Kwek Kwek or Orange eggs are boiled quailed eggs coated with an orange batter and deep-fried until the batter is crispy. This is categorized as a street food and are sold along with fish balls, squid balls, and chicken balls.
Making these eggs is not hard at all. You just need to boil the quail eggs in advance and after that, it wouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to complete the process. By the way, Kwek-kwek has a big brother named “Tokneneng“. The latter are boiled chicken eggs cooked the same way.
If you are thinking of something special to have for merienda, why don’t you try your cooking skills by making some kwek kwek. Make sure to have the vinegar dip ready too.
Try this easy Kwek-Kwek recipe. Enjoy!
Kwek - Kwek Recipe
This is a recipe for Kewek kwek or Deep Fried Boiled Quail Eggs with Orange Batter.
- 12 to 18 pieces boiled quail eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- 3/4 to 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp anatto powder pinulbos na atsuete
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 cups cooking oil
- Place the cornstarch in a container and dredge the boiled quail eggs. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper then mix thoroughly.
- Dilute the anatto powder in warm water then pour-in the mixing bowl with the other ingredients. Mix well.
- Place all the quail eggs in the mixing bowl and coat with the batter.
- Heat the pan and pour the cooking oil.
- When the oil is hot enough, deep-fry the quail eggs by scooping them from the mixing bowl using a spoon. Make sure that each is coated with batter.
- After a few minutes, remove the fried quail eggs from the pan and place in a serving plate.
- Serve with vinegar or fish ball sauce while still crispy.
- Share and Enjoy!
Angelina T.Quilla says
Gud pm ma’am isa po akong single mother ang hanap buhay ko nag luluto ng kwek kwek at nag tetenda ng kwek kwek ito natutu o ako sa pag luluto ng kwek kwek. Maraming salamat po.
Been eating this since elementary days and ive been working for more than 10 years now. There were no qual egg version before. Kwek kwek is duck egg but because of availability and cost, then later on chicken egg. This was commonly sold beside deep fried 1 day old chick. Tokneneng, came much later and was not sold skewered. So most of the people does not know which is which.
thanks po for the nice kwek-kwek recipe.. i’m a CS student and i love cooking. and ur website and videos help me to do cooking the easy step! 😀 thanks!!
Hi rajah kalipay,
thanks for the reply 🙂
anong klaseng flour ang ginamit mo kuya???????
can you feature the recipe on how to make egg rolls or sushi rolls? just like in korean recipes.. thnks!
i’ll try your recipe this weekend 😉
Hi this afternoon, my son and I saw your video entries on You Tube. He couldn’t stop laughing about the name Kwek kwek and watched the video clip over and over and over again and persuaded me to try and cook it. We had that for supper and for the remaining batter, I used broccoli. It was a sell out. I’ll try kangkong next time. Thanks so much.
Mmmm -- one of my fave street foods!
im addicted to these! =)
It’s so simple! but it taste so delicious! tyou!