Was here to try the famous Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Mee and I noticed the workers and boss at this stall at the corner were busy churning out trays and trays of kueh for steaming! Then the OMG moment came… the soon kueh is the real SOONG! (That’s how Teochews pronounce bamboo shoot) Soon Kueh dates back a long way to the Chaozhou and Shantou cities of the Guangdong Province! It’s definitely my first encounter with something so traditional here and I am so damn happy about it!
The owner told me he has been doing this since he was a young man… easily more than 30 years already! A classic SG Legendary! Taste:
Ordered the Soon Kueh, Gu Chye Kueh and Peng Kueh. Soon Kueh wins me over immediately cos of the filling of course, the skin texture together with the Gu Chye Kueh, is lightly chewy and soft. Damn good! Gu Chye Kueh fillings on the other hand was a little fibrous for me. Still like the soft soft type. But tasty though. Peng Kueh was nice and soft, prefer it to have a little more dried shrimps and mushroom inside. If not like a bit plain.
$1.30 for Soon Kueh and Peng Kueh. $1.10 for Gu Chye Kueh.
Yong’s Teochew Kueh has been around these parts of Singapore for as long as I can remember. Always crowded in the morning where customers would be queuing up to buy for their breakfasts or for parties and families. Check out the pics.
Taste: Liked most of the kuehs here but some could be better. For soon kueh I still prefer this stall’s http://wp.me/pCcuC-2E
Ambience: Mostly takeaways although you can eat there.
Price: See price list
RTE: Yeah for the yam paste!!!
Location: 1022 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534760. Tel: 6287 4328 (Highly recommended for large orders)
One of the best teochew kueh I’ve tasted and have been going back to this same place when I have craving for soon kueh, ku cai kueh, peng kueh, yam cake, glutinous rice, black sesame kueh, cabbage kueh, etc… Located where loads of good food are located, the stall is at #01-123 of 49 Sim Place market/food centre.
Taste: What can I say, it’s damn good! Try the gu cai kueh and black sesame cake also!
Portion: Loads of fillings!
Price: Cheap throughout… they cater for occassions too… call them to find out.