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Home-based business idea: How to cook kwek-kwek

One of the most popular types of street food across the country is comprised of quail eggs with unique and tasty coating. If you want to learn how to cook kwek-kwek for the home-based food cart you are planning to put up, here’s how.
By Entrepreneur Staff |

For the sauce:

•    ½ cups water
•    ½ cups banana ketchup
•    ¼ cup white sugar
•    ¼ cups white vinegar
•    1/8 teaspoon iodized salt
•    2 tablespoons cooking oil
•    4 cloves of garlic, smashed
•    ½  medium onion, thinly sliced
•    1 tablespoons of cornstarch or cassava flour



  1. Fill a sauce pan with tap water.  Add in the quail eggs then boil for about 5 minutes.  Let it cool.
  2. Peel quail eggs. Set aside.
  3. Fill a sauce pan or a wok with enough cooking oil for deep frying.  Heat.
  4. In a mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the coating batter.  Blend  until smooth. 
  5. Transfer eggs to the batter.  Roll and cover eggs completely in batter.
  6. Test oil if it’s already hot enough.  Using two teaspoons, carefully drop each coated egg in oil.  Be careful not to overcrowd.  Fry until crisp, around 3 minutes. Drain.


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together, water, banana ketchup, white sugar, white vinegar, and iodized salt. Set aside.
  2. Coat the bottom of the pan with oil.  Add in the garlic.  Fry until fragrant.
  3. Add the onions.  Cook until transparent.
  4. Set aside about ¼ c of the sauce mixture.  Add in the rest with the garlic and onions.  Let it boil.
  5. Mix corn starch or cassava flour in the ¼ c sauce mixture.  Pour into the rest of the boiling sauce.  Stir while adding.
  6. Cook until the sauce turns transparent.