How to Make Kwek Kwek

Learn how to make your favorite street food Kwek kwek or tokneneng!

Kwek Kwek Recipe


12-18 pcs. quail eggs (boiled)
1 cup flour
3 tbsp cornstarch
3/4 to 1 cup water
1 tbsp annatto powder (pinulbos na atsuete)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups cooking oil (for frying)


1. In a bowl, put all the ingredients except for the quail eggs and cooking oil (*just add 3/4 cup of water then adjust if needed).
2. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
3. Coat the quail eggs with the prepared batter.
4. In a heated pan, pour the cooking oil.
5. When the oil is hot enough, deep-fry the coated quail eggs (*use a scoop in putting the quail eggs with batter into the pan).
6. After few minutes of frying, remove the coated eggs from the pan.
7. Serve while hot with a vinegar dip. Enjoy!

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For the vinegar dip recipe, go here: Special Vinegar Dip Recipe