Muah Chee 101 – Boil, Microwave, Pan-fry & Steam

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Muah Chee (From top left, clockwise] – Using the steam, pan-fry, boil & microwave cooking methods.

We wrote on how to make muah chee in 10 minutes using the microwave previously and we received quite a few questions from readers asking whether it’s possible to make muah chee using other cooking methods.

We tried various cooking methods (i.e. steam, pan-fry & boil) to make muah chee in this post.

First and foremost, prepare the mixture using the following recipe.

Ingredients – Serves 4 (read: Similar to 3 packets of muah chee sold in pasar malam)
- 120g glutinous rice flour
- 180ml water
- 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
- 150g of peanut/sugar mix

METHOD 1. STEAM

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I placed the bowl of mixture in boiling water and steamed it for 7 minutes.  The outcome is a solid sticky white paste.

Steam method – SUCCESS

METHOD 2. BOIL

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I poured the mixture in the boiling water. The white gluey paste formed in about 3 seconds (almost like egg whites). The paste was too soft and watery. It does not have the chewy muah chee texture.

Boil method – FAILURE

METHOD 3. Pan- Fry
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I poured the mixture onto the hot non-stick pan. The white paste formed after 10 seconds - again the outcome is a solid sticky white paste.

Pan-fry method – SUCCESS

METHOD 4. MICROWAVE

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Still my preferred method. :) It just takes 3.5 minutes in the microwave.

Microwave method – SUCCESS

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Cut the sticky paste into small cubes and coat them well with the peanut/sugar mix.

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So which cooking method produces the best muah chee?

It’s a tie between the microwave and steam methods. Both cooking styles produced a solid chewy paste which is ideal for making muah chee.

The boiled method is a disaster. The outcome is hardly edible – soft and lifeless.

Verdict – There are many different methods to make muah chee and none of them took more than 10 minutes. So…. make your own muah chee today! :)

P.S. You can get black sesame powder in Shine Korea Supermarket to replace the peanut/sugar mix!

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10 Responses to Muah Chee 101 – Boil, Microwave, Pan-fry & Steam

  1. Yummy! says:

    I think you can change the peanut powder to soybean powder and add sugar to make it a Japanese style

  2. Diana says:

    Hi! I would like to noe which goes first , the oil or the water to the flour? Thx!

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  4. Zura says:

    Is it castor sugar?

  5. chloe says:

    Hi, I couldn’t get peanut with sugar. What if I mixed sugar with glutinous rice flour and water, how much spoons or cup of sugar should I put in? :) Thanks for replying.

  6. Evon says:

    Mine is a microwave oven… will it works the same??

  7. Tony Lee says:

    Must it be glutinous rice flour only?
    Can use normal rice flour?

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