Easy Homemade Kwek-Kwek Recipe

This is one street food that many Pinoys love!

Kwek-kwek is one of many Pinoy favorite street foods. These are boiled quail eggs, coated in orange flour mixture, and deep-fried. Best paired with vinegar dipping sauce or the sweet-spicy sauce of your choice!

Easy Homemade Kwek-Kwek Recipe

Gee Manalo
This is one street food that many Pinoys love!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Snacks/Merienda
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 20 pieces


Easy Homemade Kwek-Kwek Ingredients

  • 20 pieces quail eggs
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teasoon orange food coloring or achuete powder
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 Cup cornstarch


  • Boil the quail eggs until hard. Let it cool and remove shells. Set aside.
  • Combine flour and achuete powder. Add water and mix thoroughly. Add additional achuete powder until you get the color you want. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Heat oil for deep frying. Coat the quail eggs in cornstarch and dip them into the batter. Deep fry eggs until cooked.
Keyword atsuete
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