Sunday, March 12, 2017

Jalan Kukoh Teochew Kueh @ Jalan Kukoh Food Centre - A Hidden Gem Selling Handmade Teochew Kuehs

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Sometimes the road less taken may lead to new discovery. Just like my recent visit to to Jalan Kukoh Food Centre that leads to the discovery of a hidden gem selling traditional Teochew kuehs. To be frank, we don't even know there is a hawker centre in the quiet estate. A long queue was spotted at Jalan Kukoh Teochew Kueh when I was there which aroused my curiosity to try their Teochew handmande kuehs.

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Jalan Kukoh Teochew Kueh which took up two stall spaces at the food centre, freshly handmade their Teochew kuehs at the stall. It offers five items on the menu such as Ang Tho Kueh, Tow Sar Kueh, Soon Kueh, Koo Chai Kueh and Round Yam Kueh.

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The stall is run by Madam Loh and his brother together. Started from their grandmother who sold kueh in a market in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. When the family migrated to Singapore, their mother continued the business selling kueh in a pushcart along Jalan Kukoh. Since young the siblings have been helping out their mother and hence picking up the skills of making these traditional Teochew kuehs.

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Besides the Ang Tho Kueh and Tow Sar Kueh which costs $1.10 each, the rest only costs $1. I was quite lucky to be able to get the Soon Kueh, Koo Chai Kueh and Round Yam Kueh. Most of the customers have pre-ordered and are buying in large quantity. If you are walk in customer, you will have to make do with what is available.

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It is hard to pick a favourite from what I have ordered. I know some people do not like the taste of chive but I love it. Packed to the brim, each bite into the Koo Chai Kueh comes with that earthy aroma accentuated by the dried shrimps. The Soon Kueh was also plump, juicy and flavourful. Not to be missed is the Round Yam Kueh. This is the first time I had it. The stuffing is quite similar to Ang Tho Kueh or more commonly know as Peng Kueh except that aromatic fried yam is added to elevate the flavour even more.

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Jalan Kukoh Teochew Kueh
Jalan Kukoh Food Centre
Blk 1 Jalan Kukoh
#01-19/20
Singapore 161001
Tel: +65 98380235
Nearest MRT: Chinatown (DT Line, NE Line), Outram Park (EW Line, NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue: 3pm - 7pm
Wed-Sat: 7am - 9am, 3pm - 7pm
(Closed on Sun and Mon)

Direction: 
1) Alight at Chinatown MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to bus stop at Upper Cross Street (Stop ID 06171), opposite Subordinate Court. Take bus number 51 or 186. Alight 1 stop later. Take the stairs and walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Outram Park MRT station. Take Exit A. Cross the road and walk to bus stop opposite Outram Park MRT station (Stop ID 06011). Take bus number 174. Alight 1 stop later. Walk down Chin Swee Road. Turn left onto Jalan Kukoh. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

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