Sunday 11 August 2013

Chwee Kueh

I always love Chwee Kueh and hubby went on to surprise me with a packet few days ago.  I didn't know they have a stall near my place.  Sadly to say, my joy was short lived, it wasn't nice!!!!

Back in 2011, I have actually done some experiments on it and it yield pretty satisfactory result.  So here I am, revisiting it once again.

A big blunder was that I over cooked the fillings while trying to multi tasked.   Will definitely try this again.

What you need:
yield: 24 pcs

150g rice flour
15g wheat starch 
25g corn starch
725ml water
1 tsp salt
2 tsp oil


Greased the cups with oil.

Mix everything together till all the lumps are gone. Sieve through. 

Pour into a pot and bring to a boil. Keep stirring till it become gluey (not thick)

Pour into the chwee kueh cup and steam on high heat for 15 mins.

Remove and serve with the radish fillings and chillis. 

Radish Fillings

What you need:

1 big packet of radish (already diced)
1/2 cup of minced garlic
1/3 cup toasted white sesame seed
sugar, salt and pepper to taste
a dash of dark soya sauce (Optional)
1/2 - 1 cup water

Soaked minced radish for a few min and drain well. You can taste whether it is still saltish.

Using dry heated wok, pan fry the radish till it is dry. Remove.

Add lard and fry the garlic till fragrant. Add in the radish and sugar. 

Sautee the radish till it caramelised. Add water and cook till it is soft.

Add in salt and pepper and a dash of dark soya sauce.

Once you are okay with the seasoning. Add in the toasted sesame seeds. 

Mixed well.


7 clove garlic
10 shallots
2 tomatoes
200g chilli padi
1/8 tsp red sugar
100g belachan
1 tbsp prawn paste
1 tsp salt

Pound the ingredients together.

Heat wok and oil. Add in the pounded ingredients and cook till it turned dark and fragrant.

Remove to cool and store in air tight container and place in the fridge.

Okay, go ahead and enjoy the cool Sunday.  Finally it stopped raining ... just so love the cool morning.  I wish I can go back to bed but I have to prepare for lunch soon.



  1. Hi Edith! You make your own Chwee Kuey? Nice!

    How many can you make using this recipe? I like shallots added to the radish...

    1. Yes I tried. hehehe.. it yield 24 pcs. Next time I will take in your suggestion.

  2. yummy yummy, i like it so much ~

    1. Joceline, this is not complicated and can easy make at home.

  3. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com11 August 2013 at 16:28

    Hi Edith, this is very delicious. It has been ages I didn't eat this. Will try to make it myself too. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  4. You are awesome. Can't imagine myself making this.

  5. Hi Edith, I love chwee kueh too. Yours look delicious, I love mine with extra radish. :)

    Have a nice day.

  6. I love chwee kueh Edith
    I haven't explored enough which place sells great chew kueh, so making it is a great idea. Thks for the recipe :)


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