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Jian Bo Shui Kweh

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Located in Tiong Bahru Market on Seng Poh Road, Jian Bo Shui Kueh is famous for their Chwee Kueh.

Daily: 06:30 - 23:00

$2 based on 16 submissions
Breakfast (4 votes), Cheap Eat/Budget (4 votes), Brunch (3 votes)
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Water Cake

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

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18 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

stingy on chyepoh, pay $1 to add

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.
Chwee Kueh
25 Oct 2013 • 296 reviews • 14 followers

Water Cake

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
12 Apr 2013 • 228 reviews • 8 followers

Fragrant Chye Poh

Visit http://dairycream.blogspot.sg/2013/04/tiong-bahru-market-food-centre-food.html for full review and photos
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.
09 Aug 2012 • 205 reviews • 20 followers

Jian Bo Shui Kueh

For photos, visit http://www.sgfoodonfoot.com

If you were to ask me for a recommendation at Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, my first thought will be the Lor Mee and Chwee Kueh. I told the opportunity to visit Lor Mee 178 and Jian Bo Shui Kueh while I was there a couple of weeks back.

There were many mixed reviews on Jian Bo Shui Kueh and most of them noticed that the standard and quality were not the same as previous. They could be right as the original owner has sold the stall to the current owner (accordingly to what I found on the web).

The freshly made Chwee Kueh ($1.20/4pc, $1.80/6pc, $2.40/8pc) was soft and firm. The chye poh (turnip filling) was on the darker side which was rather fragrant compared to other stalls. However it was kind of flat without the crunchy texture. The chilli although was mild but I personally felt that it blended very well with the chye poh. Overall I felt that the chwee kueh standard is still way above most of the competitors out there.

27 Feb 2012 • 73 reviews • 5 followers

Favourite chwee kueh store

Long time favourite of the family….Texture of chwee kueh is firm without being hard. Chye poh (turnip filling) is fragrant, admittedly on the oily side. I have had debates with friends on the best chwee kueh in town. This store has my definite vote.

I typically buy 20 pieces a pop. I ask for chwee kueh and chye poh to be packed separately (slight additional cost) and keep some in the fridge to savor over the next day.