Kue bingka

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Kue bingka
Bingka kantang halus.jpg
A plate of kue bingka
TypeCake, kue
CourseDessert (on breakfast and iftar)
Place of originIndonesia
Region or stateSouth Kalimantan
Created byBanjarese and Malays
Similar dishesBika ambon, Bibingka, Wingko

Kue bingka (Jawi: بيڠك) is an Indonesian traditional cake (kue basah) that is one of the typical traditional Banjar kue mostly associated with South Kalimantan province, Indonesia. Kue bingka also found in Malay cuisine. It has very sweet, fat and soft texture. Kue bingka is one of the cakes used in the Banjar tradition to serve 41 types of cakes for special occasions such as weddings. Although it can be found throughout the year, kue bingka is usually common in Ramadan due to it is considered suitable for iftar.

Aside from being a typical Banjarese dessert, kue bingka is also famous in neighboring provinces such as East Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan, even to foreign countries such as Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore.[1] Kue bingka was introduced by the Sino-Burmese to Lower Myanmar, where it is known as kway pinka (ကွေပင်ကား).[2]


Kue bingka is made up of flour, eggs, coconut milk, sugar and salt. As a rule, kue bingka is baked with floral prints. There are various kinds of kue bingka such as kue bingka tapai, potato, pumpkin and pandan. In addition, there are other types of kue bingka that is common during Ramadan, namely "kue bingka barandam" which is actually quite different then the usual kue bingka.

Similar dishes[edit]

Kue bingka is almost similar to Eastern Indonesian and Timorese bibingka and Javanese wingko.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bingka, Si Lembut Legit Khas Banjarmasin". detikfood (in Indonesian). Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  2. ^ ဘိုဘို (2019-02-06). "ခေါက်ဆွဲစားတဲ့ မြန်မာများ". BBC News မြန်မာ (in Burmese). Retrieved 2021-01-14.

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