gula Melaka and skillfully shaped it into a “piring” shape using spatula.

{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

the aunty will then steam it on the steamer. the cloth prevents the cake to fall into steamer as well as to retain the moisture.

{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

she checks on them often and once it’s cooked she will transfer it to the other uncle.

{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

which he sprinkles shredded coconut..

{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

lastly, served it on a banana leaf before packing into polystyrene box.

{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

happily hopped to car with a box of putu piring on my hand, like how a lil’ girl happily bouncing with a lollipop in her hand.

{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

the box couldn’t contain the aroma and it swiftly filled up our car and seriously who can resist it?

we couldn’t.

so we had to stop by the road and unboxed it. such appealing rice cake huh! beautifully bruised with gula Melaka.

{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

the ratio of rice flour and gula Melaka is perfecto! the sweetness is pleasant, even mami who prefers her beverage kosong finds it acceptable.

{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

the putu piring is so fluffily soft that it instantly disintegrates in your mouth and you would subconsciously go hmmmmm. the gula Melaka flavor is robust and just burst into your mouth. every mouth is soooo satisfying.

it’s true that when Gary, the host of Ho Chiak commented 吃了会有幸福的感觉!especially when the putu piring is still warm.

the putu piring is lil’ pricey at RM 1 per piece, however, it’s worth every penny as the gula Melaka stuffed within is of good quality and in generous amount!

{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera


Tengkera Putu Piring

252, Jalan Tengkera,
75200 Melaka.
facebook page

business hours:
1830 – 2230
closed on Sunday


7 thoughts on “{Malacca} Putu Piring @ Jalan Tengkera

  1. Can’t remember the last time I had that and where. Jalan Petaling, I think. Bet nothing beats the original authentic ones… I wonder if their curry powder is any good. Used to buy from Malacca long ago, homemade also – haven’t got any from there for a long time now.
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  2. Wow! I’ve never had it made-to-order like this! 🙂

    It must be very nice. I’ve only had the ones where it’s sold in pasar malam but don’t know when they actually made it.

    I’ll make it a point to try when I’m in Melaka – thanks Constance!
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