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How traditional cakes became a force for good in Malaysia

Effort to rescue recipes for 'kuih' offsets economic distress

A typical northern Malaysian teatime spread, including bite-sized snacks called kuih. (Courtesy of FriedChillies Media)

KUALA LUMPUR -- They are probably the smallest edible items in Malaysia. Yet a project aimed at preserving homemakers' vanishing recipes for kuih -- bite-sized desserts and snacks made mostly from rice flour -- may be making a big difference in combating hunger during the pandemic.

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