Showing posts with label Kway Chap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kway Chap. Show all posts

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Garden Street Kway Chap (呀侖街粿汁) @ Bukit Panjang - Popular Kway Chap Stall In Serangoon Opens New Outlet In The West


Helmed by third-generation hawker Jason, the popular Garden Street Kway Chap from Serangoon Market & Food Centre has now found its way to the West, in Pending, Bukit Panjang.


From its times in the 1940s till now, the stall has been serving up comforting bowls of herbal kway chap. In addition, they offer a variety of meat and non-meat options, from small intestines, pig stomach, and pig skin, to braised beancurd, fried fishcake and braised eggs. This new outlet also features two new menu items, the Pig Organ Soup ($5) and Pig Stomach Soup ($5).

Kway Chap 4.2/5

Ordering is straightforward. There is the Kway Chap Set for 1 ($5), Set for 2 ($11) or even the Non-meat Set for 1 ($4.50). If you are keen on a la carte, that is also available at varying prices for the ingredients.

We tried an assortment of ingredients, and the standouts were the tender and very well-cleaned pork innards and the slices of fried fishcake. Their innards were braised lightly and not gamey.


The Kway ($0.60 for small) came in a smooth, lighter-flavoured broth. If you are hungry, go for the bigger bowl at $0.90.

The queue looked short when we arrived on a Saturday morning, but expect a bit of a waiting time.


Photos and words by Jo. A girl who loves her Mala (麻辣) at Da La (大辣), discovering hidden food gems and a good cup of matcha latte. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Garden Street Kway Chap
Kim San Leng Coffeeshop
259 Bukit Panjang Road
Singapore 670259
Nearest MRT: Bukit Panjang (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 730am - 8pm

1) Alight at Bukit Panjang MRT station. Take Exit A2. Walk to Bukit Panjang LRT Station. Take the LRT to Pending Station. Walk to Bukit Panjang Road. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Bukit Panjang MRT station. Take Exit A2. Walk to bus stop at Bukit Panjang MRT station (Stop ID 44029). Take bus number 171. Alight 3 stops later. Walk to Bukit Panjang Road. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]

3) Alight at Bukit Panjang MRT station. Take Exit A2. Walk to Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange (Stop ID 45009). Take bus number 976. Alight 4 stops later. Walk to Bukit Panjang Road. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 14 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Tasty Thai @ Bukit Batok Street 11 - Phuket-style Thai Kway Chap


Thai-style kway chap is not common in Singapore, not to mention Phuket-style Thai Kway Chap. However, there is a stall, Tasty Thai, at Bukit Batok Street 11 that offers such a style of kway chap. I understand that the stall is opened by an ex-restaurant manager and his two partners.

Thai-style Kway Chap 4/5

Unlike the Bangko-style kway chap, which comes in a clear peppery soup and crispy roasted pork, the Phuket-style Kway Chap ($4.90) comes in a dark herbal soup. Prowling through the bowl of kway chap, I can find Thai sausage, meatball, pig's skin, pork belly, egg and rolled up rice sheet.


I also noticed that the rolled rice sheet used by Tasty Thai is much thicker than the type used in our local kway chap and Yaowarat Thai Kway Chap, which I didn't enjoy. However, I like the herb-based soup compared to the peppery type. To heat up the taste profile, I would recommend adding some Thai chilli flakes to the soup.

Thai Pork Trotter Rice 3/5


Besides the Thai-style kway chap, the stall also offers Thai Pork Trotter Rice ($4.90) on the menu. I was excited to see the item on the menu, but it fell short of my expectation. The meat was on the tough side, and the rice was a bit hard for me. Even the chilli sauce lacked the tanginess to whet up the enjoyment. In conclusion, it didn't manage to reignite my fond memories for one of my favourite Thai street food.


Tasty Thai
Blk 150 Bukit Batok Street 11
Singapore 650150
Nearest MRT: Bukit Batok MRT (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 8am - 8pm

1) Alight at Bukit Batok MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Bukit Batok Bus Interchange (Stop ID 43009). Take bus number 991. Alight 4 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Yaowarat Thai Kway Chap @ Upper Serangoon Road - Thai Style Kwap Chap In Singapore


I have been wanting to try Yaowarat Thai Kway Chap along Upper Serangoon Road for the longest time whenever the bus passed by the place with the sight of crowd packing the restaurant. We have been eating the local braised type kway chap since young but Thai style is rather new in Singapore. The first time I tried it was back in Bangkok a couple of years back and I am glad to know that this is available in Singapore now.

