Old Long House Popiah

Popiah

Old Long House's popiah.

It’s been more than xx years since I last visited Toa Payoh Lorong 7 Food Centre. Actually, my primary school is just a stone’s throw away. On days that my best friend and I would go to Toa Payoh Library after school, we’d drop by the hawker centre for char kway teow first. Sadly, I’ve long since lost touch with Hui Li. I wonder how/where she is now.

The small, dark hawker centre that I remember has been replaced with a new, airy building. Most of the original stalls are still there, like old-timer Old Long House Popiah.

Popiah

Nice and juicy filling.

There’s quite a number of rave comments on the net on Old Long House Popiah. But our panel of taste testers that day, namely my two brothers and sisters-in-law, commented that the popiah was just average.

I thought it was above average, but a little over-rated. It had its merits, but wasn’t perfect. The skin could have been thinner, but at least it was resilient without being too dry. Also, the popiah was too loosely rolled, and ingredients were quite skimpy.

But what I liked was the flavorful and juicy yam bean (turnip) filling that was well-stewed without being too wet or mushy. The crunchy fish batter bits were also very addictive! At S$1.20, Old Long House’s popiah offers unbeatable value as a tasty snack or side dish.

Old Long House Popiah
Blk 22 Toa Payoh Lorong 7
#01-03 Kim Keat
Singapore 310022

URL: http://www.sbestfood.com/oldlonghouse.htm

Open: 6am to 4pm (earlier if food sells out)
Closed: Mon & Tue

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Comments

  1. says

    we thought that old long house popiah was over-rated too. The fillings fall out easily and doesn’t really impress us. Not sure whether you’ve tried Qi Ji popiah?
    It’s one of the best popiah we’ve tried! Skin is thin and able to hold the fillings well. Besides, they also add on the crispy bits which we love! 🙂

  2. JY says

    Did you eat the popiahs made by the elderly uncle? His standard is very much different from the elderly auntie. If you’ve tried her version, his popiahs are quite inedible (ie. few ingredients + poorly wrapped)! I’ve been there thrice and very much prefer her to make the popiahs! However as they take turns to make, I had to wait till her turn before I could order. Otherwise it’s really a waste of money to eat popiahs wrapped by the uncle.