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Kwek-kwek on the quick

It’s called· Kwek kwek or Orange eggs tempura-like street food. A Kwek-Kwek is boiled quail eggs coated with an orange batter and deep-fried until the batter is crispy. It’s also called tokneneng, where chicken eggs are used.

In the southern part of the Philippines it is called Kwek-Kwek although chicken eggs are used.

Kwek-Kwek is sold in the streets in the Philippines especially late in the afternoon and in the evenings. A very popular snack and favorite of many, Kwek-Kwek often comes with various dips like sweet and sour, or spicy for the daring palates. A lot if people eat Kwek-Kwek not only as a snack but as the main meal too with rice.

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