Daily: 06:30 - 23:00
Located in Tiong Bahru Market on Seng Poh Road, Jian Bo Shui Kueh is famous for their Chwee Kueh.
This chwee kueh is really one of a kind! You may think that chwee kueh is a very simple dish, and all the cook needs is some rice flour, mix it with water and steam it. Then you add fried chye poh (preserved raddish) and chilli. So what's the big deal and how come this stall has been selling nothing but chwee kueh for the past 50 years?
You'll know why once you bite into the chwee kueh. Firstly, its texture. It was soft to the bite, setting it apart from all the other chwee kueh I have eaten. The secret? They mill their own rice to make the flour. Second was the tasty fried chye poh. If you look closely, you will notice the generous use of sesame seeds. Very savoury indeed! This is one of the few original stalls that have been around since the days of the old Tiong Bahru Food Centre. If you like chwee kueh, you must try this.
I dont know about other chwee kuey lovers but for me, its great to have a lot of chye poh (preserved veg) and it must balance out in proportion of cos. This shop thinks they're all that cos its the only shop selling chwee kuey at tiong bahru mkt. I asked for more chyepoh to my 4pcs n was willing to top-up. she retorted its a lot given already and i need to put in an extra dollar for a dollop more! incredible. most places will go as far as 50cents but she was just ridiculous and just plain stingy. Even gave me a matter of fact face when she said take it or leave it. aunty aunty. Do business dont be like that. chye poh is so cheap... dont even try to overcharge.
This “water cake” (direct translation for chwee kueh) is topped with chye poh (Chinese dialect for preserved radish) that is sweet, nutty (we reckon it is in part because of the sesame seeds) and on the dry side (not a bad thing). The cake itself is soft and smooth, while the chilli is not overpowering, working beautifully into the salty and browned chye poh. For more $2.50 eats reviews, read here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/gallery/what-to-eat-for-2-50-and-under--*gid-232e3101/photos/?oauth_token=e09721797fbc62a82b6b00259a58552d&oauth_verifier=0c3be169759169884775351860bee1ad#c6240800