Kwek-Kwek in Classic Sauce

December 22, 2020
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Photo by Mr. Hugh's Kitchen
  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Kwek-kwek is an all-time favorite when it comes to street food. Quail eggs with orange coating dipped in sweet-spicy sauce or vinegar is mouth-watering, no wonder everyone loves kwek-kwek!
Mr. Hugh's Kitchen

What You'll Need
  • 12-20 pieces quail eggs, hard boiled
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange food color
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1 piece onion, minced
  • 3 garlic, minced
  • 3 pieces siling labuyo, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  1. Put the quail eggs into a pot with water. Bring into a boil until eggs are fully cooked (hard boiled). Peel off the egg skin and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix flour, a pinch of food color, and salt with water. Make sure that you do not put too much water in the flour, as it will make the mixture too runny and it will not stick with the eggs.
  3. Put the peeled eggs into the flour mixture and cover each egg with flour. Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
  4. Using 2 spoons, carefully put each kwek-kwek into the hot oil. Make sure that the eggs are fully covered with flour mixture. Remove from cooking once kwek-kwek floats. Set aside.
  5. In a saucepan, mix water, soy sauce, brown sugar, flour, and cornstarch. Stir well until flour, cornstarch, and sugar are dissolved.
  6. Put over medium heat and bring into a boil. Stir constantly to avoid burning.
  7. Once boiling, put onion, garlic, and siling labuyo. Let it boil until it thickens.
  8. The sauce is ready when the mixture is thick. Transfer into a serving bowl. Skewer the kwek-kwek, dip it into the sauce and enjoy!

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