Apam Beras is a spongy treat which is made of rice flour, sugar and
yeast (in the past, rice wine or fermented coconut sap was used as a
rising agent for Apam Beras). The batter of Apam Beras is poured into
little porcelain teacups and steamed. As the Apam Beras's batter rises,
the top will often crack open, creating a pretty top. The Malays serve
Apam Beras with grated and salted coconut, while the Chinese use Apam
Beras as offerings at their altars.