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Kueh – facts and calories

Kueh – facts and calories

Malaysians love their kueh or pastries. As Malaysia has a mixture of different types of culture and traditions, there are many types of kueh which can be found in coffee shops, stalls and just about any corner of the country. If you visit the Pasar Malam (Night Market), you will notice many stalls that sell all types of kueh ranging from doughnuts to kuih talam to cucur udang and all that.

Some of these kueh are used as side dishes taken with different types of Malaysian foods while these snacks are tasty and suitable for an afternoon tea session.

The Cucur Udang, a popular snack has 144 calories. Yew Char Kueh, a fried keuh which can be taken without accompanying anything is about 200 calories each. If you like donuts, it is 268 calories per piece as the sugar level is quite high. The Goreng Pisang, one of the most popular Malaysian snacks is 129 calories while each piece of Apom Balik is almost 300 calories. There are 183 calories in every piece of Kuih Koci and the same for Kuih Talam while a fried spring roll is around 90 calories. If you like Yam Cake, know that there are almost 200 calories in every piece.