Signature Thai Kway Chap 3.8/5


Unlike the dark coloured soup based type in Singapore, the Signature Thai Kway Chap ($5) comes in a white peppery soup base. The kway is also rolled up instead of being flat, which has a more delectable textural bite. In the bowl, one can find ingredients such pig stomach, roasted pork, pork slices and Thai sausage. However I find that it is not as peppery as the one I had in Bangkok.


I have not tried Thai Fish Sausage before but this is quite fragrant and it actually tasted like those Taiwan sausage.


The signature of Thai Kway Chap comes with crispy Roasted Pork, just the way it is done in Bangkok. One may think it is rather random to have them in the kway chap, but I find that it does did its part in providing the extra boost in flavour, just like how we like to add pork lard in our noodle dishes.

Braised Beancurd 3.5/5

The signature kway chap is a bit small in portion and you may need to have another bowl to be full. Otherwise you may want to complete your meal with some dishes to go along with the kwap chap. I tried the Braised Beancurd ($4) and Kailan with Crispy Pork ($8). The kailan is really well executed with the aroma for wok hei, fish sauce, garlic and of course the crispy pork.

Kailan with Crispy Pork 4/5

Other sides available on the menu are Thai Mid Wing, Thai Boiled Pork Belly, Deep Fried Thai Pork Belly, Thai Stir Fried Cabbage with Fish Sauce, Thai Fried Beancurd, Thai Fish Sausage, Braised Tau Pok, Braised Egg

Yaowarat Thai Kway Chap
945 Upper Serangoon Road
Singapore 534711
Tel: +65 88225637
Nearest MRT: Kovan (NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 130am

1) Alight at Kovan MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to the traffic junction of Upper Serangoon Road and Simon Road. Cross the road. Walk down Upper Serangoon Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Edge @ Pan Pacific Singapore - Launches Brand New Sunday Champagne Brunch Experience


Following a revamp in the Sunday Champagne Brunch buffet, Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore presents a refreshed selection of signature premium delights. From 2 September 2018 onwards, diners get to indulge in a brand-new brunch experience with an extensive spread of local and international delicacies from seven interactive live food theatres housing sixteen stations which span around the huge dining hall. The astounding theatrical epicurean journey is complemented with unlimited Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Botanical Gin Cocktails and uplifting live music.

cooking demo

To elevate diners’ brunch affair over at Edge, there are 2 additional new activities – cooking demo (2pm-230pm) where guests can look forward to learning how to cook a highlight from the Sunday Brunch spread including the Coriander Crab Cake with Curry Mayo and Sticky Date Puddng; and cocktail making demonstration (1pm-130pm) where the mixology will guide guests through on how to make their own cocktails at home.

Charcoal waffles with smbal lobster
Charcoal Waffles 4.2/5

To kickstart the feast, I had the new western signature highlights featuring the Charcoal Waffles station - served with Sambal Boston Lobster, spinach leaf and hollandaise sauce. There is also the choice of Charcoal waffles with deep fried baby squids and egg atop. Slice through the egg and watch that runny golden egg yolk soak up the crispy fluffy waffles.

Cold Angel Hair Pasta with Caviar
Cold Angel Hair Pasta with Caviar 4.2/5

Next, I had the Cold Angel Hair Pasta with Caviar. Perfectly al dente and flavourful, I had more than one of those delicate single-serving portions.

Beetroot Barquette Avocado Tuna Melt 4/5

An interesting item on the menu - the Beetroot Barquette Avocado Tuna Melt features lusciously creamy tuna, avocado and cheese sandwiched in between pillowy fluffy beetroot flavoured bread. Although the beetroot taste might not be as distinct, the scrumptious fillings still render the dish palatable.


For the meat lovers, dive right into their irresistible cuts ranging from Frenchened Lamb Rack with Herb Crust, Roast Duck, Mustard Roast Beef Prime Ribs Bordelaise, as well as the Deep Fried Whole Spring Chicken with Herbs and Garlic.

Roast Duck 4.2/5, Roast Char Siew 4.2/5

There is also the live noodle making station with a roast meat section just beside. It includes favourites such as the sliced Roast Duck and Char Siew, which boasts a tender, melt-in-the-mouth texture.

