When talking about popiah, every food review on TV, radio, newspaper, magazine or blog will not miss this 69 year old popiah skin store...
I decided to see what all these rave is about regarding this simple dish called POPIAH at KWAY GUAN HUAT today...I managed to jio 3 other hungry scanvenger to come along for this food adventure
Situated along Joo Chiat Road, this old traditional store is not difficult to find:
We saw the popiah skin making on the spot:
Just next door
Is where the small shop that actually sells Beef noodles and also the DIY popiah with newspaper and magazine cuttings
We rejected the menu for the beef noodles and took a look at the DIY popiah menu....it cost $8 for each pax...and took our orders for 4......we were told that they ran out of hard-boiled eggs and they will give us more veggie claypot and also the 2 kueh pie tee as replacement.....
After 5-10min wait, all the ingredients arrived and the started right away
There is actually not a lot of stuff for us unlike those we see outside which usually has a few more and what we got are
The fresh handmade popiah skin from next door
bean sprouts and green veggie
and the main ingredients and the most important part of a popiah in a claypot....there are one fresh shrimp for each pax
inlcuding kueh pie tee and the fried crumbs...and i must say, the crumbs are superb
Not in the photos are also sweet sauce, garlic paste and the very spicy and fragrant chili...so we just follow the steps that we saw outside when we buy made popiah and started to create our own
and we did quite a good job (at least it looks like popiah sold outside
We had about 3 popiahs for each pax and with the last bits of the claypot veggies
I tried to use what ever is left
and made a last small one...it was very damp because of the gravy
Fate of the last popiah.....
and we managed to clear everything
and everyone had a healthy and fulfilling lunch....I must say the turnip in the claypot is superb, it is very juicy as it absorbed the thick and tasty the gravy...although with simple ingredients and without the hardboiled eggs, our popiah is not worst than those that are selling outside..one good thing about DIY popiah is that we can control the amount of gravy we want and the amount of ingredient to be wrapped in..although $8 per pax on a high side but i would definitely recommend anyone who has never tried this before...