My maternal great grandmother was a Teochew who came to Singapore from Swatow, China. I remembered the times when all of us would gather around the dining table to help or watch her make traditional kueh during festive occasions. Her yam cake and png kueh were the best. Ever since 老嬤 passed away, I hadn’t been able to find similar Teochew kueh that were on par with the ones she used to make. Despite that, I still have my favourite go-to place. Ah Yee’s Soon Kueh is one kueh shop in Singapore that I particularly love. The taste is not quite the same as what I was once familiar with. Nonetheless, there’s still something nostalgic about their kueh. I guess it’s what we call 古早味.
There is only one Ah Yee’s Soon Kueh shop in Singapore, which is located on Tembeling Road in Joo Chiat. Pretty far from where I live so I’m really glad that I can make use of Pickupp to purchase my favourite kueh without having to travel all the way there.
Got 2 assorted boxes. Each box consists of a piece of Soon Kueh, Ku Chye Kueh, Peng Kueh and Yam Kueh each.
Soon Kueh 笋粿
Seriously, I must say their soon kueh is the best. It really makes other soon kueh pale in comparison, lol.
The skin is thin. Yet every soon kueh is plump-looking with a good amount of filling in it. The jicama has a nice crunch and a lovely fragrance of dried shrimps. Gotta pair with the accompanying black sauce that isn’t too sweet and the chilli sauce that has quite a bit of a spicy kick.
Peng Kueh 糯米饭粿
The skin is just as thin too. And the rice filling is just so tasty and nicely seasoned. What I love best is the texture of the glutinous rice that is not mushy at all. There is still some springiness to it so it gives a really good bite. Plus, it doesn’t feel dense or heavy.
Ku Chye Kueh 韭菜粿
I don’t normally eat ku chye (chives) that much but this ku chye kueh is outstanding. Packed full of chopped chives with a garlicky aroma that really stands out. Overall, pretty light and delicious.
Yam Kueh 芋头粿
The shredded yam in the filling just brings the kueh to another level. With this added fragrance and texture. OMG, I love anything yam! So good!
Fresh tasting. Thin, silky and smooth skin. Substantial and delicious fillings. I couldn’t just pick one out as my favourite because all flavours were good. Ah Yee’s Soon Kueh is definitely one of the best places to go for traditional kueh like these. Must try, peeps!
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