Chwee kueh in Singapore
Whether you call it chwee kueh or shui kao, there’s no doubt that these steamed rice flour cakes served with preserved radish and a mouthwatering, spicy chilli fall under the umbrella of traditional breakfasts we all know and love.
From heritage sellers to crowd favourites sporting long queues, here is where to get chwee kueh in Singapore.
1. Kovan Chwee Kueh
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A popular favourite at Bendemeer Food Centre is Kovan Chwee Kueh, serving up fragrant rounds topped with preserved radish cooked in vegetable oil. Prices start at $1.50 for five pieces, with an additional scoop of chye poh priced at $0.20. Some tout their kueh as slightly firmer than most, so do get your fill if you enjoy your kueh with some bite.
Address: 29 Bendemeer Road, #01-64, Bendemeer Food Centre, Singapore 330029
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 5:30am to 11:30am
2. Xiang Xiang
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Xiang Xiang is run by an auntie who makes you feel right at home as you order some of their kueh, priced at $1.50 for five pieces. The homemade chye poh definitely has some bite, complementing the QQ kueh rounds. Their chilli here is also housemade, with umami dried shrimp in the mix—a must to go alongside your order.
Address: 91 Whampoa Drive, #01-05, Singapore 320091
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 7am to 1pm
3. Bedok Chwee Kueh
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Bedok Chwee Kueh is definitely a popular name as the stall has multiple outlets around Singapore. The OG, however, in Bedok, has an