Kuihs can be eaten throughout the day and they're an integral part of Malaysian and Singaporean festivities such as Hari Raya and Chinese New Year. Kuihs are more often steamed than baked, and are thus very different in texture and appearance from Western cakes or puff pastries.
Kuih Talam is one of the most popular kuih in Malaysia and Singapore. It has two layers - the top consists of a white layer made from coconut milk and rice flour, and the bottom layer is green and is made with batter flavored with fresh pandan juice. It goes perfectly with coffee or tea. ;)