Tuesday 18 February 2014

Home Made Muah Chee

Muah Chee is one of my favourite childhood snacks. Eating this brings back memories of my grandparents who would buy this from the market for just fifty cents many decades ago! These days a small pack of Muah Chee can cost S$2 to S$3. I've stopped buying it outside now that I've discovered how easy it is to make. 

It's simply a mixture of glutinous rice flour, water, sugar, salt steamed into a paste and then coated generously with grated peanuts, sugar and sesame seeds. My daughters were asking for a snack that day, so I whipped this up in just a few minutes (plus 20 mins of steaming time). 

The secret of great tasting Muah Chee is really the shallot oil which added a unique flavour to the snack. It takes effort to make shallot oil but its really worth the trouble. I love the combination of the chewy dough with the crunchy peanuts. Simply addictive.

Home Made Muah Chee (Serves 4 to 6)
Recipe from Sunflower Food Galore


Dough batter:
  • 200 g glutinous rice or sticky rice flour
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • 0.5 tsp of salt
  • 250 ml water
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil or shallot oil*
  • 1 tsp of oil or shallot oil for brushing the cooked dough
Peanut mixture:
  • 150 g roasted peanuts
  • 40 g dry roasted sesame
  • 75 g sugar
 To make shallot oil, thinly sliced one or two shallots. Fry with 2 parts the oil to 1 part shallot till golden brown.

  • Make the peanut mix by putting peanuts, sesame and sugar in a food processor and blitz to a fine mixture (or buy ready-made)
  • Mix the dough batter ingredients together. Pour into a deep dish and steam for about 25 minutes. Test the center to make sure it is cooked through before taking it out of the steamer.
  • Brush the dough with a little oil. Leave to cool down slightly.
  • Spread the peanut mix on a tray. Scoop small pieces of the dough onto the peanut mix then toss to thoroughly coat them. Can press the dough pieces lightly to coat with more peanut mix. Ready to enjoy.


  1. I made muah chee before, so I know how delicious these are!

  2. In fact, I have all ingredients ready, hopefully I am able to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing.

  3. These look like a delicious snacks ! A bit like our palitaw back home but the dough is boiled not steamed :D

  4. I love to discover new foods on your blog! I have never seen this before, it looks ever so tasty!! Those gorgeous little bites of goodness. Thank you for this recipe. Bookmarking.

  5. Mich, I have made this before, yours really tempted me !! This is delicious!

  6. Hi Mich,

    I didn't know that muah chee is so expensive these day... $3 for just a snack!!! Singapore's living standard is getting a little crazy...

    I wonder if I can make only 1/4 amount of this recipe... The full amount will be too much for just me and my son to finish :p


    1. I think you can make about half.... 1/4 would be quite little!

  7. I love muah chee, especially this one coated with peanuts...I cannot resist anything that uses glutinous rice flour...
    Have a great week Mich :D

  8. I love muah chee and I just got to try this out. Bookmarked!!

  9. I love muah chee too!! Bookmarked as well

  10. My Kids love this muah chee, i should try this out!
    Thank for sharing

  11. Oh my goodness, Mich! I love this kueh too. Absolutely enjoy the chewy-chewy texture :)

  12. Muah chee is so delicious, I love this recipe :D

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  13. Muah chee mush chee, I also love to eat, but only when I have become older now. When I was young, I seldom touched kuih. My taste buds only changed since I started my blog & have been leaving here for a long time.

  14. Lovin sticky rice all the way, i used to order this once i saw it on the dimsum menu...
    my grandma used to amde this with palm sugar for the glutinous rice,
    nice photographed too!!!

  15. I've never tried it but the salty/sweet combo sounds so good!

  16. I have never had this cheese snack before, but it looks really tasty! I love figuring out how to make things like this at home. Nice job!

  17. I have no doubt at all that I'd looooooove these snacks - they look and sound wonderful!
    I'm going to look for glutinous rice

  18. This is a great snack which I love too.

  19. Oh wow, never knew it was that easy to make muah chee. Thanks a lot for this recipe, bookmarking it! :)

  20. Hi Mich, same experience I had too. Since then I make my own muah chee and they are better.

  21. OMG se ve muy delicioso me gusta,abrazos.

  22. Hi Mich! Happy New Year! Sorry haven't been dropping by lately! Hope all is well ;) Ooo I love muah Chee! I can eat it any time of the day, a big plate! Love yours, look do good, tempting me to make some again haha! Happy weekend my friend!

  23. Hi Mich,
    My kids love muah chee, but I am not a fan of muah chee! I sometimes buy it from the morning market during the weekends, and thought of making it lots of times! So many things to make! One of these days, I will! Thanks for sharing!

  24. I had never heard of it. But it sounds - and looks - great! :)

  25. Looks good & yummy! Love muah chee for snack ! YUM!

  26. Looks good! I know it tastes delicious too 'cos I had made this before:)

  27. Hi Mich, this is so good! Love it with lots of peanuts!

  28. I love muah chee too. I also buy muah chee from outside nowadays... really expensive!

  29. Homemade, and love the peanuts coating!! Must be so delicious!! <3

  30. Hi Mich, I love this too. I also don't buy from outside, prefer home made after all it's so easy. Yours look very nice.

    Best regards.

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