Hubby’s breakfast #027 & #028: Yong’s Teochew Kueh 榮潮州粿

Many of you have been asking, “Have you stopped feeding your hubby breakfast?”

Of course not. First of all, dear monster-in-law mother-in-law would have killed me! Secondly… Hmm ok, there’s no secondly, heh!

teochew kueh

A box of yummy Teochew kueh awaits!

It’s just that I got lazy. So breakfast was mostly DIY sliced bread with peanut butter/jam/butter/Nutella. Nothing exciting to share.

But here’s finally something worthy of sharing. I’ve found a Teochew kueh that tastes close to what my grandma used to make.

Glutinous rice "png" kueh

Glutinous rice "png" kueh, S$0.90

For png kueh, besides glutinous rice, other ingredients like dried shrimp, Chinese mushroom, and peanut are typically added for aroma and flavor.

Though not as chockful of ingredients like our family’s homemade version, Yong’s png kueh was sufficiently aromatic and flavorful (sans mushroom).

Chinese chives "gu chai" kueh, S$0.90

Compared to Kuehs And Snacks, Yong’s gu chai kueh is so much bigger! The skin is thicker, but still acceptable because of appropriate stuffing-to-skin ratio.

Also, this would be excellent for pan-frying, cos the skin won’t easily break and you could fry it till a thick, crisp crust develops.

Jicama/turnip "soon" kueh, S$0.80

Finally, a soon kueh without that mushy, translucent skin! But the filling wasn’t very impressive. Not much flavor, and turnip was shredded a bit too fine for my liking.

Cabbage kueh

Cabbage kueh, S$0.80

Now this is something that we hardly see! Even at home, I vaguely remember my grandma or mom making cabbage kueh just once.

I actually enjoyed this more than the soon kueh. The cabbage was sweet, juicy, and full of bite! They were very generous with the stuffing too.

Do try this if you haven’t before. It’s rare to find a Teochew kueh stall that sells cabbage kueh.

Conclusion: Would definitely patronize Yong’s Teochew Kueh again. The skin is on the thick side, but has a rustic, home-made quality. Very reasonably priced for hearty size and generous filling.

We found the kueh to be tasty enough without sweet sauce or chilli. Also, they were so big that just two pieces were filling enough (that explains why the loot was divided into two days worth of breakfast – #027 & #028).

Yong’s Teochew Kueh 榮潮州粿
150 East Coast Road
Singapore 428837
Tel: 65-6345  6798

Open daily: 7am till sold out (best to go before 5pm, or call to order)

Head branch:
1022 Upper Serangoon Road
Singapore 534760
Order hotline: 65-6287 4328

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Comments

  1. says

    We’ve been eating Yong’s Teochew kuehs since the very beginning when he started shop – since we’ve been neighbours with his sister (or was it SIL – I get mixed up) for decades. Yeap, we’re all from the Upper Serangoon heartland…

    I’m glad that they are expanding as their kuehs are very good indeed. Mum told me he set up shop on some fortune teller’s advice, I must consult this guy myself :-).

  2. DK says

    How long ago was it that I last had these nostalgic Teochew kuehs? Hmm… I see that Yong’s is even installed with a hot line for ordering these delicacies. If only they would deliver them to me! 😛

  3. Charlie says

    Are their Kuehs oily? Most of these kuehs sold outside are greasy and not so healthy despite that they’re steamed

    • says

      Hi Charlie, from my personal kueh-making experience, after Teochew kueh is steamed, each piece has to be brushed with oil, so that when they won’t stick to each other. It’s a necessary step. Although they feel greasy, I don’t think they are so oily as to pose a serious health hazard. 🙂