25 Oct '12, 3am

@copey1876 @lonelyplanet if you happen to be in a hawker centre! try finding Chwee Kueh (pronounced chu-ee ku-eh)

@copey1876 @lonelyplanet if you happen to be in a hawker centre! try finding Chwee Kueh (pronounced chu-ee ku-eh)

The unassuming Chwee Kueh - Truly Uniquely Singapore! I had a fascinating history lesson from the uncle who runs this Chwee Kueh stall in Ghim Moh market. He was only 8 years old when his mother started selling Chwee Kueh from a push cart back in 1959 near Alexandra Hospital. Now, 51 years later, he is still passionate about preserving our Chwee Kueh tradition. There are many Chwee Kueh stalls in Singapore, but most of them sell Chwee Kueh that is made by a machine in the factory. This uncle and his wife still wakes up early in the morning to hand pour the rice flour mixture into some 1500 aluminium molds everyday. "Chwee" refers to the puddle of water on a freshly steamed Chwee Kueh I have long wondered why Chwee Kueh was called Chwee Kueh (Water Cake). I had assumed that just as carrot cake is known as carrot cake because it contains carrot, Chwee Kueh must be called Chw...

Full article: http://ieatishootipost.sg/2010/05/ghim-moh-chwee-kueh-why...

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