Tiong Bahru Teochew Kueh is another one of the many food choices available at the Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre, Singapore. It is sandwiched between a famous prawn mee stall (which is a story for another day) and a drink stall that calls itself the Kopi Museum.
The Tiong Bahru Teochew Kueh was manned by a couple of ladies when we were there. They were both very friendly. One looks after the business and the other was hard at work producing hand-made Teochew kueh at the back of the stall. She was obviously an expert on this and could churn out one kueh every 20 seconds or so. Seeing my interest in her craft, she kindly slowed down her work to enable some photos to be taken.
Here is a picture of the list of prices at Tiong Bahru Teochew Kueh. Most of the items are in the $1 to $1.20 range.
Here are pictures of the items on display. The ones that caught our eye were of course the traditional Teochew kuehs.
We selected three of the Teochew kuehs and an ang ku kueh. The latter simply because its bright red colour makes it look irresistible.
The Teochew kueh flavours were the traditional red rice kueh. The other two were kuehs based on black beans. (We were subsequently informed by the owners that the key ingredients were Chinese Black Beans, American Black-Eyed Peas and flour ground from Red Cargo Rice and with 5 other flours) They were both skinless, which we thought was quite unusual and made us think of reverse maki sushi. The compression of the rice grains made them keep their shape without an external skin.
Tastewise, they were all good and we will be happy to eat them again. The best one was the traditional poong kueh (rice). The skin was soft but also chewy. The rice was nicely flavoured although there were not many other ingredients inside. We think they would taste even better after they are lightly fried. The ang ku kueh also had good skin. Its fillings were smooth and not too sweet.
Tiong Bahru Teochew Kueh
Address: 30 Seng Poh Road, Stall #02-02
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre