A traditional Malay kuih shop in Bukit Batok has incorporated contemporary elements into its premises, providing a striking contrast between the shop outlook and its offerings.
Soft launched last week, The Kuihmaker sells small-sized Malay delicacies that start from S$0.60 per piece.
The variety of desserts available comprises predominantly of traditional kuih, however, the shopfront has a modern appeal that is a stark contrast to the typical kuih shops we’ve ever seen.
Modern shop facade
The takeaway-only shop boasts a modern outlook corner with bare concrete walls, a chalkboard menu and a glass display case that exhibits their products in neat rows.
The shop’s dark colour scheme also allows the colourful kuihs to stand out, beckoning passers-by to visit.
Despite its modern facade, don’t be mistaken — The Kuihmaker specialises in everything Malay kuih.
Here are some of the kuih we spotted during their soft launch last week:
Kuih such as Putri Salat and Talam Jagung are sold for S$0.60 a piece, but you can buy more for a discounted price.
The rainbow-layered Lapis Nyonya and sweet potato-based Talam Ubi will be S$0.70 per piece.
Other items we’ve seen on their social media posts include Kuih Kosui, Naga Sari Jagung, Putri Salat Durian and even savoury offerings like Tuna Puff and Chicken Curry Puff.
Other traditional desserts available
The shop also serves other popular desserts like Wajik Gula Melaka and Serawa Durian, but these seem to get sold out pretty quickly.
Sold out daily
Since its soft launch last week, the shop has consistently sold out its kuih with all items snapped up within hours of opening.
From what we see on its social media, the shop opened as early as 6.30am and sold out by 10am.
As it is still new, the shop might adjust quantity to fill the overwhelming demand but if you can’t wait to get your hands on kuih from The Kuihmaker, we suggest going there very early.
Top photos from The Kuihmaker.