My mom’s secret recipe on “moi te”

I believe that not many people ever try “moi te”. For those who haven’t got an opportunity to taste the “moi te”, let me introduce it to you. Actually “moi te” is a kind of rice fritters made by ingredients like steamed rice, dried prawns, tapioca flour, etc…..I’m not sure where or how my mom learned about it, or maybe she discovered the method by herself. Any how, since my mom’s cooking experience is about half decade, I strongly believe that she has added her own secret ingredients on the “moi te” to make it tastes more delicious. All my family members, and our neighbours like it very much. Oishidesne!

Here, I would like to share with you my mom’s secret recipe on “moi te”. Kindly take note that my mom is more to “qualitative” rather than “quantitative”. Hence, I’m not able to share with you the quantity of each ingredients, as my mom never measure it before. She is based on her 50-years cooking experience to determine the ratio for each ingredients to taste the best. Feel sorry if you cannot follow.

“moi te” – Rice Fritters

Steamed rice

(A) Mixed together and sieved

  • Rice flour
  • Tapioca flour
  • Water


  • Salt to taste
  • Dash of pepper

Ingredients (B)

  • Dried prawns, soaked and chopped coarsely
  • Shallots, sliced
  • Garlic, chopped

1. Heat 4 tbsp oil and saute shallots till crisp. Remove and leave the oil in the wok. Fry the chopped garlic, add dried prawns and saute till fragrant.

2. Mix ingredient (A), ingredient (B), seasoning and steam rice. Mix well to combine until mixture turns sticky like dough.

3. Heat enough oil in the wok. Divide mixture into small portions and make into balls. Fry in the wok. Flatten the balls become fritters. Fry the fritters until golden brown and crispy.

4. Continue to make as many fritters as possible. Remove the fritters from the wok and drain on a wire mesh.

5. Best served with chili sauce.


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