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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
Tel: 65-6345 6798
Open daily: 7am till sold out (best to go before 5pm, or call to order)
1022 Upper Serangoon Road
Order hotline: 65-6287 4328