Chwee Kueh

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One of our local breakfast favourites, this is something that every Singaporean loves with a passion!
Chwee Kueh literally means water cake. It is a type of steamed rice cake topped with preserved radish (chye por). The kueh itself itself tastes light and soft with the fragrance of steamed rice, chye por gives it the savoury finish. One thing to take note is that the chye poh needs to be washed 2-3 times so that it’s not too salty. Serve it on it’s own or with your favourite chilli sauce!

Ingredients

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Chye Poh (Preserved Radish)
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Chye Poh (Preserved Radish)
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cup
cup
oil
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cup
cup
oil
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g
g
minced garlic
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minced garlic
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g
chopped shallots
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g
chopped shallots
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tbsp
tbsp
sugar
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tbsp
tbsp
sugar
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tsp
tsp
white pepper
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tsp
tsp
white pepper
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tbsp
tbsp
dark soya sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
dark soya sauce
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g
rice flour
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rice flour
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wheat flour
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wheat flour
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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
salt
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tbsp
tbsp
oil
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tbsp
oil
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ml
ml
water
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water
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boiling water
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boiling water

Steps

1

Chye Poh
Chye Poh
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2

Wash 150g chye poh to remove excess salt (at least twice)
Wash 150g chye poh to remove excess salt (at least twice)
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3

Drain and set aside
Drain and set aside
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4

Heat ½ cup oil in a pan
Heat ½ cup oil in a pan
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5

Add 60g chopped shallots and 30g minced garlic
Add 60g chopped shallots and 30g minced garlic
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6

Stir fry on low till shallots turn translucent
Stir fry on low till shallots turn translucent
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7

Add drained chye poh,
Add drained chye poh,
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8

½ tsp white pepper,
½ tsp white pepper,
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9

2 tbsp. sugar,
2 tbsp. sugar,
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10

And ¼ tbsp. dark soya sauce
And ¼ tbsp. dark soya sauce
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11

Mix evenly and cook for another 5 mins till sugar to dissolve
Mix evenly and cook for another 5 mins till sugar to dissolve
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12

Rice cake
Rice cake
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13

Add 150g rice flour to a large bowl
Add 150g rice flour to a large bowl
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14

Add 15g wheat flour, 1 tsp salt, 2 tbsp. oil,
Add 15g wheat flour, 1 tsp salt, 2 tbsp. oil,
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15

Mix in 400ml water till you get a smooth batter
Mix in 400ml water till you get a smooth batter
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16

Add 400ml boiling water as you stir constantly
Add 400ml boiling water as you stir constantly
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17

Transfer batter to double boiler and stir till the batter starts to thicken as it cooks
Transfer batter to double boiler and stir till the batter starts to thicken as it cooks
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18

Once the batter thicken enough to coat the side, pour batter into moulds
Once the batter thicken enough to coat the side, pour batter into moulds
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19

Steam for 20 mins in the steamer
Steam for 20 mins in the steamer
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20

Once done, let it set for 10mins
Once done, let it set for 10mins
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21

Remove rice cake from moulds with a satay stick or small spatula
Remove rice cake from moulds with a satay stick or small spatula
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22

Serve with chye poh
Serve with chye poh
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