Kueh Pie Tee with Chinese leeks served during Chinese New Year


I have specially added shredded Chinese leeks to the ingredients for Kueh Pie Tee for this Chinese New Year.

Serving Chinese leeks is an auspicious symbol of wealth (lots of money to count) in the coming year.

Some may wonder what is “Kueh Pie Tee”.
This is a thin and crispy pastry tart shell filled with shredded vegetables and steamed prawns. A popular Peranakan dish.

An additional ingredient to the Kueh Pie Tee fillings.

Ingredients for preparing Pie Tee moulds

50g plain flour
Half egg
50g rice flour
100 ml of water
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for deep frying
Kueh Pie Tee mould

Ingredients for Kueh Pie Tee fillings

2 wholesome medium size turnips (shredded)
2 large size carrots (shredded)
Half kilo fresh small prawns (steamed, deshelled and cut into halves)

Fresh crab meat from balance of Shark Fin Soup

3 stalks Chinese leek (washed and cleaned)
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
1 tablespoon Taucheo (soya bean paste)

Method for Preparation for Pie Tee moulds

Sift plain and rice flour together in a bowl.
Mix in beaten egg, gradually adding water to make into a smooth batter.
Heat oil in deep frying pan.
Heat Pie Tee mould in oil. When hot remove mould and dip them in batter.
Place mould in oil until the pie tee shell become golden brown and drop from mould.
Remove and drain on paper towel.
When slightly cool, place in airtight plastic containers (Lock and Lock) keeping lid tight in order to maintain the crispiness of the pie tee shells.

Method for Preparing the Fillings for Kueh Pie Tee

Heat up wok and add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.
When heated, add minced garlic and fry till fragrant.
Add the taucheo (soya bean paste) and fry altogether.
Followed by the shredded turnips, carrots and Chinese leeks.
Add salt and pepper to the mix and cooked until vegetables are soft.
Set aside until required.

Topping for Kueh Pie Tee

Fill each cup of Pie Tee with some fillings.

Place a piece of steamed prawn or crab meat on top of each Kueh Pie Tee.
Garnish with cilantro leaves
Last but not least, the chilli sauce. You can make your own chilli sauce or get the ready made chilli sauce off the counter.

Closer look at the ingredients for the Kueh Pie Tee serving.

Some Pie Tee topped with crab meat fillings and others with steamed prawns.

The inclusion of the shredded Chinese leeks has added more garlicky taste to this dish.


Check out here for more Peranakan cuisines.




Author: flofoodventure

My passion for cooking and discovering food have prompted me to create this blog. Blessed with the gift of cooking and loving each dish I have prepared and simultaneously sharing these recipes with you. Cooking is not a job but a passion. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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