Little treats every now and then are the best comfort food. A bowl of chicken soup, a plate of chocolate-covered cupcakes, or even a cup of noodles – these dishes work wonders.
Southeast Asian cuisine has its own delights when it comes to comfort food. Chinese cuisine and Malaysian cuisine, in particular, have the best light snacks in the world. But of late, Straits cuisine has popularised itself in the world of comfort food with the delicious dish – Muah Chee.
Sold on roadside stalls by vendors in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and China, Muah Chee is a dish that plates up glutinous rice balls coated with peanuts, sesame seeds and sugar. The glutinous rice flour helps enhance the flavours of the peanuts and sesame seeds, making Muah Chee a must-try dish for peanut lovers.It’s an easy enough dish to make.
Here is a 10 minute Muah Chee recipe for you to try at home.
150 g roasted peanuts
40 g dry roasted sesame
75 g sugar
200 g glutinous 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 for brushing the cooked dough
1. Make peanut mix by dry blending peanuts, sesame and sugar in a food processor. You will get a fine mixture.
2. Mix the dough batter ingredients together and pour into a deep dish and steam for 20 minutes. Test the centre to make sure it is cooked before taking it out of the steamer.
3. Brush the dough with the oil and leave it to cool.
4. Spread the peanut mix on a tray. Scoop small pieces of the dough onto the peanut mix and toss to thoroughly coat them.
5. Plate and serve. Muah Cee goes well with a cup of tea.
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