How to Make Kwek

Kwek is a famous road food delighted in the Philippines; however you can make your own rendition at home with the right ingredients and supplies.



Makes 4 servings


The Basics

  • 1 dozen quail eggs
  • 1 cup (250 ml) flour
  • Water, for bubbling
  • Cooking oil, for singing

The Batter

  • 1 cup (250 ml) flour
  • 3/4 cup (185 ml) water
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) annatto powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) baking powder
  • The Dipping Sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) earthy colored sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) ketchup
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) dark pepper


Part 1:

Heat up the Eggs


  1. Heat up the eggs. Place the eggs in a medium pan. Add water until the outer layer of the water is 1 inch (2.5 cm) higher than the highest points of the eggs. Heat the pan over high hotness until the water begins to bubble. Switch off the hotness, cover the container, and let the eggs cook in the hot water for 5 extra minutes. It is by and large prescribed to bring the water and eggs up to temperature simultaneously. Assuming you drop cold eggs into bubbling water, you might wind up breaking a portion of the shells.


  1. To make the eggs more straightforward to strip and to keep the yolks from taking on an unappealing green color, wash the eggs in chilly water when you eliminate them from the boiling water. This stops the cooking system and makes an obstruction of steam between the egg white and the shell, which is the reason the shell is simpler to eliminate thus. You can wash the eggs in cool, running water, or you could dunk them into a bowl of ice water.


  1. Cool and strip off the shells. Allow the eggs to sit at room temperature or in chilly water until they are cool to the touch. When they are adequately cool: strip off the shells utilizing your fingers. When done, you ought to be left with twelve hard-bubbled quail eggs.


  1. To strip the shell, tap it on a hard surface, utilizing barely sufficient power to shape a break. Strip the shell off in pieces from this break.


  1. Note that you can do this move forward to two days ahead of time. In the event that you don’t anticipate utilizing the bubbled quail eggs promptly, you ought to refrigerate them in a covered holder until you are prepared. They ought not to be saved for over two days, however.


Part 2:

Coat and Fry the Eggs


  1. Dig the eggs in flour. Sprinkle 1 cup (250 ml) flour into a little dish with shallow sides. Roll the newly stripped quail eggs in the flour until everyone is very much covered as far as possible around.


  1. Blend the annatto powder and warm water. Weaken the annatto powder by blending it into 3/4 cup (185 ml) warm water. Mix with a race until broke down.


  1. Consolidate the hitter ingredients. Blend 1 cup (250 ml) flour, baking powder, and weakened annatto together in a huge bowl, utilizing a whisk. Consolidate completely until there are no protuberances.


  1. Cover the eggs with hitter. Throw the eggs into the hitter blend. Roll them around tenderly until all sides are canvassed in player.


  1. Heat the oil in a profound container. Pour 1 inch (2.5 cm) of vegetable oil into a wide container with tall sides and a weighty base. Heat the oil on high over the oven until it arrives at a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). On the off chance that you don’t have a thermometer, actually take a look at the temperature of the oil by dropping a little touch of hitter into it. The player ought to quickly start to sizzle and sear when the oil is prepared. Fry the eggs. Move the covered eggs into the oil, four to six all at once. Cook: mixing delicately with an opened spoon, until the player becomes brilliant brown and fresh.


  1. Channel and cool somewhat. Line a plate with a few layers of clean paper towel. Eliminate the kwek from the hot oil and spot the eggs on the paper towels. Allow the abundance oil to splash into the paper towels.


Part 3:

Make the Sauce


  1. Join the ingredients in a pan. In a little pan, combine as one the rice vinegar, earthy colored sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, and dark pepper. Mix until equitably joined.


  1. Heat through. Stew the blend at medium hotness on the oven until the sugar totally breaks up. Mix oftentimes: as the sauce cooks.


  1. Present with the eggs. Move the dunking sauce into a little bowl. Serve it close by the newly singed quail eggs, or kwek.