Nostalgic Buka Puasa Delights, Simplified and Healthier – Part Three

Coconut milk is a staple of Malaysian cuisine, more so during Ramadan and Raya for the nostalgic taste, creaminess and health benefits it adds to any dish. Ayam Brand shares some simple recipes for your buka puasa preparation


Ayam Brand has been providing the great taste and health benefits of coconut milk, in convenient packs for decades. Ayam Brand Coconut Milk is hygienically squeezed from selected ripe coconuts, and then sealed in convenient tetra packs using Ultra High Temperature (UHT) technology.  It is as good as squeezing by hand but without the hassle of cleaning up after.

You can use Ayam Brand Santan, Ayam Brand Santan Trim (45% reduced in fat) or Ayam Brand Santan Super Light (only 5% of fat!) depending on your preference.

Kuih Seri Muka Labu

The regular Seri Muka with its creamy glutinous rice base and pandan green custardy topping is widely available, but the Kuih Seri Muka Labu or Pumpkin Seri Muka is a rarity at any bazaar as it is a labour of love.


 Make the glutinous rice base according to the Ayam Brand website recipe ( For pumpkin custard topping mix eggs, coconut milk, mashed pumpkin, sugar and flour until smooth, and double boil for a creamy and smooth custard.

Compact the glutinous rice mixture into a pan, so it can hold its shape when cut. Then use a sieve to pour over the pumpkin custard topping. Steam on medium heat. Allow to cool before cutting into the traditional diamond shapes.

Quick and healthy tips:  

Use a rice cooker to get the base mixture done. Ripe pumpkin is naturally sweet, so you can reduce the sugar further. The eggs provide protein, while the pumpkin and coconut milk add fibre, vitamins and flavour for an excellent Buka Puasa treat.

Try out the convenience of the new easy open Ayam Brand Santan 200ml this Ramadan and Raya, and participate in the Ayam Brand Masak dan Menang contest. Simply whip up a dish using Ayam Brand Coconut milk, take a pix and upload to your Facebook or Instagram account and use the hashtag #santanayambrand to be in the running for all-in-one cooker prizes worth up to RM17,300 from innochef! For details visit