Kwek-kwek, Homemade Kikiam and Fish Balls in Sweet, Vinegar, and Thousand Island dips Recipe


  • 1 dozen quail eggs
  • 125 grams all-purpose flour
  • Orange
  • Batter:
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • annato powder



  • I/2 kg ground pork
  • 1/4 cup minced shrimps
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp five-spice powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch or rice flour
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 pack of 10 pieces beancurd sheets Tawpe

Fish balls


  • 400-500 grams tilapia fillet any fish may be used
  • 1- inch piece ginger peeled
  • 4 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 whole garlic minced
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour
  • 8 cups fish stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for deep-frying
  • Sweet sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cornstarch
  • water


  1. Boil the eggs for 10 minutes. Remove from pot and let cool then peel the shells.
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients in one medium bowl.
  3. Add water to the dry ingredients and whisk the mixture till the texture becomes really smooth and free of lumps.
  4. Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate. Only take out the batter mixture from the fridge when you are ready to dunk your eggs.
  5. Heat your cooking oil in a medium saucepan on high.
  6. Once the oil is hot enough for deep frying, lower the heat to medium high. Roll each egg in corn starch, then dunk 3-5 at a time into the batter mixture.
  7. Using two soup spoons, gently cover each egg well with the batter. Please scrape the underside of the spoon holding the coated egg with your other spoon before dropping each egg to the hot oil to avoid messy batter drips. Deep fry 3-4 eggs at a time, drop each one in different corners of the saucepan so that they won’t stick to each other.
  8. Once the battered eggs float on top of the hot oil, let them cook for a further 5-10 seconds before removing them.
  9. Place in a big metal sieve or metal colander to let the excess oil drip.


  1. Mix all ingredients and let it stand for 20 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
  2. After 20 minutes, prepare to wrap it in Tawpe.
  3. Once done, steam it for 30-45 minutes.



  1. Poach the fish fillet in salted water with the ginger. Once cooked, flake the fish to make about 4 cups of flaked fish.
  2. In a separate pot, boil potatoes and carrots until soft. Place the flaked fish, potatoes, carrots, garlic, and egg in a food processor.
  3. Purée until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and add the cornstarch and flour; mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Form into 1-inch balls.
  4. Simmer in fish stock until opaque.
  5. Drain.
  6. To serve, deep-fry in oil until golden brown. (Freeze uncooked balls until ready to cook.)

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