Wagyu beef, salmon, scallop

Don’t forget the meats/seafood section at the other side of the hall, where diners get to enjoy Wagyu Beef, Salmon and Seared Hokkaido Scallops prepared freshly on the spot when diners hand their number tags to the friendly station staff.

Signature Mushroom Ravioli
Signature Mushroom Ravioli 4.2.5

Squid Ink Pasta with Uni
Squid Ink Pasta with Uni 4/5

Surfing further down the buffet line got us to the pasta selection such as the Signature Mushroom Ravioli and Squid Ink Pasta with Uni. The ravioli boasts a tougher al dente texture with an aromatic mushroom fragrance, while the squid ink pasta complemented with fresh uni has a slight spice to it to add on a different taste dimension.

Kimberly Street Kway Chap
Kimberly Street Kway Chap 3.8/5

A presentation of new Asian highlights include the thai favourites of Seafood Pad Thai and Grilled Pork Belly Skewer, as well as the Penang delights – Kimberly Street Kway Chap, which was filled with generous ingredients in the bowl.

Desserts 4.2/5

No buffet is complete without desserts. Here at Edge, it sets a promising exemplar of a dessert heaven with its magnificent display of sweet treats at Edge’s dessert theatre. It includes a new selection of Jumbo desserts such as the Giant Chouc Puff, Giant Pastry Burger and Giant Apple Tart Tartin, as well a wide variety of mouth-watering cake flavours such as the Red Velvet, Mango Passionfruit, Blackforest, Rainbow Cake.

Waffles 4.2/5

Not to be missed among their dazzling myraid of desserts is the Waffles. Boosting an extremely crispy exterior and fluffy buttery insides, the waffles is best paired with their ice cream selections.

Macarons 4/5

The Macarons counter presents a gorgeous colourful array of macarons with flavours such as the raspberry, passion fruit, earl grey and vanilla.


The young ones will be especially pampered with the selection of Kids’ Desserts that features a Cotton Candy machine and “Pierrot Gourmand” Gummy Display. There is a spiral chocolate fountain housed in a corner, where diners can dip a variety of condiments on a stick and indulge in sweet chocolatey bliss.


Sunday Champagne Brunch
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 12pm - 330pm
• SGD208 per adult, includes unlimited Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne, selection of red and white wines, selected beers and cocktails, Botanical Gin Cocktails, fresh juices and soft drinks
• SGD188 per adult, includes unlimited Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne, selection of red and white wines, selected beers and cocktails, Botanical Gin Cocktails, fresh juices and soft drinks
• SGD128 per adult, includes unlimited fresh juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea
• SGD64 per child (six to 12 years old), includes unlimited fresh juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea

Photos and words by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.

The Edge
Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore
Level 3
7 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039595
Nearest MRT: Promenade (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 12pm - 230pm, 630pm - 1030pm
Sun: 12pm - 4pm, 630pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Promenade MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Quan Lai Kway Chap @ Macpherson Road - Kway With Thick & Gooey Broth


Many foodies should be familiar with Quan Lai Kway Chap at Macpherson Road. When I was staying in Hougang, it is one of the supper places I would visit. After moving to the West, I have not eaten there for a long time. Since I was in the area on a Saturday, I decided to drop by for lunch.

Kway Chap 4.5/5

I ordered a braised platter for 2 pax, a bowl of yam rice, a bowl of kway and a plate of fried large intestines. The whole meal comes to $25.80. Do you think it is expensive? I asked the question because Quan Lai is also known to many as one of the most expensive place to have kway chap.


My braised platter for 2 pax consists of Braised Duck Meat, Tau Pok, Fish Cake, Intestine, Tofu, Braised Pork Belly and Braised Egg. The duck meat is a bit dry but what I like is the richness of the braised sauce whereby I can taste the different herbals and spices used. In addition, the braised ingredients have also been cooked until they have absorbed the delectable flavours.

Kway 4.5/5

Most places just cooked the rice sheet separately and add the broth onto it, hence the rice sheet tasted rather bland without absorbing the flavoursome broth. At Quan Lai, I suspect the kway has been cooked together with the thick and gooey broth, allowing the thick rice sheet to absorb the flavour. I am glad that the kway doesn't taste bland, instead soaking up the delicious broth for an enjoyable bite.

Fried Large Intestine 4.2/5

Another item I enjoyed is the Fried Large Intestine. It is fried to a nice crispy exterior while the interior is still a bit chewy. It also does not have the gamey taste. I actually find it very addictive.


