Orh Ku Kueh with Grace Chew

About the programme

With the latest Covid-19 regulations dated 24 September 2021, this event has very unfortunately been cancelled. For refund requests, please email tours@mycommunity.org.sg

Get creative and experimental with home-baker and researcher Grace Chew who will be demonstrating how she achieves her flavourful orh ku kueh that stays soft and fresh for a longer time! Try your hands at Grace’s own recipe and pick up more food tips and tricks from the seasoned researcher!

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S$20 (excluding eventbrite service fee)
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Address will be sent to registered participants (Nearest MRT: Yew Tee)


Dress comfortably. Masks are mandatory.

This is a vegan and non-Halal dish. The kueh may contain traces of nuts, dairy, eggs, gluten and other allergens. Participants are reminded to declare their food allergies, if any, in the registration form.

Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host (eg. out-of-bound areas, use of toilet). Facilitators will brief participants before the start of the programme.

Please arrive 20 minutes before our scheduled meeting time for registration and temperature taking.

Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell.

Look out for our facilitators who will be wearing yellow or blue festival t-shirts.

Meet Grace Chew!

As an independent researcher, I love learning about and experimenting with food – finding ways to fuse ideas and ingredients from different cultures! As a Hokkien with Peranakan heritage, the orh ku kueh’s characteristic colour, ritual significance and nutrition had always fascinated me — so you can imagine how excited I was when I came across its Vietnamese counterpart bánh ít lá gai. When I first ate it in Vietnam, I was surprised by how much it tasted like orh ku kueh but had a different preparation and was darker in colour.

Inspired, I have since experimented to refine the preparation of orh ku kueh and finally arrived at my own soft and flavourful version. I am thus very excited to share with you my take on this traditional kueh and hopefully inspire you to be bold and experimental with your cooking!

More about Orh Ku Kueh

According to Grace, the orh ku kueh “(“black tortoise cake”) is a cake that is offered to younger ancestors during ancestral worship as a symbol representing the spiritual communion of the living family and their ancestors. The fillings and molds are the same as the more familiar ang ku kueh (“red tortoise cake”) but the dish gets its signature colour and health benefits from the ramie leaves (厝叶).