Peranakans use mainly two types of porcelain spoons particularly for soups and dessert. Dessert spoons such as this example are smaller. There are variations in the design of each type of spoon. Some soup spoons have the shape of a ‘cobra-head’. Motifs range from floral to blackbird to phoenix to butterfly. Dessert spoons are used with dessert bowls in the serving of Peranakan desserts such as 'chendol', 'tai bak' and 'biji delima'.