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Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kueh Pie Tee

Revisiting this reputable Joo Chiat Popiah after a good 9 years. The impression of that rundown and rustic flooring was still in my mind since last visit. Obviously, the shop has been renovated to a more modern and eye pleasing environment. 

Stall of Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah

It's kind of interesting to see the art on their wall depicting a man painstrikingly working on the popiah skin using his hands while little kids were watching.

Mural on Wall

Another mural has well-illustrated that a Peranakan Lady was preparing the Popiahs. It also indicated that Kway Guan Huat business started since 1938.

Since 1938

A look deeper into the shop to observe this lady preparing every order while the patrons were standing outside the shop waiting patiently for their Popiah and Kueh Pie Tee.

Into the Shop

Popiahs are ready to be eaten and served Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 2pm.

Watching over the orders

No doubt that price per popiah had risen tremendously, one fold up the previous price, I will still say that their popiahs are still one of the better ones in the market with in house making their own popiah skins.

Popiah Per Roll - $4

The fillings are abundance, matching the price paid for at $4 a roll. Ingredients include prawns, egg, crispy cracker, Chinese parsely, carrot, trunips, peanuts etc 

Abundance of Fillings

Popiah - $4 

Have you tried them?

Thickness of Popiah

Posted 04 August 2013

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
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 is also featured as one of Dr Leslie Tay's picks for its best Poh Piah.

Dr Leslie Tay's Feature
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

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 Popiah

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 crispy crust outside and its juicy ingredients filled in, and boy what a perfect match!


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

Something that one might want to know is that the 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!

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kueh Pie Tee
95 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427389

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