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Cucur Badak

Cucur Badak is another popular savoury snack in Malaysia. It's made with steamed sweet potatoes with a spicy dried Shrimp floss with coconut filling. They are fried until golden delicious and taste really good.

Kuih Cucur Badak


2 (About 260 grams) Boiled Sweet Potatoes, peeled
100 to 120 grams All-Purpose Flour
¼ tsp Sea Salt
1 Cup of Dried Shrimp Floss With Lemongrass & Coconut
Peanut or Vegetable Oil, for deep-frying


Prepare the dough: Mash the boiled sweet potatoes. In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed sweet potatoes with sea salt and all-purpose flour. Gather and lightly knead the dough. Divide the dough into 8 pieces.

To Shape: Make a well in the center of the dough. Fill with some dried shrimp floss and gather the edges of the dough and seal well. Roll and shape the dough into a ball. Then place the dough on a floured board, and press down lightly with your palm. Continue the process with the remainder dough and shrimp floss.

To fry: Heat enough oil over medium heat. Add the shaped dough and fry until golden brown in color. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towel. Serve warm or a room temperature.

Makes 8 Kuih Cucur Badak


  1. This cucur badak brings back memories ... I remember making these in home science class ages ago. Thanks for sharing Angie.

  2. Never heard or had something like this before. But those flavors sound amazing. They look super tasty as well. :)


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