Muah Chee (Sticky Glutinous Snack)

I used to love walking around pasar malam (night market) stalls when I was a kiddy and would get all excited knowing one is coming to our neighbourhood. But somehow as I grow older and get to travel around, I find that the pasar malam stalls in the local scene are not as vibrant as those overseas. Ours are usually on a much smaller scale and tend to be mobile, shuttering between different neighbourhoods. Whereas places like Taiwan and Bangkok works on a bigger scale, are fixed on locations and has a more colourful backdrop in comparison. 
The food too, in the local night markets are pretty restricted, probably due to strict hygiene reasons. Furthermore, with the warm humid weather, night market is probably not the best place to enjoy while shopping here.  But there’s a certain food that I will not miss when going on a pasar malam tour here. It’s the Muah Chee ! Also known as the sticky glutinuous snack.
I was in Chinatown on a Sunday evening and browsing through the night market stalls where I saw a small pack of these going at $2 each. Gosh, I could jolly well make one whole lot of it myself with the same amount ! Look at how chewy and soft the texture is when it’s freshly made, kept warm and ready to serve !
Probably I am one of those who always shared the thinking whereby the pasture is greener on the other side. But somehow, many people whom I spoke to recently have changed my thoughts slightly. I guess I should be appreciated by the greenery, the safety and convenience of the little island that we are in even though we are not as liberal and vibrant as the other cities. ^-^
Muah Chee (Sticky Glutinous Snack)
  ~recipe adapted from Hot Favorites Kueh
   Ingredients :
   150g glutinous rice flour
   30g tapioca starch
   3/4 cup water
   30g sugar
   1 cup peanuts (grinded)    Method : 
   1. Sift glutinous rice flour and tapioca starch, combine with water to mix well.
  2. Place in a mould which has been brushed with oil. Place in the steamer to steam over medium heat for about 15 mins.
  3. While it is still warm, place it into a plastic bag and add sugar. Knead till the texture is chewy.
  4. Then tear into small pieces and coat with grinded peanuts.


  1. One of my favorite childhood snacks. :)

  2.  hehe..mine too !!

  3. It's been years since I last had this….one of my favourites! Love it with lots of peanuts!

  4. i can easily get this from a stall in nearby kopi shop, never think to make my own..maybe one day..Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. love these! i rarely go to the pasar malam here cos it's overly crowded..i guess most of the people here go there for food rather than other stuffs..i wouldnt say that the pasar malam is dirty but just that each time i go there, i find that i have to squeeze myself to walk through..nice muah chee you got here!

  6. Last  year I went to Taiwan, and yup I agreed with you they have a bigger scale and fixed pasar malam,more hygenic like  Miao Kou in Keelung ,but they do also have a smaller scale pasar malam like ours. They selling cloths, foods, games…….just like ours. BTW, you muah chee looks gorgeous, would like to try to make this:)

  7. Hi Joyce, your muah chee look good. That's remind me I haven't  make this for long time. ;)Have a great week ahead.

  8.  Hihi Amelia, Thanks !! Yeah, it's a long forgotten childhood snack, isn't it?…

  9. Hi Cindyensia, yeah the night markets in Taiwan are really nice to visit, especially when it's winter and the weather is cooling and you won't feel grouchy or anything coz there is no sweaty humid arms that you need to brush against. :) And thanks for your compliments too !!

  10. Lena…How I wish we can have winter nights, especially when we go through pasar malam crowds.. at least we will not feel too grouchy, sweaty or heaty when we need to rub shoulders against each other.. Haha !

  11.  No problem, nasi lemak lover. It's also a last minute inspiration for me to make these. :)

  12.  Hihi Fern, it's great with lotsa lotsa peanuts, isnt it..

  13. Hi Joyce, We share the same first name, and obviously we share the love for food!  :) Thank you for visiting my blog.  Lovely space you got here, muah chee are my kids favourite! I would usually buy these at the morning wet market near my place. Not my favourite snack food but my hubby and kids love these!  I should perhaps try to make some one day! Have a nice day!

  14. Hihi Joyce from Kitchen flavours !! People of the same name share the same passion yeah !!.. Thanks for your compliments !! I used to like it alot too when I was a kid… So I just thought it will be good to rekindle back some childhood memories by making these muah chee now..

  15. Hi Joyce! I loove Muah Chee, really reminds me of childhood! hahaha, love your pics! -SimplyBakes

  16.  Thanks Simplybakes !!

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