Sunday, 16 August 2015

Wa Ko Kueh

Wa Koh Kueh is a old school and childhood favourite kueh. This  soft rice cakes are often eaten with grated coconut and orange sugar. The process of making these treats are quite laborious because we need to ferment the cooked rice with 'Jiu Bing' or ' Wine Biscuits' for 48 hours before adding in other ingredients to steam in little teacups. It's worth all the effort when you see all the little cuties smiling at you.

Wa Ko Kueh

Ingredients (A)

1 bowl cooked rice
1 tsp jiu bing


Put the cooked rice in a container and sprinkle the tsp of jiu bing on the top. Let it ferment for 48 hours.
Place in a hot area and do not open.

Ingredients ( B)

100 gms rice flour mix with 3 tbsp of water into a half dry dough.
30 gms plain flour
50ml boiling water
100 gms sugar
60ml ice cream soda/ sprite
1/2 tsp baking powder


Grind the fermented rice in a blender, add in the sugar and stir till dissolved.
Use a whisk and stir in the flour follow by the half dry rice flour.
Stir till all ingredients are combined.
Pour in the boiling water and stir evenly.
Strain the mixture and leave aside in a warm place for 1 - 3 hours.
After that add in ice cream soda and baking powder, mix well.
Divide into 3 bowls and add colouring of your choice.
Pour into teacups (steam in the steamer first) till full and steam for 15 - 20 mins)
Cool before serving with grated coconut and orange sugar.


  1. hi, Lucinda sifu may i know what is jiu bing n where can i get it ,love your recipe thk u.

    1. Hi Grace. You can buy jiu ping from Chinese medical hall. Jiu ping is for fermenting the rice. Thank you.

  2. Hi Lucinda sifu. I made the wa ko kueh using yr recipe, huat a little. The porcelain cups steamed first on the pan, then poured dough mixture direct onto cups. How you unmould? My kueh stick leh. Not nice looking but I think slightly better than pasar malam ones.

    1. Hi Mui Tiang. First press kueh away from moulds and slowly unmould. Should comes out easily.Did you filled cups till full. Thanks for feedback.

  3. Hi Lucinda, May I know if need to wait till the cooked rice is cooled before sprinkle the jiu bing?

  4. Can you post a picture of the Jiu Ping. I wonder whether we have them here. Usually, I will take a picture of the particular post and bring to Asia grocery store to ask them whether they sell this Jiu Ping.