Let's Talk About Kwek-Kwek


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Let's Talk About column answers your most perplexing questions about a certain topic. Feel free to contact me for suggestions on topics.
Hey! Welcome to the blog where I talk about all things food. Whether I forced you to visit this site or you were just curious as to why I put in such a "unique" blog title I hope you enjoy and keep reading.
To start things off lets talk about the kwek-kwek, what else? So let's answer all your questions about this delicacy.
[![](http://vanillakwekkwek.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/dsc0660y.jpg?w=300 "dsc0660y")](http://vanillakwekkwek.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/dsc0660y.jpg) > Image courtesy of Jason Dy> **What is exactly is kwek-kwek?** > Kwek-kwek is one of the most common street foods available in the Philippines. It's a boiled quaill egg coated in an orange batter. (Food coloring of course). It's deep fried until golden brown or until the vendor decides to take it out of the pan. > ** > What's the difference between kwek-kwek and tokneneng?** > According to my google searches, the main difference seems to be that kwek-kwek is made from quiall eggs and tokneneng is made from chicken eggs. > **Is it really true that one Kwek-kwek is equivalent to 3/8 regular eggs?** > The old myth that moms tell you. Apparently there's some truth to it. > Let's look at this comparison. > Calories > Chicken 147 Quail 158 > Saturated Fat > Chicken 3.1g Quail 3.6g > Cholesterol > Chicken 423mg Quail 844mg > Protein > chicken 12.6g Quail 13.1g > More or less they're equal on other words you'd find in the nutritional facts. > -Per 100grams or about two non-genetically modified chicken eggs > -[This chart is from some random person in yahoo answer](http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070409030315AAuApql). They maybe totally false. > So with that in mind, its twice the cholesterol. Oh the cholesterol is only found in the yolk. It's also good cholesterol. Contrary to popular belief and according to some ad in Mercury DrugStrore, Doctors say that eating one egg a day is good for you. Just like with everything else. Eat in moderation. > **What should I watch out for when eating kwek-kwek?** > If you want to be on the safe side then don't eat it from street vendors since you can get all sorts of nasty bacteria oh and don't even think about dipping it in the dip-all-you-can jars filled with things you can't imagine. > **I want to try kwek-kwek but I'm afraid, What should I do?** > Lucky for you I have a recipe. So go make some yourself! > Recipe: > [http://www.pinoyrecipe.net/kwek-kwek-recipe-tukneneng/](http://www.pinoyrecipe.net/kwek-kwek-recipe-tukneneng/ "Reciper Number 1") > [http://panlasangpinoy.com/2009/09/07/pinoy-street-food-orange-egg-tokneneng-qwek-kwek-kwek-recipe/](http://panlasangpinoy.com/2009/09/07/pinoy-street-food-orange-egg-tokneneng-%20%20qwek-kwek-kwek-recipe/) > Or if you prefer video > > With that my first post ends. If you have more questions. Feel free to put a comment here.