Chwee Kueh is so simple yet so yummy. How do you explain the popularity of this little savoury cake? It’s hard to fathom but there is no doubt that Singaporeans love to have Chwee Kueh for breakfast.
This traditional Teochew steamed rice or starch cake comes with a dollop of salty-sweet preserved radish on top. Together with a bit of chilli, it is a great way to kick-start your morning.
Here are a few places for good Chwee Kueh that you can try.
Bedok Chwee Kueh
Apart from their original outlet at Bedok Interchange, this Chwee Kueh is also sold at Clementi Market and Food Centre. The cakes are soft and the preserved radish is on the sweeter side. These are quite cheap too at $1 for four pieces.
Bedok Interchange Food Centre, 207 Upper Changi Road, #01-53, Singapore 460207
Jian Bo Shui Kweh
Well known for fighting with a similarly-named stall in Tiong Bahru Market, the preserved radish is a little on the salty side with a distinct garlic taste. The Chwee Kueh flour is hand-milled, creating a soft texture.
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, 30 Seng Poh Road, #02-05, Singapore 168898
This stall is tucked in a corner of Bishan Interchange. The preserved radish here contains less oil and is a slightly more
Blk 514, Bishan Street 13, Singapore 570514
Chye Kee Chwee Kueh
The Chwee Kueh from this stall has a smooth and pasty texture with drier preserved radish. It is also less oily than most.
89 Pipit Road, #01-129, Singapore 370089