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Ban Chien Kueh

Rising Dough:

2 tsp dry yeast
180g plain flour
300ml water

Method: Mix dissolved yeast with the plain flour and water and leave to rise for 5 to 8 hrs.


450g plain flour
110 tapioca flour
90g sugar
500ml water
2 eggs
2 tsp alkaline water
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1.  Sieve plain flour and tapioca flour together into a mixing bowl.
2.  Add in the sugar, bicarbonate of soda, alkaline water and eggs.
3.  Add water gradually and stir until combined then add risen dough and mix well. Cover and keep batter aside for 1-2 hours.
4.  Heat a brass mould or a non-stick pan. Pour a thin layer of batter onto heated, greased mould and spread batter to form a round thin pancake.  Sprinkle with a bit of sugar, cover and cook over medium low  heat until cooked. Sprinkle with coconut or peanut fillings, fold kueh over and remove from mould.

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October 14th, 2008 Posted by | Desserts and Snacks | 5 comments


  1. Hello Rose,

    So happy to find new postings at your website again!!! Ban Chien Kueh is one of my favorite hawker treats. Tried making it myself a couple of times but with no success. I will certainly try your recipe when I get the chance again. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes…God Bless and Good Health…Elizabeth.

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    Comment by Elizabeth | October 15, 2008

  2. May I know where to buy alkaline water?

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    Comment by Paiuline | July 8, 2009

  3. thanks ,I finally found it.I shall give it a try before I market it commercially

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    Comment by tctan | July 12, 2009

  4. In your Ban Chien Kueh recipe require alkaline water. Can it be omitted?
    Thank you

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    Comment by Mary | March 19, 2011

  5. I have once bought a bottle of alkaline water and after using just a little of it in one of my cooking, the whole dish had a bitter taste. How does the alkaline water help to improve the recipe? Is it a necessity? Please advise.

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    Comment by Alice | September 23, 2011

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