Let’s Cook Some Kwek Kwek

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Let’s cook some kwek kwek. Pretty flight attendant, Leigh Nazaredo, shares how she makes her yummy kwek kwek.
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What Exactly Is Kwek Kwek?

Kwek Kwek is another street food favorite. More often than not, it’s mistaken as tokneneng.

It’s safe to say that the difference between tokneneng and kwek kwek is the kind of egg used.

It’s safe to say that the difference between tokneneng and kwek kwek is the kind of egg used.

Tokneneng uses a hard-boiled duck or chicken egg.

Related Read: Tokneneng 101: How Much Do You Know About It?

On the other hand, kwek kwek uses hard-boiled quail egg. That’s the reason why it’s a lot smaller than tokneneng. 😀

Quail eggs up close with a touch of green color from leaves.
Small in size but big in taste. ❤️ Photo by ROMAN ODINTSOV from Pexels

You might think that there’s not much of a difference in taste but there is. 😄

The yolk of a quail egg is usually a lot creamier as compared to that of a chicken or duck egg.

The yolk of a quail egg is usually a lot creamier as compared to that of a chicken or duck egg.

When it comes to nutritional value, quail eggs are packed with nutrients and vitamins as well.

When it comes to nutritional value, quail eggs are packed with nutrients and vitamins as well.

According to this article, eating 5 to 6 quail eggs amounts to eating one whole egg of a chicken.

Since we’re talking about street food here, you might find it more convenient to eat kwek kwek because of the size. You can just pop it into your mouth and enjoy it. You can’t do that with tokneneng 😉

A Flight Attendant’s Kwek Kwek Recipe

Now, it’s time to cook some kwek kwek. This recipe is shared by a pretty flight attendant named Leigh Nazaredo.

The ingredients for the batter are the following:

One cup of flour to be poured into a silver bowl.
1 cup of flour
Pouring one tablespoon of baking powder to the flour inside the silver bowl.
1 tbsp of baking powder
One tablespoon of rock salt to be combined with flour and baking powder in a silver bowl.
1 tbsp of rock salt
1 tbsp of food coloring added to the other dry ingredients in the silver bowl
1 tbsp of food coloring

Here’s How To Make Kwek Kwek

With all the dry ingredients combined, your batter is almost done. You just need to make sure all the dry ingredients are mixed together well.

mixing dry ingredients inside the silver bowl.
Mix all the dry ingredients.

Of course, you also need to add some water to smoothen the batter. 😀

Pouring two cups of water into the dry ingredients.
Add two cups of water to the dry ingredients.
Mixing dry ingredients with water inside the silver bowl.
Mix well for a smooth batter.

While some would just coat the quail egg directly with the batter, Leigh coats them with flour first. That way, the batter sticks to the egg easily. 😃

Cooking pan filled with oil and quail eggs inside a blue container on the side./
Best to coat quail eggs with flour first.

Now, for the exciting part.

Quail eggs dipped in the yellow batter.
Time to coat the quail eggs. Dip them into the batter.

Almost done …

Pieces of kwek kwek being deep fried.
Wait until the pieces of kwek kwek are cooked.

It won’t take long for the yummy treats to cook. Keep an eye on them. Remove from heat once they’re cooked.

Watch the video below to see how FA Leigh makes her yummy kwek kwek.

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Gotta Have Some Kwek Kwek Sauce As Well

Just like tokneneng, kwek kwek is best paired with some sauce.🥰

I prefer to dip it in vinegar. For me, it goes so well with some vinegar and bits of chilies. I usually let the kwek kwek float in the vinegar until it becomes pretty soggy. When I bite into it, it’s pretty spicy. Sarap! 😊

Of course, you can always opt for some sauce.  You can always check out Chef Tatung’s easy-to-follow recipe if you want to make some sauce for you kwek kwek.

There you have it. This is a pretty straightforward recipe that you can do at home.

How do you cook your favorite streetfood? Feel free to share with us some of your tips and tricks on the comment section.

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