Muah Chee is a Chinese traditional rice cake snacks made from glutinous rice flour. It is very similar to japanese mochi. Both of them are made using glutinous rice flour. The different is that muah chee uses long grain glutinous rice flour while mochi uses short grain glutinous rice flour.
Muah chee itself has no taste therefore it is usually coated with peanuts and sugar mixture. You can also replace ground peanuts with white or black sesame seeds. This will give you three different choice of flavours.
In these days, muah chee is no longer just sold in plain but there are so many different flavours such as pandan, mango, lychee and many more to choose from. However, in this recipe I would just stick to the traditional plain flavour.
If you have not tasted it before then I would highly recommend you to try it out. You won’t regret. Without further ado let’s move on to the recipe and get started. 🙂
Muah Chee Recipe
- 50 g ground peanuts
- 30 g sugar
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 10 g corn flour
- 120 g glutinous rice flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 200 ml water
- In a small bowl, mix ground peanuts and sugar. Use a small spoon to gently stir it so that it mix evenly.
- Add all ingredients (B) in a mixing bowl. With a spoon, stir the mixture to form a batter. Continue to stir the batter until salt dissolves.
- Now, pour the batter into a plate and steam it for 15 minutes. You can use a toothpick to check if the batter is ready. If the toothpick is clean when removed then muah chee dough is ready.
- Next step is to stir the muah chee dough thoroughly to make it springy. You either use a pair of chopsticks or a fork to do that. This is an important step, please do not skip.
- Lastly, cut the dough into bite-sized and coat it with sugar and peanuts mixture. Serve immediately while it is still warm.