Food Review: Bedok Chwee Kueh
(located in Bedok Interchange Food Centre)
Bedok Chwee Kueh
Price: 1 for $0.50. Min 2 pcs
One of my favourite local delicacy that is very famous. Bedok Chwee Kueh is one of the best rice cake with cai po around in town and is equally, if not more famed than Jian Bo Shui Kueh that I have reviewed previously.
First this main stall is manned by 2 ladies (they have many branches) and it's very focused in doing Chwee Kueh. They sells nothing other than Chwee Kueh compared to Jian Bo.
The chwee kueh is bigger than Jian Bo but it's the same price as Jian Bo, so in terms of quantity, Bedok wins in this aspect. In addition, you can start off with 2 chwee kueh minimally so the starting cost is $1 vs Jian Bo's $2.50.
The cai po is made up of preserved turnips, garlic and vegetable oil, stir-fried and smells very fragrant. The cai po is chopped finely but you will still get texture from the mix. The mix is very oily but not as oily as Jian Bo but still, one probably need to exercise more to work out the fats.
The result of that is a garlicky, salty and fragrant mixture that goes very well with chwee kueh which smells of rice flavour. The cai po here is generally salty but still slightly sweeter than Jian Bo's.
The Chwee Kueh itself is firm and have a good rice flavour which any chwee kueh should be. The sambal chilli is decent as well with good spicy punch. The chwee kueh seems to be on the softer side and not as firm as before (compared to the past when they are doing the smaller size portion).
In summary, it's my favourite version of chwee kueh but again, Jian Bo is not too far away. So either way, both are good so do give it a try if you are around in the area to make your own verdict.
4V out of 5
207 New Upper Changi Rd, #01-19, Singapore 460207
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