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Located in Tiong Bahru Market on Seng Poh Road, Jian Bo Shui Kueh is famous for their Chwee Kueh.
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
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.
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This dish was part of the food hunt at Tiong Bahru.
At 4 for $1.40, it is slightly more expensive than the Bedok Chwee Kueh (4for$1) but we do not mind because the chye poh here is excellent. There is an extra nutty aroma and crunchy texture because it is stir fried with sesame seeds. As the owners continue to mill their own rice flour for the chwee Kuey, each petite rice cake is soft to each bite.
Mention chwee kueh and the name Jian Bo Shui Kueh will surely come to mind. An iconic name in the local food scene, Jian Bo has been churning out delicious chwee kueh for more than 50 years!
Whats so alluring about Jian Bos chwee kueh is that they have perfected all three elements of the dish: the rice cake, chai poh (salted radish), and chilli sauce. The rice cake has a uniformly smooth texture with the perfect equilibrium of softness and springiness. A crunchy contrast to the soft rice cake, the sweet-savoury chai poh is fried with aromatics like garlic, shallots and sesame seeds. Chili lovers will surely fall in love with the fragrant, fiery hot chilli sauce!