Remember that puffy chubby lump of almost pure carbohydrate in pink garb ?
In Hokkien, we call it “Mee Koo” or Flour Tortoise. Traditionally, it was made for birthday celebrations, both of mortal humans and immortal celestial beings (the latter apparently have also acquired an affinity for these cutesy earthly buns).
Over the years, the plain oval shape has also evolved into more modern versions, which may sprout legs, tails and heads, and also a variety of inscriptions of the wishful-thinking kind on the back; others with an alluring pinched-in waistline.
In my younger days, me too, had a liking for them, especially when dipped into a bowl of curry. Hmm, yummy yum yum.