Singaporean Mandarin Database

This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.

hóng

guī

粿

guǒ
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食物、植物

Food / Plants

ang ku kueh

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食物、植物

Food / Plants

释义

名词

由糯米制成的粿类食品,因红色的粿皮和印有龟型图案而得名。

DEFINITION

Noun

A snack or pastry (known as kueh) made from glutinous rice. The Mandarin name literally translates as “red tortoise cake”, named after its red-coloured skin made from flour and imprinted with a tortoise pattern.

由来

  • “红龟粿”一词源自于福建话(闽南话)ang ku kueh,粿皮由糯米制成,内馅为豆沙、花生或椰丝。煮法是将粿皮包成椭圆形,把粿皮染红并用模具印上龟形图样,再放入蒸笼蒸制。
  • 红龟粿有吉祥、圆满、发财、长寿(龟的象征)和子孙繁衍的好寓意,一般用于神佛诞辰或祭祀等,也用于做寿、庆满月、丧葬等华人节日。
  • 红龟粿也是本地娘惹在喜庆节日中必备的食品之一。

ETYMOLOGY

  • The term “ang ku kueh” originated from the Hokkien (Minnan) dialect. It is made of glutinous rice flour, stuffed with sweetened bean paste, peanut paste or grated coconut filling. It is prepared by shaping the dough into an oval shape, dyeing the dough red and imprinting the tortoise pattern with a mould, before steaming it in a steamer.
  • Ang ku kueh signifies auspiciousness, completeness, wealth, longevity (symbolized by the tortoise) and abundant progeny. In general, ang ku kueh is commonly used on the feast days of deities or religious rituals and also in birthday celebrations, baby full-month celebrations, funerals and other Chinese special occasions.
  • Ang ku kueh is also one of the must-have festive foods of the Peranakan (Nonya) community.

例句

粿摊“有求必应”,红龟粿就在顾客建议下研发出12种口味,如今还打算把传统小吃带上网开发新商机。(《新明日报》,17/5/2018)

SAMPLE SENTENCE

Responding to customers’ requests, the kueh stall researched and developed 12 new flavours of ang ku kueh. Now, they even plan to explore new business opportunities by making these traditional snacks available online. (Shin Min Daily News,17/5/2018)

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