This Stall At Chinatown Has Been Serving Traditional Handmade Sachima For Over 60 Years!

Anyone here knows what Sachima is? It is a traditional Chinese snack that originated from Manchuria in the 1600s, which is now Northeast China. The snack is made up of fried dough crisps that are bounded together with maltose and sugar syrup. Fun fact, it was said that the snack gave army soldiers the energy to defeat their enemies. In Singapore, Pan Ji Cooked Food at Chinatown is where you can get your hands on handmade Sachima.


Traditional Handmade Sachima At Pan Ji Cooked Food

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The stall owner Mr Poon, has been running Pan Ji Cooked Food at Chinatown Complex Food Centre since 1983 and has been serving freshly made Sachima to customers all over Singapore. Involving hours of heavy manual work, this stall is one of the few stalls in Singapore where you can find handmade traditional Chinese snacks.

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Mr Poon kneads the dough, cuts them into strips, deep-fries them and then coats them in malt sugar. After it is coated, it is sliced into blocks. This results in a crispy sweet treat to the tastebuds, often compared by others to American Rice Krispies Treats.

The delectable snack is available in three sizes:

  • Small for $3
  • Medium for $6
  • Large for $7.50
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Find Them At Chinatown Complex Food Centre!

Besides Sachima, Pan Ji Cooked Food also serves other traditional snacks such as Honey Twists ($1.80), You Tiao ($0.90), and Sesame Egg Split ($5). The stall closes daily at 2pm so do head down early to not miss out on this delicious treat!

Address: 335 Smith St, #02-78,  Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Singapore 050335

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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For articles on other traditional snacks, do check out Heng Heng Tapioca Cake!


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