Food of the gods – Heavenly Soon Kueh & other Teochew Snacks

Hi Foodie Friends! As we navigate these days of automation, industrialisation and mass production, it feels like we’ve lost something that feels vital and personal. What’s missing is that human touch, a sense of belonging and a connection to a remembered past. In my personal search for culinary authenticity, I found a taste of the past that connects me to the Teochew side of my heritage.

These traditional savoury kuehs were a delight to discover, thanks to the recommendation of my Makan Kaki and author of the cookbook The Way of Kueh, Christopher Tan. Through the course of research for his book, he met Madam Tay Lee Tiong, a formidable woman with an equally formidable skill in creating traditional Teochew snacks like soon kueh, png kueh and koo chye kueh (all of which are variations of steamed rice cakes or dumplings, stuffed with different fillings).

Find out more about this week’s delicious recommendation here:

foreground: Koo Chye Kueh stuffed full of chives. background: png kueh.
SOON KUEH: large, pillowy pockets stuffed with winter bamboo shoots, turnip, carrot, shitake mushroom and hae bee.
Denise with Madam Tay Lee Tiong (Ah Yee) and her son Jeffrey Goh.

TASTE: Ah Yee’s Soon Kueh is located at 124 Tembeling Rd,  Singapore 423623
Open 8am to 5pm, Thursdays to Tuesdays. Closed on Wednesdays. 

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