📌 Kuih Kapit / Apit-apit / Kue Semprong / Sapit / Kue Belanda / Sepit (Love Letter Biscuits)
The kue semprong demonstrate colonial link between Indonesia and the Netherlands, as it commonly found in most of major cities in Indonesia. .
It is believed to be derived from Dutch egg roll wafer. The word Belanda, meaning Dutch in Malay, points to the egg rolls’ Dutch origins. The Dutch have a vast biscuit repertoire, which includes thin wafer biscuits similar to Kuih Belanda or Kuih Kapit.
Many biscuit and cake techniques were passed to Malays by the Dutch, English, and Portuguese.
These biscuits may have been brought to parts of Malaysia and Singapore from Penang, Malacca by the Peranakan Chinese who, not knowing the name of the Dutch snack they had encountered, simply called it Kuih Belanda or Kuih Kapit.