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Kwek - Kwek Recipe

This is a recipe for Kewek kwek or Deep Fried Boiled Quail Eggs with Orange Batter.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 12 to 18 pieces boiled quail eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 to 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp anatto powder pinulbos na atsuete
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cooking oil


  • Place the cornstarch in a container and dredge the boiled quail eggs. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper then mix thoroughly.
  • Dilute the anatto powder in warm water then pour-in the mixing bowl with the other ingredients. Mix well.
  • Place all the quail eggs in the mixing bowl and coat with the batter.
  • Heat the pan and pour the cooking oil.
  • 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.
  • After a few minutes, remove the fried quail eggs from the pan and place in a serving plate.
  • Serve with vinegar or fish ball sauce while still crispy.
  • Share and Enjoy!


Serving: 4g