Apem, also known as Appam in Indian origin, is a traditional snack made from rice flour overnight by mixing eggs, coconut milk, sugar and tape and a little salt and then burned or steamed. Shaped like a pancake but thicker.
This food is then known by the community as a cake apem, which is derived from the adaptation of Arabic language “affan” meaningful forgiveness. The goal is that people are also encouraged to always ask forgiveness to the Creator. Gradually the ‘handing out’ of this apem cake continues in the graduation ceremonies before Ramadan.