Do you miss any of your childhood snacks? Many of us remember the cakes and pastries we grew up eating. If you’re searching for your favourite old school Peranakan Nonya Kueh, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 7 best places where you can get your Nonya Kueh fix!
1. Ji Xiang Confectionery
Since it opened for business in 1988, Ji Xiang has been reinventing the traditional Nonya Ang Ku Kueh with unique flavours such as salted bean, corn, coconut, and even durian!
Since they specialise in, and mainly sell Ang Ku Kueh, you’re guaranteed the very best!
Each kueh is hand-made with a soft and thin skin. There’s a generous amount of filling, and this snack is perfect for all ages.
It’s no wonder more than 4,000 are sold daily!
Ji Xiang Confectionary
1 Everton Park #01-33
Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 5PM
2. Simple Delite
Dubbed The Best Traditional Kueh in town, Simple Delite is popular among the Muslim community with its authentic halal Malay kueh.
Serving freshly made and piping hot kueh for more than 15 years, the must-try kueh here is the Kueh Lopis (sticky rice with sweetened gula melaka and shredded coconut).
Made with only a few ingredients, the glutinous rice is tender and not too dense. The shredded coconut has just the right amount of salt, giving the perfect balance of sweet and savoury!
The kuehs here usually sell out by noon, so be sure to come early!
665 Buffalo Road, #01-219 Tekka Food Centre
Mon – Sun: 6:30am – 2pm
3. Chinta Manis
This Nonya Kueh sure looks interesting!
Taking a spin on traditional Nonya Kueh, Chinta Manis blends modern variations to its traditional recipes.
Inspired by the rich tradition of Peranakan food and culture, Chinta Manis serves an incredible spread of over 20 types of Nonya Kueh.
With innovative creations such as their signature Chendol Agar Agar, Pulut Seri Kaya, and Chocolate Ondeh Ondeh, enjoy a different kind of brunch here!
180 Kitchener Road, #B2-K2/K11 City Square Mall
Mon – Sun: 11am – 9pm
4. Xing Xing Tapioca Cake
Located in Maxwell Food Centre, Xing Xing Tapioca Cake only sells two things: Tapioca cake and Ondeh Ondeh.
Fragrant and super addictive when eaten warm, it is no surprise the steamed tapioca cakes are always sold out by 11am daily.
Made of shredded tapioca and coconut milk, the tapioca cake is slightly firmer than mochi. It has the perfect chewy texture, with the grated coconut giving a slight crunch.
The little grated coconut-coated Ondeh Ondeh are soft and bouncy, but not too sticky. It bursts in your mouth with the oh-so-rich Gula Melaka.
Xing Xing Tapioca Cake/Ondeh Ondeh
Stall 31, 1 Kadayanallur Street, Maxwell Road Food Centre
Mon – Sun: 8am – 2pm
5. Tiong Bahru Galicier Confectionery
Boost your traditional Nonya Kueh craving with a hit of warm, fragrant Kueh Dadar!
Instead of the usual brown gula melaka, the signature Kueh Dadar (White Coconut Roll) here uses and maintains the natural flavour of white coconut. The rolled pancake is not overly sweet and the freshly grated coconut just melts in your mouth.
Another favourite of Galicier Confectionery is the golden Ondeh Ondeh, which is soft and fragrant with oozing gula melaka.
Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Road #01-39
Mon – Sun: 10am – 9pm
6. Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionery
Rich in heritage with more than 48 years of history, Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionery is one of the few Nonya Kueh shops in Singapore that still handmakes its kueh.
Famous for its Ang Ku Kueh (‘Red Tortoise Cake’ with soft sticky skin and Mung bean filling), the skin is tender yet chewy with a sweet and savoury filling.
Take your pick of their other Nonya Kueh as well; Png Kueh (Chinese rice cake), Soon Kueh and Ku Chye Kueh (chives cake).
Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionary
Blk 84 Bedok North St. 4, #01-21
Monday – Saturday: 6:30AM – 6PM, Sunday: 6:30AM – 2PM
7. HarriAnn’s Delight
The one thing most of us associate Nonya Kueh with is the colourful Kueh Lapis with all its layers and flavours!
Bright and colourful, the iconic rainbow Kueh Lapis is soft and chewy! Relive your childhood memories by peeling and savouring each layer on its own.
Passionately handcrafted with all-natural ingredients, the Nonya Kueh here are delightfully fresh and authentic!
230 Victoria Street, #01-01A, Bugis Junction Towers
Mon – Sun: 8am – 9pm
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So if you’re looking for some traditional Nonya Kueh as a snack in between meals or a sweet delight after your meal, you can go old school at these places!
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