I love exploring Joo Chiat as there are many historical buildings as well as food stalls. My food trail brought me to Kway Guan Huat, Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kueh Pie Tee since 1938! That is 74 years of history!
For over 70 years, they continued to make popiah skin the traditional way, painstakingly by hand using a secret family recipe handed down by their forefathers in Fujian province, China.
The worker will hold a lump of soft and elastic dough, pressed it against the pan and made a circle motion.
A thin circle layer of the dough is formed on the pan and he continued to the next pan.
When the dough is cooked, another worker will scrap out the skin and that is your freshly made popiah skin.
Crab Popiah 4.2/5
Check out how thin and translucent the popiah skin was. I tried the Crab Popiah ($2) which was filled with turnips, carrots, eggs, lettuces, bean sprouts and etc. To be frank I couldn't see the crab meat but I definitely can taste the sweetness of the seafood among the fillings.
At Kway Guan Huat, you can also DIY your own popiah. It comes with a claypot of ingredients and popiah skins. In addition, they also have vegetarian popiah and kueh pie tee.
Kway Guan Huat
Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kueh Pie Tee
95 Joo Chiat Road
Tel: +65 63442875
Nearest MRT: Paya Lebar (EW Line), Dakota (CC Line)
Tues-Sun: 10am - 8pm (Dine-in)
Tues-Sun: 830am - 11am (Popiah skin making demonstrations)
Closed on Mon except when Mon is a PH.
1) Alight at Paya Lebar MRT station. Head south towards Geylang Serai Malay Village. Cross Geylang/Changi Road and continue onto Joo Chiat Road. Turn left into Joo Chiat Place. Journey time about 17 minutes.
2) Alight at Dakota MRT station. Walk to Bus Stop at Blk 99 (Stop ID 81181). Take Bus 33 towards Bedok Bus Interchange. Alight 5 stops later at. Journey time about 12 minutes.