Five easy recipes to save you time!  
Nyonya Cooking
Become Member
Member Features
My Account
Registered members
Steamed Glutinous Rice Cake with Coconut

Watch Now

Steamed Glutinous Rice Cake with Coconut


Total Time
Total Time
Prep 05 M / Cook 12 M

6 Servings

Grace Teo
Grace Teo   thegraceteo
Published on February 1, 2014

  Based on 251 ratings  Watch Now


kuih bakul
coconut (desiccated or grated)
0.25 tsp


Glutinous rice cake or kuih bakul is significant to the Chinese community especially during Chinese New Year. It is made up of three ingredients namely glutinous rice flour, sugar and water. Although the steps are very easy, it requires a long time to cook. For the full recipe to making your own kuih bakul, check out the recipe here.

This kuih can be eaten either steamed or fried, whichever takes your fancy. I love both versions of this amazing kuih. If you enjoy the flavour of the desiccated or freshly grated coconut, then try this recipe. It is very simple and straight-forward as it only involves steaming the kuih before coating it with desiccated coconut. Back home, we use freshly grated coconut instead as it is readily available.

You will enjoy this steamed kuih bakul for its sticky softness. Frankly, I had foreign friends giving this kuih a thumbs up.

Steamed Glutinous Rice Cake with Coconut is also known as: Steamed Kuih Bakul年糕



Step 1/3

  • kuih bakul

Cut kuih bakul into bite-size pieces.


Step 2/3

  • coconut (desiccated or grated)
  • 0.25 tsp salt

Mix desiccated coconut with salt and steam it for 10 minutes. If fresh grated coconut is used, omit the steaming process.


Step 3/3

Once kuih bakul softens, coat with the desiccated/grated coconut.

Food Snaps