Muah Chee – 麻糍

Making muah chee in 15 minutes? At home? It may sound preposterous but using a microwave is easy. Its is a traditional snack sold in night markets or now, in food courts. It’s a childhood favourite. Sticky springy pillowy soft mua chee coated with sweet ground roasted peanuts or sweetened black sesame. The best way to eat it is using a toothpick to spear it and pop into one’s mouth.

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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 15 mins

  • Skill: Easy


  1. 135g glutinous rice

  2. 2 tbsp tapioca flour

  3. 220ml water

  4. 2 tbsp oil

  5. 50g ground roasted peanuts mixed with 40g sugar

  6. 50g black sesame powder mixed with 40g sugar


  1. Mix together 50g ground roasted peanut with 40g fine sugar. Put it in a dish.

  2. Mix together 50g pure black sesame powder with 40g fine sugar. Put it in a dish.

  3. Whisk together 135g glutinous rice, 2 tbsp tapioca flour, 220ml water and 2 tbsp oil in a microwave safe casserole.

  4. Microwave for 2 minutes. Knead mixture evenly using a rubber spatula.

  5. Return to microwave to cook for a further 1 minute. Knead until it well mixed

  6. Divide the muah chee into 2 portions, the first portion cut into small bite sizes with a pair of scissors, coating each piece thoroughly with the peanut mixture.

  7. Repeat the same for the second portion with the black sesame mixture.

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