Listen to this week’s perfectly piggy episode here!
Today, Chef Daniel Tay wants to take us to Holland Drive Food Centre for one of his favourite local comfort foods – Kwap Chap! There are a couple of stalls selling this pungent, piggy delicacy, but look for the stall called Blanco Court Kway Chap. Now, you’ll discover that there are many stalls calling themselves Blanco Court Kway Chap across Singapore, but in Chef Daniel’s opinion, whether this is the original or not, the one at Holland Drive is the best. Why? It’s the skill in which the pig parts are handled – thoroughly cleaned, there’s a fresh, not foul aroma and the taste is simply wonderful. The intestines, in particular are tender and they taste so clean!
The lor, or gravy, is also very important – Chef Daniel says it has to be old – as in well-matured. It’s almost like saving a bit from today for the next and the next, to give those rich flavours a chance to develop in the pot. He tells the story of after the market & food centre reopened after a long renovation, he found that the gravy at this stall not quite as tasty. Even the owner said it’s too “new” and to come back 2 weeks later, after the gravy had time to properly mature.
For the ultimate bowl of Kway Chap, get everything – all 3 parts of the intestines, the pork belly, the pig trotters, stewed egg and lots of chilli to go with the delicate rice sheets swimming in the silken gravy.
For your next Kway Chap fix, do try Blanco Court Kway Chap at Holland Drive – surprisingly, look for the stall that DOES NOT usually have the long queue! It’s the one that Chef Daniel truly believes serves up the best!
BLANCO COURT KWAY CHAP
44 Holland Drive
#02-02 Holland Drive Market & Food Centre