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Hawker At Chinatown Offers Really Rare Traditional Wah Kueh That Is Quickly Disappearing

How many kuehs can you name? We bet that you can name a few in a jiffy. However, wah kueh will probably not be in your mind. Recently discovered by a netizen on Hawkers United – Dabao 2020, wah kueh is a traditional Hokkien snack that is quickly disappearing in Singapore. As a true foodie, you will need to check out Ah Kong Wah Kueh, the only store in Chinatown Complex Food Centre that is serving this hidden gem.

Really Rare Traditional Wah Kueh That Is Quickly Disappearing

Photo: Stanley Ho via Hawkers United – Dabao 2020 (Facebook)
Photo: Stanley Ho via Hawkers United – Dabao 2020 (Facebook)

Posted up by a netizen on Hawkers United – Dabao 2020, many netizens expressed that they had not eaten wah kueh for decades. While some argue the origins of wah kueh, a netizen explained that the steamed rice cake dish was once sold by street peddlers in Singapore. That was approximately 50 years ago. Well, is the steam rice cake dish similar to chwee kueh?

Photo: Lynn Wee (Google)
Photo: Stanley Ho via Hawkers United – Dabao 2020 (Facebook)

While chwee kueh is topped off with chai poh after it is steamed, wah kueh has toppings steamed together, and there is more variety, too! Head down to Ah Kong Wah Kueh, and indulge in different toppings include brown sauce, minced garlic, and chilli sauce. In terms of texture, it is firmer in comparison to chwee kueh. As the name suggested, this traditional dish is steamed in a bowl.

Photo: Stanley Ho via Hawkers United – Dabao 2020 (Facebook)
Photo: Vicardo Ng (Google)

Thanks to the combination of different toppings, a bowl of wah kueh tastes really rich. A bowl of wah kueh is priced at $2.50. As the perfect breakfast treat, a netizen mentioned that this spot opens as early as 7:45 a.m., and the hawker will be around until it is sold out. When you around Chinatown Complex Food Centre, be sure to try out this rare gem!

Find It At Ah Kong Wah Kueh In Chinatown Complex Food Centre

Address: 335 Smith St, #02-116, Singapore 050335

Operating Hours: Starts at 7:45 a.m.

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