You like chye poh (preserved radish)? I absolutely love it. It is one of the most addictive of foods! Give me an omelette topped with chye poh and a bowl of hot steaming porridge and you got yourself a very happy Teochew Ah Hia. Ever wonder why chye poh is so addictive? Well, as with […]
I never thought I would ever get to eat Chwee Kueh which is freshly milled from broken rice! When I blogged about Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh in my last post, I thought I was already quite fortunate to be able to find an Uncle who still made Chwee Kueh himself rather than buying them from […]
Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh: Why is Chwee Kueh called Chwee Kueh?
The unassuming Chwee Kueh – Truly Uniquely Singapore! I had a fascinating history lesson from the uncle who runs this Chwee Kueh stall in Ghim Moh market. He was only 8 years old when his mother started selling Chwee Kueh from a push cart back in 1959 near Alexandra Hospital. Now, 51 years later, he […]
Every wondered why Chwee Kueh is called Chwee Kueh? I have, and I don’t have the answer for you. Chwee Kueh literally means Water Cakes. Perhaps they have a high proportion of water in the mix? Maybe some of our readers can enlighten us. Anyone who frequents Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre will know about this […]
Jian Bo Shui Kweh: Everyone line up please! Tiong Bahru Market Part 1 of 6
This is the first of a six part series on the newly refurbished Tiong Bahru Market. Somehow the name Tiong Bahru is synonymous with yummy hawker fare. Last time, everybody wants to tag Tiong Bahru in front of their stall name when they moved out of Tiong Bahru (eg Tiong Bahru Pao). Now everybody in […]