Popiah is one of Singapore’s most popular snacks, with its origins in Fujian, China. It was traditionally eaten during the Qingming Festival, as fire was not allowed to be used and thus people had to consume cold food (寒食). Today, they are available daily, and commonly filled with ingredients such as crunchy turnip strips, beansprouts, shredded omelette and crushed peanuts, all wrapped in a paper-thin ‘crepe’. You’ll also find slightly different variations, from the Hokkien popiah which tends to have bamboo shoots and pork, as well as the Nyonya popiah which includes prawn. No matter which you prefer, we’ve got your popiah cravings covered with these 25 popiah stalls in Singapore!
This family business has been around since 1938 and they still make popiah skins the traditional way – from scratch and by hand! They were known for their popiah skins before delving into the whole nine yards – creating a chewy popiah filled with ingredients such as turnips, carrots, beancurd, egg, prawn, and black sweet sauce. If you’re lucky, you may even catch the chefs in action, creating and twirling the delicate popiah layers.
Address: 95 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427389
Opening Hours: 9 am–2 pm Tues to Sun
Good Chance Popiah was founded in 1977, and one of the pioneers of Hokkien-style Popiah in Singapore. Now run by the third-generation, the eatery serves a DIY popiah set in either six, 12 or 18 pieces, which comes with everything you need for a hands-on experience, such as the filling mixture consisting of bamboo shoots, carrots, long beans and dried shrimp. You can also beef up your popiah rolls with lup cheong, prawns or crab meat for an additional fee!
Address: 149 Silat Ave, #01-58, Singapore 160149
Opening Hours: 11 am–2:30 pm, 5:30–9:30 pm Tues to Sun
Founded by Mr Lim Kam Chwee who immigrated from Fujian to Singapore in the 1940s, he started selling popiah from a pushcart before moving into a stall along Upper Thomson Road. Now run by the second generation with multiple outlets across the island, Ann Chin Popiah even comes with a Michelin-recommended and still makes their popiah skin by hand! Stuffed generously with mang kwang (turnip), beansprouts, egg, lettuce, and peanuts, this is truly some of the best popiahs you’ll find in Singapore.
Address: Multiple outlets
What was once a humble coffee shop at Bedok North is now one of the most popular popiah brands in Singapore. Mr. Popiah draws in crowds from all over Singapore with their customisable rolls and unique offerings like sushi popiah and salted egg prawn popiah. They’ve also expanded its business by selling popiah via vending machines, and popiah skins in supermarkets.
Address: 15 Senoko Drive, #03-06, Singapore, 758202
Opening Hours: 11 am–5 pm Tues to Sun
A Halal-certified chain, Qiji does local favourites including nasi lemak, mee siam, laksa, lontong and of course, popiah! The brand makes the skin and sauce in-house, and you’ll get popiah in two versions, either prawn or with chicken. The popiah also contains turnip, egg, beansprouts, lettuce, and a combination of sweet and chilli sauces. Instead of peanuts, Qiji uses golden crispy bits which gives a good contrast to the moist turnip fillings.
Address: Multiple outlets
Tucked away in a corner of Coronation Plaza and very cosy indeed, My Cosy Corner serves up local favourites like mee siam, laksa, and many also come here for their popiah which is generously stuffed with ingredients. The stall also adds lard and crunchy bamboo, as well as a garlicky, tangy sambal. Do keep in mind that their popiah is not available on Sundays, so come during other days of the week.
Address: 587 Bukit Timah Rd, #02-02, Singapore 269707
Opening Hours: 10:30 am–6 pm Mon to Sat, 11 am–3:30 pm Sun
A shop name can’t get anymore straightforward than this, and it goes without saying that this stall sells just three items in Maxwell Food Centre. They tend to fly under the radar, and most would not know that the stall has actually earned themselves a Michelin Plate! The popiah is filled with stewed turnip, fresh crunchy cabbage, carrots, pieces of hard-boiled egg and ground peanuts.
Address: 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-56, Singapore 069184
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–8:30 pm Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
This popiah stall has been around since the 1930s, and their popiah is made from a secret recipe and does not include pork, lard, MSG, artificial colouring, and preservatives. Their chilli and popiah skin is also entirely housemade, and they replace peanuts with fried crispy golden bits to add texture and a crunch to the dish. Other ingredients within it include stewed turnip, fresh lettuce, hard-boiled egg, crispy sole fish, and a small piece of crab stick!
Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-03, Singapore 310022
Opening Hours: 6:30 am–2:30 pm Wed to Sun. Closed Mon & Tues
If you remember Longhouse and Lavender Food Square, you may remember Miao Sin Popiah. Established by veteran hawker Ong Chin Quay along Upper Boon Keng Road in 1980, the popular carrot cake and popiah specialist now calls Balestier Market home. The popiah skin here is on the drier side, but its ingredients are delightfully refreshing, light and flavourful.
Address: 411 Balestier Rd, #01-06, Singapore 329930
Opening Hours: 11 am–9 pm Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
If you’re in Upper Thomson and looking for good popiah, head on over to Ping Kee Popiah. What’s different about their popiah is the unique addition of lup cheong, in addition to the usual ingredients of turnip, beansprouts, peanuts, egg, and dried shrimp. Do request for more chilli if you prefer an extra kick, as their chilli is rather mild.
