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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Popiah, Die Die Must Try!


We chanced upon an old shop selling handmade popiah and Kueh Pie Tee after running our weekend errand in Joo Chiat. You may be surprised that this traditional and run-down shop still has its support with its well known Poh Piah Skin history since 1938 in Joo Chiat.
Located just by the side of the Road - Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kueh Pie Tee in Joo Chiat Singapore
 Located just by the side of the Road
Take a look into the shop and you will find no tables or chairs but many tubs of ready made Poh Piah and Kueh Pie Tee ingredients. You will also get to see a number of traditional stoves that are used for Poh Piah Skin Making sitting on traditional ancient looking tiles.
Run down Shop - Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kueh Pie Tee in Joo Chiat Singapore
 Run down Shop

Kway Guan Huat is also featured as one of Dr Leslie Tay's pick for its best Poh Piah.
Dr Leslie's Pick - Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kueh Pie Tee in Joo Chiat Singapore
 Dr Leslie's Pick
Like any other poh piah stall, the food is prepared on the spot upon ordering, you may choose to dine in by there is only 1 table available, which is beside the Poh Piah Lady.
Kueh Pie Tee - Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kueh Pie Tee in Joo Chiat Singapore
 Kueh Pie Tee

Besides its long Poh Piah History, what are the additional buying points? Let's check them out!

This poh piah is legendary! It's skin was indeed very thin and immediately bought me over. Good stuff I thought! *Slurps*

Ingredients like the turnips were scooped up from the cooker, bubbling hot while the rest like Tau Gay (Beansprouts), crispy bits and vegetables were added later on, separately. Although the layer of poh piah skin is seemingly thin but dont judge a book by its cover, it holds every piece of the ingredients so firmly that nothing actually ooze out from this thin layer, moreover the fillings are moist! I have opted for its non spicy version as the my friend cannot take the spice.
Cross Section of Poh Piah - Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kueh Pie Tee in Joo Chiat Singapore
Cross Section of Poh Piah

Kueh Pie Tee on the other hands was equally good. Ingredients are similar to Poh Piah's, turnip carrot, fresh lettuce, beansprouts and ground nuts. With a cripsy crust outside and its juicy ingredients filled in, and boy what a perfect match!
Poh Piah and Kueh Pie Tee - Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kueh Pie Tee in Joo Chiat Singapore
Poh Piah and Kueh Pie Tee

Kueh Pie Tee Cost: S$2.00 for 3
Poh Piah : S$2.00 each

Something that one might want to know is that place was rather congested (one way traffic) and parking space is limited.

For those who have not try this yet. I will highly recommend this! Die Die must try!