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Kue putu mangkok
Kue putu mangkok or kueh tutu in Singapore
Alternative namesPutu piring, kueh tutu
TypeSweet dumpling
Place of originIndonesia
Created byDerived from Indian puttu
Serving temperatureCommonly served with bamboo leaves and sweet sauce.
Main ingredientsRice flour or glutinous rice flour,
filled with ground peanuts and sugar, or shredded coconut
Similar dishesMont baung
A hawker preparing kueh tutu. Here he is scooping the peanut filling into the flour.
A hawker preparing kueh tutu. Here he is scooping the peanut filling into the flour.

Kue putu mangkok, kueh tutu, or putu piring is a round-shaped, traditional steamed rice flour kue or sweet snack filled with palm sugar of Indonesian origin. It is also found in Singapore, Malaysia, and Southern Thailand. It is usually made using stainless steel molds with a distinctive flower shape. The Indonesian kue putu mangkok and Singaporean kueh tutu tend to be thicker and rounder, while putu piring from Malaysia and Southern Thailand tend to be flatter with a disc-like shape. Its composition is quite similar to the cylindrical kue putu or putu bambu, which are steamed using bamboo tube containers instead.

The Burmese counterpart, called mont baung (မုန့်ပေါင်း), is comparably larger in size and is filled instead with jaggery or red beans and garnished with coconut shavings.[1]


Kue putu mangkok is made primarily from finely pounded rice flour or glutinous rice flour, and contains fillings of either ground peanut or brown palm sugar mixed with shredded coconut. The typical preparation method involves rapid steaming of both the flour and the filling. Once ready, it is served on pandan leaves to give it a sweet flavor and scent.

In the 1980s, the invention of special steam carts and stainless steel molds for making kueh tutu helped to popularize this street snack in Singapore, and saw many kueh tutu outlets selling it in many major supermarkets.[2]

Cultural Impact

Putu Piring was also featured on the Netflix TV series, Street Food (TV series) in season 1.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "မြန်မာ့ရိုးရာအစားအစာ မုန့်ပေါင်း". Mizzima Myanmar News and Insight. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  2. ^ "Kuih tutu". Singapore Infopedia.
  3. ^ Tan, John (25 April 2019). "Local putu piring stall featured in new Netflix show Street Food". SPH Digital News. The New Paper. Retrieved 29 July 2020.