Soon Kueh
Traditional handmade rice skin stuffed with stir-fried bamboo shoots, turnip, dried prawns and mushrooms. A Teochew Soon Kueh recipe shared by Eddie Tan also know as Shiokman Eddie. In this recipe, the skin is almost transparent, and the fillings are packed with intense flavour.
Servings Prep Time
20 to 30pieces 1hour 45 minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
20 to 30pieces 1hour 45 minutes
Cook Time
  • 1kg turnipde-skin, bangkuang
  • 1 carrotde-skin
  • 600g bamboo shootcut into thin strips
  • 80g dried shiitake mushroomssoaked with 500ml hot water till it resumes it's form. Keep mushroom water to be used for cooking.
  • 150g dried shrimpssoaked
  • 8cloves garlicchopped
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • 1tbsp light soya sauce
  • ¾tsp white pepper
  • 300g rice flour
  • 130g tapioca flour
  • ½tsp salt
  • 600ml hot boiling water
  • tbsp vegetable oil
  • spring onionchopped
  • fried shallot
  • sambal chilli
  • sweet dark soy sauce
Step 1: Prepare the dough
  1. In the stand mixer, pour in rice flour, tapioca, salt and hot water. Attach the bread hook and mix till the dough forms.
  2. Pause the stand mixer, add in the vegetable oil and continue to mix the dough.
  3. Dough is ready when it’s smooth.
  4. Set aside to rest for at least an hour.
Step 2: Prepare and cook the filling
  1. On the stand mixer, attach the pro slicer / grater attachment. Shred turnip and carrot into thin strips.
  2. In a pan, heat up with oil. Fry minced garlic till fragrant. Add in soaked dried shrimps, fry till fragrant.
  3. Add in mushroom, bamboo shoots and 500ml mushroom water. Mix all ingredients well.
  4. Add in turnip and carrot. Keep stirring until turnip and bamboo shoots soften. Add in more water if it's too dry.
  5. Add in sugar, light soya sauce and pepper. Mix well, add in more seasoning as desired. Do not be tempted to add in too much seasoning as the taste of the filling will get richer after it cools down.
  6. Set aside to cool.
Step 3: Assemble the Soon Kueh
  1. Dust your hands and work station with tapioca flour. Grab 35g dough and flatten each piece into a thin layer.
  2. Place about 2 tbsp of filling onto the center of the Soon Kueh.
  3. Fold and seal the ends.
Step 4: Steam the Soon Kueh and serve
  1. Line the steamer with parchment paper. Brush a layer of oil on it.
  2. Place the Soon Kueh into the steamer and steam for 10 mins. Brush a layer of oil on the steamed Soon Kueh to give it a little shine.
  3. Drizzle sweet sauce and garnish with spring onions and fried shallot. Now it is ready to be served!