2 dozens boiled quail eggs and  peeled

1 dozen boiled eggs and peeled

1- 1 1/2 cup plain flour

1/2 to 3/4 cup cold water (add a few more drops when needed)

1 tsp. orange food colouring

1 1/2 tsp. salt (adjust according to your taste)

1 tsp. pepper

oil for frying

1/4 – 1/2 cup all purpose flour (for coating)


1. Combine all dry ingredients (except for the flour for coating) and mix it well.

2. Add cold water and stir well till smooth & lump free. You may need to add a few more drops of water if the batter is too thick.

3. Add food colouring, mix well till the colour is evenly distributed. Set aside.

4, Transfer the quail eggs & eggs one at a time into the flour and coat it well. Continue the procedure till all eggs are well coated.

5. Pre-heat a small sauce pan with cooking oil.

6. Transfer the coated eggs into the batter one a time and coat it evenly with the batter.

7. Once coated with batter, scoop the eggs using a spoon and transfer it into the pre-heated oil.

8. Fry for 2 minutes on a low heat on one side, then turn it over and continue to fry for another 2 minutes.

9. Transfer the fried kwek-kwek/tokneneng into a plate with kitchen towel to absorb excess oil. Continue the procedure till all eggs are cooked.

10. Best serve with pinakurat na suka or vinegar with mince garlic & onion. Enjoy!