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This week, join our Makan Kaki, Chef-Owner of Summerhill, Anthony Yeoh for a trip down memory lane for an old forgotten favourite called Kueh Jong Kong. Never heard of it? Don’t worry, neither had Chef Tony or Denise, till now. In fact, it was Chef Tony’s grandmother who recently introduced him to this rare delicacy. It’s quite hard to find it now in Singapore, but we do know of at least one place that sells it – oldie but goodie, Glory Catering along East Coast Road. This Eastside stalwart sells all manner of snacks and kueh-kueh for takeaway, but did you know they also have a Halal dining room in the back?
Their restaurant serves up potent Nasi Padang with all the favourites like sambal udang, sayur lodeh, sambal goreng, beef rendang, chicken curry and more, but before you leave, be absolutely sure to grab some Kueh Jong Kong (their stocks go really fast, so if you see it, order it immdiately)!
Made from a mixture of rice and tapioca flour that thickens creamy coconut milk and gula melaka (palm sugar), Kueh Jong Kong is wrapped in banana leaf like a little purse, then steamed. When you open the parcel, all the gula melaka spills out and you’ll reveal a soft, silky, jiggly kueh that’s like a cross between tofu and pudding. Tender, sweet and delicate!
Be sure to leave room for Kueh Jong Kong as your dessert next time you visit Glory Catering’s restaurant. But we can’t guarantee there’ll be any left, seeing as stocks fly off the shelves! In fact, Tony and his Grandma grabbed the very last two last time they were there! You can also take away the Kueh Jong Kong, which we hear is only available in the afternoon. You might want to call ahead to check if they have any in stock.
139 East Coast Road S(428829)
Open: 8.30am – 8.30pm (Closed on Monday except Public Holidays)
Tel: 6344 1749