Good Chance Restaurant is founded in 1977 by Mr Hou Shen Hu, and one of the pioneer names when you talk about Hokkien-style Popiah.

However, this is largely known for its DIY-style of Popiah, located at Blk 149 Silat Ave . The business is currently helmed by 3rd generation owner “Ah Boy”. (They have closed the Jalan Besar outlet.)

Their Hokkien-style Popiah includes ingredients such as turnip, carrot, cabbage, bamboo shoot, leek, fried tofu, French beans and shrimps.

There are quite a number of condiments as well, which includes bean sprours, sweet sauce, minced garlic, chilli paste, coriander and minced peanuts.

Wrapping your own may be more expensive than your usual hawker stall prices – 6 rolls at $19.80, 12 at $37.80, and 18 for $53.80.

Additional Chinese sausage, prawns and crab meat come at additional cost ($5.80 to $7.80).

Help. Good chance, why no good price.

Being a first-timer, I asked auntie about the ‘mang guang’ which came in a claypot, she quickly commented, “Not just bang kuang, okay?”

Then I learnt there were more than 7 ingredients in the fillings which included cabbage, carrot, long beans, bamboo shoots, garlic and shrimps.

The taste was rather old school, which reminded me of what my grandmother used to cook. Yes, I remember wrapping popiah together with her, and so I can *ahem* wrap quite a generous portion without breaking the skin. (Come, come, who knows how to wrap popiah here?)

I looooove the chili and tasty ‘bang kuang’ at Good Chance, the fillings are moist and yet does not cause breakage easily.

The thing about DIY popiah is the fun, bonding, and interaction it creates with fellow diners. You can always anyhow anyhow wrap, and include your favourite ingredients and sauces in the proportion you want.

I had no space for more, but will be back for the Pork Trotters Bee Hoon ($16.80) and Fried Hokkien Mee ($9.80).

We spotted several MediaCorp artistes dining next table, including Xiang Yun, Jin Yinji, Richard Low, Henry Thia and Harley Woo. I asked boss Ah Boy why he wasn’t taking a photo with Ah Jie Xiang Yun, he said, “Take before already. These are regulars.” I see.

Good Chance Popiah Eating House
Silat Ave, #01-58 Block 149, Singapore 160149
Opening Hours: 11am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 9:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

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