Now, I don’t usually eat kway chap. This was hubby’s lunch order, but it was so yummy I ended up eating half of it!
Apparently, this stall has a long history. Now operating in Amoy Food Centre, it was previously located in Ellenborough Market & Food Centre, nicknamed “Teochew Market”. Here’s an informative summary on the history of Ellenborough Market.
Pig offal and skin are off-limit items for me, so I only tried the braised pork belly, tau kwa (pressed beancurd), egg, and kiam chye (salted mustard).
The pork was tender and thinly sliced, and the tau kwa had soaked up the flavors of the braising sauce. The kiam chye was cooked till soft but retained some bite, and its tartness was a nice counterfoil to the fatty meat.
Although the kway (rice flour sheets) wasn’t as thin or slippery as I’d like, the dark soy broth was very satisfying. It wasn’t too herbal, and was flavorful without being too salty. Overall, the kway chap here has a very traditional and rustic taste. Next time, I’m gonna order myself a portion without offal and skin!
Teochew Kway Chap
7 Maxwell Road
#02-117, Amoy Street Food Centre
Mon-Sat: 10am to 2pm