Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Chwee Kuih (Steam Rice Pudding Hawker Style).

Here is a simple recipe for steamed rice pudding (chwee kuih) to those new kakis or students who are feeling homesick and want a taste of hawker's food.

You need:

Rice pudding:
1 cup rice long grain rice powder.
3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup Dried Pickled Raddish
1/2 small onion
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons oil


1. Chop onion finely.

2. Chop pickled raddish finely.

3. Mix rice powder with water. Pour mixture into pan and stir continually for 3 minutes over low heat. Stir continually so that rice paste won't stick to pan and burn.

4. Spoon rice paste into teacups. Steam over high heat for 20 minutes.

5. Heat pan and add 2 tablespoons oil. Stir-fry onion until golden brown , add radiish and stir fry until fragrant.

6. Carefully remove cooked rice pudding from teacup and garnish with radish.


  1. good timing of this recipe..just when I about to make did you know I am looking for this..haha!

  2. Hi Danny,
    I must have known by telepathy..Haha

  3. u all the food genius haha

  4. mipela tink hem gutpera kaikai.

  5. Hem nau, bai yumi tasol save dispela toktok. Tenyu tru long sapotim blog bilong mi. Bai mi tu writim piggin long blog b'long yu. Bai ologeta man na meri no save watnem mipela rait na ting mipela fany tru. Haha.

  6. English, please? :)

  7. Sorry, I was carried away. Because I have no chance to speak or use the Piggin English since coming back from Papua New Guinea. Haha

  8. i buy the rice powder already. tomrrow will try to make this

  9. Hi Anonymous,
    I 'm sure you will enjoy your homemade chwee kuih. Tell us about the result.


  10. Hi Uncle Phil
    Will the mixture turn glue like within 3min or we need to make sure it turn glue like before scooping it into the individual cup to be steam? Sharon

  11. Hi Sharon,
    You have to keep stiring the rice mixture over low heat and make sure that the mixture turns paste-like before placing them in the cup and steamed. Hope you enjoy your own homemade chwee kuih.

  12. Hi Uncle Phil
    Thank you for your reply.
    I give a recipe for salted Veggie (Stir fried them with Pork belly & have it with 2 bowl of rice ^__^). As for Chwee Kueh, U can eat it with Hey Bee Hiam ^__*. Cheers...Sharon

  13. Hi Sharon,
    Tks for your contibution. I am sure it is yummy.