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Monday, December 23, 2013

Pink steamed glutinous rice buns, soda method (Ki Ka Ku) 喜粄 (苏打汽水), Dongzhi giveaway result

Before I used 福  "Fu" stamp to stamping on the smiling old fashioned steamed sponge cake, actually I used Xi 喜 to stamping on this pink steamed glutinous rice buns. This is not my first time made this pink KiKaKu (this is how Hokkien called this kueh) but this version is with additional of soda drink.

I feel the additional of soda drink made this kueh tasted soft and slight chewy..

I feel so blessing and happy when see this lovely 喜 stamp on this kueh..

Pink steamed glutinous buns, soda method (Ki Ka Ku) 喜粄 (苏打汽水)
*makes 19 pcs

250g all purpose flour
250g glutinous rice flour
140g sugar
1 and 1/2tsp instant yeast
100ml water
225ml soda drink
30g corn oil
red food colouring
banana leaves


  1. Mix yeast, water, soda drink, and red food colouring in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add all purpose flour, glutinous rice flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Slowly add in the liquid mixture No 1, and mix till combine.
  4. Add in corn oil, continue to mix till smooth.
  5. Divide into small dough weight 50g, grease your hand with oil, roll small dough into ball then place on top of banana leaf, then slightly flatten it. Set aside to let it proof for 30-45mins or until it bound back when you touch it with your finger.
  6. Once water is boiling, then steam the kueh for 12mins.
  7. Enjoy it while hot or cool.
Recipe adapted from Crystal

Dongzhi Festival Giveaway result!!
Thank you for your participation, here are the four winners that select by random number generator. Congratulations to them !! Please drop me an email to let me know your mailing address and I will send out the gift soonest possible. And I noticed that the winner Jeannie Tay is the 2nd times won my giveaway (if I could remembered correctly), she is such a lucky girl !!

Jeannie Tay



0620 / IpohPerak / keng_tang@yahoo.com


Dedy Okcavianus


Location: Palembang, Indonesia....


Name: Celina

Location: Muar, Johor

E-mail: copf179@gmail.com


mayck-law. Blogspot.com said...

这汽水喜粄没试过,做的很美, 谢谢分享!

小食代 said...

Sonia you changed your theme' color.
For kikaku, l prefer the long fermented version because i seem to failed the easier version for many times.
congratz to the winners!!

0620 said...

哟 !!!!
幸运的咧,谢谢Sonia ^^

妳的喜粄很漂亮 ^^

eileenlml.blogspot.com said...


Esther Lau said...

Congrats to lucky winners. Your ki ka ku looks fantastic!

Rose world said...

Congrats to the winners. Nice ki ka ku.

mflow said...



Karen said...


Victoria Bakes said...

So beautiful! I really like how u always use the old traditional methods to bake and make and cook

Veronica said...

I loved your version of xi ban, so soft and fluffy. I shall bookmark it for later. Thanks for sharing, Sonia. Wishing you and family a happy and blessed Christmas.

Unknown said...


Jozelyn Ng said...

Congratulations to the winner! I have missed your post on the give away....#_#...have been busy lately! Love your pink kakiku!

Gloria Fernandes said...

Looks really beautiful

Louisse Lim said...

congraz to all winners! the cake look very beautiful to be eaten~

PH said...

Very nice buns! I can eat a few of these :)

Mel said...

The Kikaku buns looks so much nicer with the "Hei" stamp on it. These trays of buns looks so good to present to those on any celebration. The winners must feel so esctatic with the prize!

柠檬叶 said...


Baby Sumo said...

Congrats to the winners... now they can also make this pretty kuih like you :)

Sally said...


QembarDelites said...

Yay, I won again, yes! this is the 2nd time I won :D Thanks so much Sonia.

婉婉午茶 said...


Unknown said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Bookmarked and shall try your version of Xi ban one day. Wishing you a very Happy New Yew!

小雨伞 said...


食谱记下了,thanks sonia

Ana Regalado said...

Sonia , those pink kuihs look so pretty ! The soda addition sounds interesting ! Goodbye giveaway :D Congrats winners !

lena said...

so pretty and the stamp print makes it so traditional looking !

Lori said...

You do so many incredible steamed buns and cakes! I must try something like this. They sound so good.

choi yen said...

Sam's favourite kuih, must learn this up!

Anonymous said...

如果没有 ice-cream soda, 可以用 Perrier吗??

Yannie said...

Well, this looks good and interesting. I have almost all ingredients now in my kitchen, I must try this recipe one of these days. Thanks for sharing Sonia. Congrats to the winners.

Shanny Khoo said...

Hi! Just tried your recipe this morning. Disaster! Not only that the buns did not raise it did not turn out like any bread or bun. :( I suspect is the yeast and may be the mixing part. Do you have to knead the dough until slightly elastic or just mixed?

Will attempt to make it again but not using soda drink.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia, wondering how to make the red coloring for the stamp? Should I stamp first before steam or after steam?

Appreciate your reply and thanks!

From : Vivien

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Shanny, sorry to hear that, if yeast is active, you shouldn't have problem to get rise and nice buns. Just lightly give a few good knead will do.

Vivien, make the stamp after steamed. Add tiny water into the food colouring, stamp on a paper first then only stamp on the buns, as to get nice even colour.

Celine @ My Bento Worlds said...

Sonia, may I know where to get this stamp? Thanks

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Celine, I got these stamp at Ho Chi Minh otherwise you can try to find it at those bakery ingredients supply shop.

Jocelyn said...

Hi, the bun you do will it become hard when you put it for the next day?

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