Kwek – Kwek Recipe

Kwek-Kwek or Orange eggs are boiled quailed eggs coated with an orange batter and deep-fried until the batter is crispy. This is categorized as a street food and are sold along with fish balls, squid balls, and chicken balls.

Making these eggs is not hard at all. You just need to boil the quail eggs in advance and after that, it would’nt take you more than 10 minutes to complete the process. By the way, Kwek-kwek has a big brother named “Tokneneng“.  It’s boiled chicken eggs cooked the same way.

Try this easy Kwek-Kwek recipe.


12 to 18 pieces boiled quail eggs

1 cup flour

3 tbsp cornstarch

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp anatto powder (pinulbos na atsuete)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

2 cups cooking oil

Watch the cooking video:






Cooking procedure:

1. Place the cornstarch in a container and dredge the boiled quail eggs. Set aside.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper then mix thoroughly.

3. Dilute the anatto powder in warm water then pour-in the mixing bowl with the other ingredients. Mix well.

4. Place all the quail eggs in the mixing bowl and coat with the batter.

5. Heat the pan and pour the cooking oil.

6. When the oil is hot enough, deep-fry the quail eggs by scooping them from the mixing bowl using a spoon. Make sure that each is coated with batter.

7. After a few minutes, remove the fried quail eggs from the pan and place in a serving plate.

8. Serve with vinegar or fish ball sauce while still crispy. Share and Enjoy!

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  1. Michelle Mendiola says:

    suggest ko lang po dito sa kwek kwek, kasi i’ve been in this business for more than 3 years now and at first i also use to scoop the eggs from the batter and it resulted to not so perfect round so i onced saw a vendor in marikina who uses a stick. Tinutusok niya ang quail eggs then saka niya ito ilalagay sa oil then if the batter is already set then she would release then carefully by removing it from the stick and it resulted to a mere beautiful perfect round kwek kwek…. try it! para mas maganda ang hitsura ng inyong kwek kwek :-)

  2. ano po ba alternative nang atsuete? wala po kasi akong makitang atsuete powder dito sa finland eh? :(

    • Usually po, yung atsuete ginagwa it Lang as coloring, you can use regular food coloring powder or liquid.

      • *ginagamit pala hindi ginagwa it….. naka auto correct spelling kasi ipad.., sorry…..

  3. hi po kua..ask ko lang po wala po kasi dito sa morocco na atsuete ..ano po ung iba pa na pwd kong gamitin ???? thank you po

  4. Dali lang pala. Pero sana may recipe din nung sauce :)

  5. Tagal na ko di nakakain ng kwek-kwek.. hehe. Ma-try nga itong recipe. Thank you for sharing :).

  6. Pano gumawa nung anatto powder?????? :)) please reply! I really need it!! Thanks;)

  7. Aica Paredes says:

    I Love Tokneneg:))))))) So Much

  8. Lucky Jay Gauran says:

    Wow..Simple lang naman pala eii.. Pero pano po ba gumawa ng Sauce ng Kwek kwek? Exep The ViniGar?

  9. Katherine says:

    thanks po for the nice kwek-kwek recipe.. i’m a CS student and i love cooking. and ur website and videos help me to do cooking the easy step! :D thanks!!

  10. mouth watering…aaaahhh~
    I cooked this na pero ung hindi quail eggs.
    nakakabusog ung isang kwek-kwek…
    pero etong tokneneng, makakailang kain ako nito.

  11. what do you mean natutuyo ang flour mo? maybe because kulang sa water, dagdagan mo ng water but konti lang dapat para maging malapot sya. :)

  12. Hi rajah kalipay,

    thanks for the reply :)

  13. anong klaseng flour ang ginamit mo kuya???????

  14. hi! walang kwek kwek dito sa cdo, they use chicken egg tokneneng lng :)

  15. can you feature the recipe on how to make egg rolls or sushi rolls? just like in korean recipes.. thnks!

  16. i’ll try your recipe this weekend ;)

  17. theonlygirl says:

    Hi this afternoon, my son and I saw your video entries on You Tube. He couldn’t stop laughing about the name Kwek kwek and watched the video clip over and over and over again and persuaded me to try and cook it. We had that for supper and for the remaining batter, I used broccoli. It was a sell out. I’ll try kangkong next time. Thanks so much.

  18. jessica says:

    wala po ba pede iba gamitin sa anatto powder?la kc me makita..cia nga pala ano po ba un achuwete?

  19. Mmmm – one of my fave street foods!

  20. im addicted to these! =)

  21. L0veAnimeXD says:

    Cool XD

    Galing mo Kuya! Ive been wondering how to cook Kwek-kwek and I never thought that it was sooo easy.. I’ll try it

    Thanks For the Recipe!

  22. It’s so simple! but it taste so delicious! tyou!