Michelin inspectors somehow ‘discovered’ Geylang Bahru Market and Food Centre this year, with a number of stalls listed for the first time.

They include Hui Wei Ban Mian, Cheok Kee Duck Rice, and Yuan Yang Spinach Soup 鸳鸯苋菜汤 – which were all awarded the Bib Gourmand Singapore.

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Toa Payoh 93 Soon Kueh 大巴窑93筍粿 is also given a recommend (though not the Bib Gourmand).

The stall has another branch at Bendemeer Food Centre #01-14.

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Despite the diminishing prevalence of handmade Kueh in the local food scene, this modest stall still crafts their dumplings by hand.

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On the menu are Soon Kueh 笋粿 ($5.50 for 5pcs), Rice Kueh 饭粿 ($5.50 for 5 pcs), Ku Chai Kueh 韭菜粿 ($5.50 for 5 pcs) and Hakka Abacus Seed ($3.30).

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The Soon Kueh 笋粿 enwrapped a noticeably soft, well-marinated filling within its mildly chewy skin. I liked the size of this, not too big or small.

The bamboo shoot stuffing inside had a delicate, earthy aroma that subtly intertwines with the tender, elastic skin.

Loved the chilli sauce, by the way.

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The Ku Chai Kueh 韭菜粿 with its chives filling, was my preferred due to the crunch and vibrant freshness.

It is getting harder to find tasty handmade Chives Dumplings nowadays.

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Meandering further, the Rice Kueh 饭粿had seasoned glutinous rice, enveloped in that signature chewy, sticky skin.

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The seasoned grains offered a homely chew, though more generous fillings or a thinner skin would have enhanced the bite.

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Worth a special mention is the Hakka Yam Abacus Seeds 客家算盘子 ($3.30) available in limited quantities.

The stall, with its unassuming demeanour and classic offerings, stands as a gentle reminder of a slowly fading, yet deeply cherished local foods.

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Toa Payoh 93 Soon Kueh 大巴窑93筍粿
Geylang Bahru Market and Food Centre #01-68, 69 Geylang Bahru, Singapore 330069
Opening Hours: 7am – 9pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

Other Related Entries
Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore
Hui Wei Ban Mian (Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre)
Cheok Kee (Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre)
Yuan Yang Spinach Soup 鸳鸯苋菜汤 (Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre)
Lai Heng Handmade Teochew Kueh (Yuhua Hawker Centre)

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