Macadamia muah chee recipe
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Macadamia muah chee

Muah chee is a popular street snack in Malaysia and Singapore and this recipe uses rich, buttery macadamias in the sweet, crunchy crumb to add a delicious flavour and texture that works so well with the soft, chewy dough. Perfect for a Chinese New Year celebration snack! Recipe created for us by Andrea Love | Dietitian & Food Photographer.
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Course Snack
Perfect for Celebrations
Skill level Moderate


Macadamia crumb

  • 1 cup macadamias roasted
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds roasted

Muah chee dough

  • 1 cup glutinous rice flour
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp macadamia oil plus extra for coating
  • 3/4 cup water


  • Place macadamia in a food processor and pulse a few times to create a rough crumb, leaving a few bigger chunks. Place pulsed macadamias in a bowl and combine with the caster sugar and sesame seeds.
  • To make the dough, add the glutinous rice flour, caster sugar and salt to a large microwave-safe bowl. Stir to mix.
  • Pour in the macadamia oil and water. Stir until mixture is well combined, silky with no lumps.
  • Microwave mixture for three minutes on high. Once cooked, stir for a few minutes using a spatula. 
  • Set dough aside for 15 minutes to cool slightly.
  • Oil a pair of tongs and kitchen scissors. 
  • Pick up pieces of the muah chee dough, snip into a formless lump and drop into the macadamia crumb. Coat pieces in the crumb immediately.
  • Snip muah chee as you go and continue to coat in crumb to prevent pieces from sticking together. Enjoy immediately!


Calories: 1922kcalCarbohydrates: 202gProtein: 22gFat: 122gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 92gSodium: 598mgPotassium: 653mgFiber: 16gSugar: 60gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 214mgIron: 7mg

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