We don't even know how or who to order from at first. A lady, who appeared nonya, took the orders.sadly and disappointedly, they only have 1kind of popiah left, no more crabmeat or vegetarian or even the premium $3.50 kind of popiah.
I saw the uncle make the popiah skin. It was very different from the kind of popiah skin outside as theirs is a bit translucent and chewy. Like the super thin version of the crystal pau dumplings 水晶包.
The ingredients were the usual kind like turnips, carrots, taugeh, 甜面酱 but I did not notice any peanuts. Instead, crispy fish bits that tasted like crackers were used. Very crunchy and special. However, though their fillings are all home made, I feel that the thing that sets it apart from the crowd is the chewy skin and the overall warm ingredients.
Some popiah are cold both inside and outside while some are warm only because of the turnips. This one is warm throughout, which is why perhaps it's freshness that make it so popular. Other than that I think is quite the same.
3 for $2
We also ordered kway pie tee....Which is warm and crunchy and full of flavour. Must eat this in one bite
Rather disappointed at the selection as we thought we can have a popiah feast, we ordered the apparently TV featured beef balls soup from the stall next door.
U选美食王的牛肉丸汤Surprisingly this was not too bad. The beef balls are bouncy.
On the way in search of popiah, we past by another shop called the Imran Confectionary. Why did it catch my attention? Because we can see it's kitchen directly from the front and the uncle said that they make their curry puffs all by themselves. And one thing is that this Indian uncle only sells 3 kinds chicken, beef and potato. That day, all the chicken ones are sold out.
So I ordered this potato version. It was sooo good. The crispy skin and huge triangle size of this flat Indian curry puff
The potatoes filling were soft and mushy.The other thing they sell that is not shown here is the sugee cookies. So hard that you can't use your bare hands to break them apart. Have to use a knife to chop them. But they were very good.
Okay...did I forgot to mention that the President's maid come here to takeaway the popiah? According to ieatishootipost blog post here, they used a traditional nonya recipe and has also been features in the top 8 popiah by The ST.
kway guan huat popiah
95 Joo Chiat Rd
Beef ball soup ( just next door)
125 Joo chiat road