I have read reviews that the standard of the kway chap has dropped over the years, especially after the son took over. I have not eaten at Quan Lai for a long while and I have a short memory to compare what it used to me. What I know is that I have a satisfied experience and I have enjoyed my lunch here.

Quan Lai Kway Chap
560 Macpherson Road
Sin Fong Restaurant
Singapore 368233
Tel: +65 67441252
Nearest MRT: Tai Seng (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 8am - 1230am

1) Alight at Tai Seng MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk towards Macpherson Road. Turn right at Macpherson road. Walk down Macpherson Road to the stretch of shop houses. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

Friday, February 23, 2018

Nai Ek Roll Noodles @ Chinatown [Bangkok] - Like Our Local Kway Chap Plus Pig Organ's Soup


My recent visit to Bangkok brought me to this local food eatery in the heart of Bangkok Chinatown, popular for its roll noodles. Nai Ek Roll Noodles started off selling roll noodles from a street cart in the 1960s before opening his own shop in 1989. During my visit for lunch, the place is packed with local and tourists.


Even though the place is very crowded, there is a proper system and things move quite swiftly. All you need to do is queue up and the staff will sit you accordingly when a space becomes available. Menu comes in English and picture, making ordering easy. Once you have decided, just place your order with one of the staffs and food will be served to you.

Roll Noodles Soup 4/5


The signature Roll Noodles Soup ($50/$80/$100 Baht) comes with minced pork, crispy pork, sliced pork, pig stomach, pig liver, pig kidney and pig tongue in a very peppery soup. What stands out for me is the rolled rice noodles. The rolling probably gives it an even more enjoyable textural bite. The offal was probably cleaned and didn't have that gaminess.

Pork Entrail Soup 4/5

The other popular item on the menu is the Pork Entrail Soup ($50/$80/$100 Baht) comes with pig blood jelly, white mugwort and all the ingredients in the roll noodles soup minus the noodles. The soup base tasted less peppery than the roll noodles soup, with a hint of the crispy pork flavour infused into the soup.

Braised Pork Trotter 3.5/5

Boiled Bean Curd 3.5/5

You can also order a couple of dish dishes to go along with the mains. I tried the Braised Pork Trotter ($80/$100/$150 Baht) and Boiled Bean Curd ($50/$80/$100 Baht). They may not be the star dishes but it played a supportive role to make the whole experience complete.


For Singaporean that is planning to check out Nai Ek roll noodles, it is like a combination of our kway chap and pig organ's soup.

Nai Ek Roll Noodles
442 Soi Yaowarat 9
Krung Thep
Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 22264651

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am - 12midnight

Monday, November 13, 2017

Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck (金记潮州卤鸭) @ New Upper Changi Road - New Stall In The East


Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck (金记潮州卤鸭) has come a long way since 1980 at Smith Street Food Centre. It has expanded its business and recently opened a new outlet at New Upper Changi Road, bringing its traditional Teochew braised duck dishes to the East.

Braised Duck Bento Set 4/5

Food has to evolve with time and Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck is probably the first stall to introduce the Braised Duck Bento Set ($8) in Singapore. The bento set comes with 3 ball-shaped yam rice, braised duck. offals, salted vegetables, cucumber, radish and lava egg. You may called it gimmicky but I think it is smart thinking of re-packaging a traditional dish and giving it a refreshed look. I guess it turned out successful as it got quite a fair bit of attention from the media.


The new stall was slightly more than a week old when I visited for dinner. I could not really fault the yam rice, tender braised duck and the lava egg. However, I thought the offals were not braised long enough, failing to absorb the richness of the braising sauce.

Kway Chap Set 3/5


Besides the bento set, I also ordered the Kway Chap Set ($4) to try. Once again, and you probably can tell from the color, the ingredients do not seen to have braised long enough to absorb the richness of the braising sauce. Th rice sheet was also on the thicker side and the accompanying broth tasted rather bland. This is not the usual standard I know of, probably it needed more time to smooth out the whole operations and quality consistency of the products.


Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck (金记潮州卤鸭)
Blk 56 New Upper Changi Road
Singapore 461056
Nearest MRT: Tanah Merah (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11am - 8pm
Sat-Sun: 10am - 8pm
(Closed on Fri)

1) Alight at Tanah Merah MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Tanah Merah MRT station (Stop ID 85099). Take bus number 2, 9, 14, 24, 31, 35, and 45. Alight 1 stop later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]