Kueh Lapis Nyonya Recipe

Kueh Lapis Nyonya

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1) 7 inch square baking tin

2) 50grams shifted rice flour

3) 120grams sifted green bean flour

4) 220grams sifted tapioca flour

5) 300ml thick coconut milk

6) 150ml water

7) Few drops of food colouring(2 or more colours)


1) 420grams shifted sugar

2) 300ml thick coconut milk (can use fresh milk)

3) 150ml water

How to make Kueh Lapis Nyonya

1) Mix seasoning together than bring to boil and stir till sugar dissolves. Set aside.

2) Combine all ingredients except food colouring.

3) Stir till mixture is smooth and stir in Seasoning from Step 1.

4) Divide batter into 3 potions.

5) Stir in a few drops of different food colours of batter.

6) Grease baking tin and line with greaseproof paper. Place baking tin in steamer and steam for 5 minutes.

7) Remove baking tin from steamer.

8) Pour in ½ cup of the first colour batter; return baking tin to steamer and steam for 5 minutes.

9) Remove baking tin from steamer, pour in ½ cup of the second colour batter and steam for 5 minutes.

10) Repeat the layering and steaming with a different colour of batter for each layer. After pouring in the last layer, steam for 15 minutes to cook through.

11) Remove and let cool.Cut into serving pieces.


If you used fresh milk to substitute coconut milk, please add 2 tablespoon of sugar.

  • Tia
    Tia says

    Mmmm. Yummy! This brings back memories of childhood. :)

    JOLEEN says

    Hi Sinar Suria, Your recipes looks delicious. May I know if yr recipe for Kueh Lapis Nonya taste like Bangawan Solo or Season's kind ? Meaing smoother & softer in texture ? I tried many recipe but all taste pretty rough & hard. Pls advise. Thanks.

  • sinarsuria
    sinarsuria says

    Hello Joleen, I can’t say that this kueh lapis tasted as BS or Season. But one thing I would like to say, when making this kind of kueh, never substitute with cow milk or powder type coconut milk. The tasted absolutely different!!

  • Sukenzie
    Sukenzie says

    Hi there Sinar... I have tried this recipe of yours and yes the taste is close to that of Bengawan Solo's. But I don't quite know what I could have done wrong coz when I slice the Kueh... the layers peel away on their own instead of remaining a nice slice like yours. Pls advise.

  • sinarsuria
    sinarsuria says

    Su, Maybe over steam.If that so,poke a bit on the surface with a fine stick b4 next layer.

  • josephinepang
    josephinepang says

    Hi Sinar, I tried yr recipe before but my kuih turn out to be very hard... not soft and not chewy. but i used many different colors. Could it be the coloring make it hard??? I looked at yr pic it looks chewy n something like bengawan solo. Please enlighten me. Thanks. Josephine

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