Address: 590 Upper Thomson Rd, #01-32, Singapore 574419
Opening Hours: 11:15 am–8 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Located within East Coast Park, Lagoon Famous Carrot Cake is famous indeed and offers the best of both worlds – carrot cake and popiah. The stall was originally known for the former, and it was almost 20 years ago that the owner started selling popiah after learning the secret recipe from a friend. Generously filled with a good combination of textures, each element of the popiah is done perfectly, even the chilli!
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-40, Singapore 468960
Opening Hours: 12–10 pm Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri, 8:30 am–10 pm Sat & Sun. Closed on Tues
A humble hawker stall in Whampoa, what’s special about 968 Popiah is they offer not only the standard Popiah, but also a unique Sushi Popiah! The filling is almost identical to that of the usual popiah – cooked turnip, hard-boiled eggs, and prawns. But the difference is that below the popiah skin, a sheet of nori seaweed is laid under it to emulate maki sushi! After layering the usual ingredients, an entire crabmeat stick is then rolled in. After that, mayonaise and their housemade chilli is added to it, which has chopped fresh garlic mixed in and gives an added kick to the dish!
Address: 81 Lor Limau, Singapore 320081
Opening Hours: 12–8 pm daily
Seving up elevated mod-Sin cuisine, Po Restaurant puts a modern spin on this beloved traditional dish. It uses handmade popiah skins sourced from heritage hawkers which is delivered fresh to its kitchen daily. Its popiah platters include lavish ingredients like stewed pork, crispy flatfish, fresh tiger prawns, and flower crab!
Address: 320 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169628
Opening Hours: 7–10:30 am, 12–3 pm, 6–10:30 pm daily
Located at Newton Food Centre, get your Popiah fix from one of the oldest stalls that have been around since 1977, using a traditional recipe that’s been passed down the generations since the 1930s. The fillings are quite well-balanced, so you get a taste of everything – turnip, beansprouts, hard-boiled egg, pieces of prawns, and a special ingredient: crispy fish bits! As a snack it’s quite enjoyable - you get sweet, umami, salty and spicy all in one bite!
Address: 500 Clemenceau Ave North, #01-12, Singapore 229495
Opening Hours: 11:45 am–11 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
It’s pretty rare to find soups, stews, salads and popiah all together, and you might think it’s a strange combination. Surprisingly, Souperstar executes them all really well. They are probably the first in Singapore to do burrito-style wraps using traditional popiah skin! You’ll find interesting choices here such as the Traditional Popiah, Sesame Chicken Popiah, Sweet Thai Chicken Popiah, Seafood Wasabi Mayo Popiah and Masala Chicken Popiah. They are rolled tight and served unsliced, which helps in preventing a mess while you eat.
Address: Multiple outlets
Fortune Food is a brand with more than 10 years of experience serving Singapore hawker delicacies and they are literally the parents of the founders of Souperstar. They’ve come a long way from their humble beginnings. Once a simple hawker stall in Geylang Bahru, they’ve expanded to eight outlets and are known for handmade popiah skins which are made fresh daily, ensuring you’re served only the freshest! They also have DIY Party sets, bringing the joy and fun of making a meal to you!
Address: Multiple outlets
Located a short walk away from Toa Payoh MRT, ABC’s popiah is different from any other popiah you’ll find in Singapore. The sweetness of the popiah sauce leans on the milder side and can almost be completely masked by the flavours from other ingredients. This one is great for those who dislike the sweet component of popiahs but can come across as bland for those who prefer more flavourful popiahs. Try it for yourself and see how you like it!
Address: 93 Lor 4 Toa Payoh, #01-34, Singapore 310093
Opening Hours: 9 am–10 pm daily
Located at Block 79 a short walk from Macpherson MRT, the food centre is separated into two blocks, one serving vegetarian food, and the other serving your usual hawker fare. The best thing about the popiah at Tang Leng Chay Tar Kia Mee is the well-seasoned ingredients and how juicy it is. It has a really homely feel to it and eating this popiah invokes a sense of nostalgia. The only downside is that it seems to be lacking some textural contrast!
Address: 79 Circuit Rd, #01-98, Singapore 370079
Opening Hours: 11 am–9:30 pm daily
Warm stewed turnip, beansprouts, diced hardboiled egg, peanuts and bits of crispy garlic are wrapped firmly in crepe-thin popiah skin that leans hard and even slightly crunchy, adding a different texture to the dish. This popiah has no frills, but is so hearty and satisfying! While you’re here, give their carrot cake a try too.
Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-156, Singapore 390051
Opening Hours: 10 am–10 pm daily
Another popiah stall located within Old Airport Road Food Centre, Fu Cheng’s rendition is well portioned, with the fillings tightly wrapped in a thin skin that is slightly crispy. The turnips are well-drained but perhaps slightly bland for those who prefer stronger flavours. Do ask for more chilli to get an extra kick and to balance out the sweetness of the sauce! It’s probably also worth a mention that the stall is halal-certified.
Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-94, Singapore 390051
Opening Hours: 9 am–8 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon