Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Singapore - Chwee Kueh 水粿

Springy and moist round soft rice cakes in little cups topped with bits of preserved radish (chai po) fried to perfection with garlic, soy and some herbs. To top it off, it is served with the best tasting chilli sauce with “Hei Bee” (small shrimps) added and fried with the chilli.

Chwee kueh (or chwee kway) (Chinese: 水粿; Pinyin: shuǐ guǒ) is a type of steamed rice cake, a cuisine of Singapore. Chwee kueh in Hokkien literally means "water rice cake".
To make chwee kueh, rice flour and water are mixed together to form a slightly viscous mixture. They are then placed in small cup-shaped containers that look like saucers and steamed, forming a characteristic bowl-like shape when cooked. The rice cakes are topped with diced preserved radish and served with chilli sauce. Chwee kueh is a popular breakfast item in Singapore.

Note: Thank you to Wikipedia for the description.