23 Jul '13, 1am

#sgfoodreview Violet Oon's Kitchen: Just what is this Kueh Pie Tee?

#sgfoodreview Violet Oon's Kitchen: Just what is this Kueh Pie Tee?

When was the last time you spared a thought about this little oddity called Kueh Pie Tee? I say oddity because, well, its pretty hard to describe it. If hawker food were divided into various categories, this would end up in the "Miscellaneous" column. If it were a Western Cookbook, it would be classified under h'orderves or canapes. It's origin remains a mystery. We know for certain that it is a Peranakan dish. It is known as Kueh Pie Tee in Singapore as well as in Penang where it is spelt Koay Pai Tee. In Malacca they are called "Top Hats" because of its resemblance to an inverted top hat . Over there, their cups look a little different from the Singapore version as the edges of the cup flay outwards to form the rim of the "hat". Based on that name, we can at least say that the Kueh Pai Tee must have been invented after 1793, the year in which the first top hat appeared i...

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