Traditional Chinese Food Recipes That Are Easy To Make And Fail-Proof

Who doesn't know Cakwe, a snack that is often found at street vendors or those surrounded by odading. Well, cakwe itself is a traditional Chinese food. Cakwe in the Hokkien dialect means "fried ghost". Pinyin Ghost: You Zha Gui). This name has a close relationship with the origin of this small but full of historical value food.

Cakwe himself became popular during the Song Dynasty, starting from the death of General Yue Fei who was famous for his nationalism. The general died due to slander from Prime Minister Qin Hui.

To make cakwe is not too difficult. Curious? Come on, see the recipe and how to make it below.

Materials needed


1 tsp yeast

3 tbsp warm water (warm, not hot)

Other Ingredients:

250 gr of flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon of baking soda

100 ml of warm water

1 teaspoon of salt

7 grams of vegetable oil

How to make cakwe

1. Make the starting material. Mix yeast with sugar, add lukewarm water (not hot, not cold) stir briefly then let stand for 10 minutes until bubbles come out.

2. Put the other ingredients into the main ingredient, stir until it doesn't stick to your hands or is smooth. Then cover the dough with a damp cloth or plastic wrap. Wait about 90 minutes.

3. After 90 minutes, flatten the dough. Coat the surface of the dough with flour so it doesn't stick. After rolling, cut the dough into squares. Then cut lengthwise 1 knuckle wide. Divide the dough that has been cut lengthwise into 2, then press the center of the dough using a skewer but don't break it. Do the same for the other dough. Stack dough 1 and dough 2, then press the center again.

4. Prepare the hot oil, then pull the dough that was formed earlier, pull it lengthwise, then put it into the oil. Fry using medium heat.

5. Turn the dough back and forth, so that it cooks evenly. Fry until golden yellow. Then lift and drain.

Make it easy to make cakwe..

Thank you and I hope this article can be useful. Good luck!