Ang (Red) Ku Kueh

“Ang” = Red in Hokkien dialect.

“Ku” = Turtle / tortoise in Hokkien dialect.


  • Green bean
  • Icing sugar
  • Cooking oil
  • Wheat starch
  • Primera red rice flour
  • Glutinous rice flour
  • Orange color sweet potato
  • Ang Ku mould
  • Banana leaves


Cook Primera red rice

  1. Wash 1 cup Primera red rice
  2. Drain the water completely
  3. Add in 2 cups water
  4. Cook as usual

Prepare green bean filing

  1. Boil 300 g pre-soaked green bean for 30 – 40 minutes.
  2. Drain completely.
  3. Add in 1 cup of cooked Primera red rice.
  4. Mash or blend to make into paste.
  5. Add in 100 g icing sugar and mix well on low heat.
  6. Optional: add some water if too dry.
  7. Add in 4 tablespoons cooking oil and mix well on low heat.

Prepare Ang Ku skin

  1. Mix 50 g wheat starch with 10 g Primera red rice flour in a pot.
  2. Add in 160 ml water and mix well on low heat.
  3. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  4. Add in 125 g glutinous rice flour and mix well.
  5. Add in 15 g icing sugar and mix well.
  6. Add in mashed orange color sweet potato and mix well.
  7. Add in 50 ml water.
  8. Knead till combined well.
  9. Add in about 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.
  10. Knead till smooth and non-sticky to hands.
  11. Dust the clean table with glutinous rice flour.
  12. Roll and make the dough into a palm-size ball.

Prepare Ang Ku

  1. Flatten palm-size dough ball into 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Wrap a tablespoon full of green bean filing.
  3. Dust the Ang Ku mould with glutinous rice flour.
  4. Press the dough with green bean filing into the mould.
  5. Apply some cooking oil on banana leaf.
  6. Place the pre-cooked Ang Ku on the banana leaf.
  7. Steam for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve.

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