Kuih Seri Muka Recipe

Kuih Serimuka – Glutinous Rice With Pandan Custard Layer


Glutinous Rice Layer

  • 530 g Glutinous Rice, washed and soaked for 1 hour
  • 224 ml Coconut Milk (coconut milk soak above 1inch rice level)
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3 Pandan Leaves, cleaned and tied into a knot

Pandan Custard Layer

  • 15 pieces Pandan (cut small and blend with coconut milk)
  • 3 Tbsp Tapioca Flour
  • 158 gm All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 528 ml Coconut Milk (i use 250ml coconut milk + 278ml coconut water) (Make sure you bring ur own mug to collect coconut water when you buy your grated coconut)
  • 198 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp – 1.5 tsp of sea salt
  • Round tray
  • A piece of Banana leaf (to avoid sticky rice sticking to tray)


Soak glutinous rice for 1 hour at least (max 4 hours).

To make the glutinous rice layer:

Mix rice, coconut milk, salt and Pandan leaves in a baking tray. Place banana leaves underneath for better fragrant and taste.

** If you want to make blue pea / Bunga Telang (blue color glutinous rice), separate a little and steam in a smaller bowl (Picked bunga telang from neighbour’s garden or ur own garden about 15 pieces – 20 soaked in a bowl of water, press and mashed with your hands till you get the blue colour out.

Steam the rice mixture over a high heat for 30 minutes until cooked. Remove from the steamer and discard the Pandan leaves. Fluff the rice with a fork and use a banana leaf to press and compact the rice layer.

To make the Pandan custard layer:

Blend cut pandan leaves with coconut milk. Sieve it.

Prepare a big bowl, break 3 eggs and add sugar, dissolved it. Then add all purpose flour, tapioca flour, and blended pandan with coconut milk, add salt.

Mix well and strain the mixture into a clean medium size bowl.

Pour the mixture into the rice layer and continue to steam over a low heat for about 1 hour on medium heat (Too high heat will cause uneven on top layer)

Allow the kuih to cool completely and slice to serve.

Note: I use 3 coconuts for this recipe and collected the coconut water. Avoid using water, use coconut water instead for better taste.

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