What happens when you have an intense muah chee (Hokkien glutinous rice dessert with ground peanuts) craving during the circuit breaker and find it hard to procure your fave snack? For the Chua sisters (both declined to reveal their full names) and their mum, Madam Goh Ka Hua, the solution was simple: make your own. Scouring the Internet for recipes, homemaker Madam Goh, 60, who’d never made muah chee before, found videos on how to make the gelatinous local delight. However, she couldn’t quite get the consistency of the dough right following those recipes. It took her weeks of fine-tuning (“we ate a lot of muah chee!”) to perfect it. “The main ingredients are actually the same,” says the older Chua sister, who’s in her early 30s and works in healthcare. “We just had to tweak the proportions.”

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