Tokneneng Recipe a famous Filipino street food

June 8, 2012 (Last Updated: July 12, 2016)

How to cook the famous Filipino street food Tokneneng

Tokneneng Recipe is a hard boiled chicken eggs, dipped in orange colored batter and deep fried in oil.  Tokneneng is a very popular, inexpensive, easy to prepare and extremely addictive street food found throughout the Philippines.  Its perfect dip is vinegar with crushed garlic and chopped red chili.

Tokneneng is traditionally made with chicken or duck eggs, while Kwek kwek is made with quail eggs or “itlog ng pugo”.

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Tokneneng Ingredients

  • 6 pieces chicken eggs, hard boiled
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup annatto seeds (atsuete)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups Canola cooking oil

Tokneneng Cooking Instructions:

  • Remove the egg shells and Dry the boiled chicken eggs then set aside.
  • Combine in container the cornstarch, all-purpose flour, salt, and pepper then mix thoroughly.
  • Dilute the annatto seeds in water until the reddish color comes out. Combine the liquid with the flour-salt-pepper mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Put the boiled chicken eggs in the mixing bowl and coat with the batter.
  • Heat the pan and pour the cooking oil.
  • When the oil is hot enough, deep-fry the eggs until the coating is crispy. Use a serving spoon to scoop the eggs from the mixing bowl.
  • Remove the fried eggs from the pan and place in a serving plate.
  • Serve with vinegar or sweet chili sauce.

Here’s the cooked Tokneneng


Here’s the ready to serve Tokneneng Recipe

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    Emmerey Rose Sarona

    June 11, 2012 at 6:56 am

    i love eating tokneneng or kwek-kwek! 🙂

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