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Shakoy Recipe

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How to cook Shakoy

Shakoy Recipe is a native delicacy and an all-time favorite afternoon snack or merienda here in the Philippines. Shakoy is a kind of twisted fried donuts coated with caramelized sugar and also called as “Lubid –Lubid” since it looks like a rope. These fried dough is a very affordable sweet treat often sold by street vendors and bake shops.

You may serve this with chocolate syrup paired with a cold beverage or even with hot coffee for breakfast. Shakoy have two versions, there’s the hard and crunchy and the softer one. Here is how to make this delightful Shakoy Recipe.

shakoy recipe

Shakoy Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour + extra for dusting
  • ¾ tbsp. yeast
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup oil, for frying
  • ¼ cup sugar

shakoy recipe prep

Shakoy Cooking Instructions:

  • In a bowl sift flour, add yeast and salt then mix well.
  • Make a well and pour the water in the center and mix until forms a dough.
  • Knead on a floured surface until smooth and form a ball. If the dough is too sticky just add a little flour and knead more until you get the right consistency.
  • Grease bowl with oil, place the dough and cover with cloth and let it rest for an hour to double the size. 
  • After rising, punch down the dough, knead and cut in a desired size evenly, then roll each piece into a long stick and twist.
  • Place on a baking tray and cover with cloth and let it rest for another hour to rise.
  • In a wok heat cooking oil in a medium heat, drop shakoy “lubid-lubid” by batches and fry until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels, drop in a bowl of sugar or cinnamon sugar is using one.
  • Mix to coat evenly and shake off excess sugar and serve.


shakoy recipe

Shakoy Recipe is one of the popular Filipino afternoon snacks or merienda.

shakoy recipe



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One Response

  1. Mhar Mg

    September 4th, 2014 at 4:30 pm


    I surely miss shakoy. When our neighbor makes them in the afternoon, almost all the kids in the neighborhood gather together and wait for newly fried shakoy to buy. :)

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