I am not sure about other states Chinese but in Penang, this is our traditional full moon package.Â Depending on the sizes and number of pieces of kueh, it costs between RM8 to RM12.
A Chinese (especially nyonya) tradition.Â A a newborn is one month old, the parents will give these packages to friends and families to celebrate.Â It consists of nasi kunyi or tumeric rice, red eggs, red cakes and curry chicken.Â (i wrote in my flickr site, too lazy to repeat again)
Red eggs signify good luck.
Angkoo.Â It is a red coloured skin made from glutinous rice covering some mung beans paste.
Red peach or ang thoe is given when you have a baby girl.Â Heh, I always have to give red balls because I only have baby boys.Â One kiasu ex-colleague of mine gave away red balls (same skin but roundish balls with mungbean paste) instead of red peaches when he had his first daugther.Â It is supposed to bring him sons for his future offsprings.Â But heh, he still ended up with more daughters.
Curry chicken which goes well with the nasi kunyit.Â I dislike curry chicken like this.Â Too much spices smell.
Nasi kunyit is considered a very sacred offerings for the Datuk Kong.Â In case you do not know, some Chinese offer this nasi kunyit to the tiny shrine housing the Datuk Kong (which is supposed to be a Malay man with beard and wearing songkok and sarong). Therefore, great care must be taken when steaming this rice.Â These are just what I heard from the old, old folks.
If you are given a package of this, remember to return with some angpow or a baby gift.