Soon Kueh

Breakfast
Seafood
Sides/Snacks

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

32

Soon Kueh is a popular Teochew snack that can be found in most hawker centres. It was originally made with bamboo shoots, Chinese turnip, dried Chinese mushrooms and dried shrimps for the “umami”. To simplify the dish, we decided to leave out bamboo shoots.
Think the pastry skin is daunting to make? Fret not, cos we have come up with an easy to follow recipe. The key is actually to rest the dough for a minimum of 30 minutes. 32 pieces of soon kueh might seem like a lot, but we assure you it will be gone faster than you know it!
#themeatmensg #simple #delicious #soonkueh

Steps

1

Cut 800g Chinese turnip and 100g carrots into thin batons.
Cut 800g Chinese turnip and 100g carrots into thin batons.
Mark as completed

2

Soak 30g mushrooms and 20g black fungus, then slice thinly.
Soak 30g mushrooms and 20g black fungus, then slice thinly.
Mark as completed

3

Coarse chop 70g dried shrimp.
Coarse chop 70g dried shrimp.
Mark as completed

4

Heat up 3 tbsp oil. Add dried shrimp and stir fry until fragrant.
Heat up 3 tbsp oil. Add dried shrimp and stir fry until fragrant.
Mark as completed

5

Add 30g minced garlic, sliced mushrooms and black fungus. Stir fry for a minute.
Add 30g minced garlic, sliced mushrooms and black fungus. Stir fry for a minute.
Mark as completed

6

Add in Chinese turnips and carrots. Give it a stir or two before glazing with 2 tbsp Shaoxing wine.
Add in Chinese turnips and carrots. Give it a stir or two before glazing with 2 tbsp Shaoxing wine.
Mark as completed

7

Season with 2 tbsp oyster sauce, ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp white pepper.
Season with 2 tbsp oyster sauce, ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp white pepper.
Mark as completed

8

Transfer to bowl and set aside to cool.
Transfer to bowl and set aside to cool.
Mark as completed

9

Whisk together 125g rice flour, 125g wheat starch, ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp sugar.
Whisk together 125g rice flour, 125g wheat starch, ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp sugar.
Mark as completed

10

Using a pair of chopsticks slowly stir in 500 ml hot water into the flour mixture until a dough ball is formed. Cover with a damp tea towel and let it rest for 30 minutes.
Using a pair of chopsticks slowly stir in 500 ml hot water into the flour mixture until a dough ball is formed. Cover with a damp tea towel and let it rest for 30 minutes.
Mark as completed

11

After 30 minutes, place the dough on a flour board, kneading it to form a non sticky dough. Cut into 2 portions. Cover with damp tea towel.
After 30 minutes, place the dough on a flour board, kneading it to form a non sticky dough. Cut into 2 portions. Cover with damp tea towel.
Mark as completed

12

Roll a portion of the dough into a long cylinder. Cut each portion into 30g balls. Cover with damp tea towel.
Roll a portion of the dough into a long cylinder. Cut each portion into 30g balls. Cover with damp tea towel.
Mark as completed

13

Flatten each dough ball to 3mm thickness. Cut it into 4 inch round. Flour it tapioca starch to prevent it from sticking to the board or rolling pin.
Flatten each dough ball to 3mm thickness. Cut it into 4 inch round. Flour it tapioca starch to prevent it from sticking to the board or rolling pin.
Mark as completed

14

Place 1 tbsp of the filling, fold it to a semi circle and seal it by crimping the edges close.
Place 1 tbsp of the filling, fold it to a semi circle and seal it by crimping the edges close.
Mark as completed

15

Place Soon Kueh on an oiled steaming dish.
Place Soon Kueh on an oiled steaming dish.
Mark as completed

16

Steam for 10 minutes. Brush a little oil over the cooked soon kueh to prevent them from sticking to one another. Serve with sweet dark sauce or chilli sauce.
Steam for 10 minutes. Brush a little oil over the cooked soon kueh to prevent them from sticking to one another. Serve with sweet dark sauce or chilli sauce.
Mark as completed

More of what you like. Bookmark these recipes.

Beef
Breakfast
Mains
Western
Breakfast
Sides/Snacks
Breakfast
Sides/Snacks
Vegetarian
Cocktails
Party
Seafood
Sides/Snacks
Breakfast
Leafy
Mains
Microwave
Chinese
Mains
Noodles
One-pot
Seafood
Fusion
Mains
Pasta
Seafood
Breakfast
Poultry
Sides/Snacks