Quail eggs or “kwek kwek” first became a craze in the streets. It belongs to the same family of the skewered street foods like fishballs. Now, food stalls are in place to cater to the growing needs of the people. Do these food businesses achieve the satisfaction of its consumers?
Eggspert is a foodcart business that serves through providing deep-fried coated eggs and quail eggs. It practices exclusively in producing a variety of street foods like squid balls, kikiam, fish balls, chicken skin and calamares. It also delights in serving its homemade sauce.
Taking an order is a breeze. Once you’ve said quail eggs, the cook reheats the precooked quail eggs deep into the hot frying oil. This is best for this food. Also, the added crispiness to the pouch when fried again is like biting a well-done chicken skin, crunchy and juicy.
The pouch perfectly covers the egg like a baseball caught inside a catcher’s mitt. Sometimes it’s just amazing to see that the quail egg is entirely enveloped inside the pouch because I, when cooking such, had not known how that can be done. I had an experience where only a little of the batter stuck to the egg. It was not funny because I had to eat less of what makes one serving tasteful; the flavor of the sauce usually gets caught in the pouch. On the other hand, the taste of the batter which when fried is the pouch, is not salty and flavorless. Moreover, the color is the ordinary yellow orange color which when poured with sweet sauce turns into an inviting piece of the whole lot.
The size of one piece is the ideal size. You won’t find it hard to put the whole piece in your mouth when you want to savor the mixed flavors of the whole lot or you can cut it into parts when you want to enjoy eating for a longer time. Moreover, the 18 pesos price for four pieces is budget-friendly and your one order is enough to make you full especially when paired with a drink of either a “gulaman” or pineapple juice. However, going back for more is sure an option as this one is totally addicting.
I used to have a not so good experience when I eat Eggspert’s quail eggs. There was a burnt taste in the pouch which I think is from the overused oil. When I was about to review the food, it tasted better so this made me believe that there is inconsistency with the process. I used to think also that there is something lacking in the sauce. It used to be lacking in flavor like being short of soy sauce maybe. Like in the case of the pouch, there is a difference, a slight one on the sauce during my taste test. The sauce had a subtle consistency and its taste is just right. Truly, there is room for improvement here.
Eating the quail egg isn’t complete without the pouch because that gives the saltiness to the egg even at the very light degree like Eggspert’s quail eggs, so my advice is to not let the pouch be consumed all at once. Always make sure you eat both the egg and the pouch covered in the sauce of your choice. At Eggspert, only sweet sauce, vinegar and chili sauce are available.
This kwek kwek is an oasis in the dessert. Once you start partaking, your tastebuds will never stop asking for more. The fact that it’s made of quail eggs discounts whether it’s homemade or bought from a food stall. All that’s important is the same pleasure it brings to everyone.