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Kwek Kwek is one of the popular Filipino street food. So easy to make at home or for business. Kwek Kwek is a tempura like street food, Quail eggs deep fried in orange batter. 

  • 2 - 3 dozen quail egg, hard boiled and peeled
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch 
  • 2 teaspoon achuete powder
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional)
  • salt and ground brown pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cups cooking oil for deep frying 

Cooking Direction:
  1. Combine all above dry ingredients. 
  2. Slowly add the water and blend till mixture becomes really smooth with no lumps.
  3. Heat frying pan in medium heat.
  4. Dunk eggs to the orange batter making sure all eggs are coated well. 
  5. Using a teaspoon, scoop and deep fry eggs one after another. 
  6. Deep fry for a couple of minute, remove and place in a paper towel to remove excess oil.

For sweet and sour sauce:
  1. Mix 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 tablespoon brown sugar,1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon ketchup, salt and ground peer to taste, 1/4 cup sugar in a small sauce pan. 
  2. Simmer in low heat. 
  3. Add 1 tablespoon cornstarch diluted in 1/4 cup water. 
  4. Simmer for a minute then remove from heat. 
  5. Serve kwek kwek with sweet and sour sauce while hot. Enjoy!

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