“You want popiah?” Ricky pointed to the stall behind me. Turning around, I saw a small sign saying that they make their own popiah wrappers.
“Of course,” I replied. I’m a sucker for anything homemade. Do you realize how rare it is these days to find a hawker stall that doesn’t get its supplies from a factory?
Aside from being on the sweet side, this was a pretty good popiah! The skin looked thick, but was sufficiently thin. We were also impressed by the cottony-soft but resilient skin.
The filling was simple. More crunchy beansprouts would have been refreshing, and the jicama filling could have been more umami.
But what I liked was the generous dose of crunchy toasted rice bits! Yes, there was crushed roasted peanuts as well, but not many stalls add toasted rice bits anymore. These stay very crunchy even with the juicy vegetable filling and sweet sauce. They made the popiah really more-ish!
You can also buy popiah wrappers by the kilo for your home popiah party. If you have no time to make your own, popiah and kueh pie tee sets (with the filling and condiments) are available.
Apparently, they have a couple of branches. Camemberu has blogged about the Marine Parade branch, and just today, I spotted another outlet at Smith Street Food Centre in Chinatown. Anybody knows if they have other branches elsewhere?
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Stall 22, Bedok Food Centre (also known as Bedok Corner Food Centre)
1 Bedok Road