Soon kueh is a traditional snack in Singapore, often found in food markets and hawker centres. It is made of a thin, translucent rice flour skin, which is filled with a mixture of jicama, dried mushrooms, dried shrimp, and sometimes other ingredients such as garlic chives or bamboo shoots. Yet, not all soon kuehs are made equal. As the wrapper has to be chewy with the perfect skin to filling ratio, and the filling needs to be aromatic, umami, and slightly crunchy to the bite. Where are the best soon kueh in Singapore you ask? It’s time to check out these traditional soon kueh stalls in Singapore.
Established in 1985 and clinching a Michelin Plate in 2019, Poh Cheu is a family-run business now helmed by its third-generation owners. The beautiful soon kueh wrappers here are almost transparent – you can see the carrots and black fungus through the skin without having to tear it apart! Each soon kueh is packed with tons of umami goodness with the perfect skin-to-filling ratio, and the house-made chilli is scrumptious with a fiery punch. They are only made in limited quantities each day, so come by early if you want some!
Address: 127 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-222, Singapore 150127
Opening Hours: 8 am–6 pm Tues to Sat. Closed Sun & Mon
This 24-year old stall is co-founded by Madam Lim, who has had 30 years of experience in the hand-making kueh before she co-founded Fatt Soon Kueh in 1999. The soon kueh here boasts a chewier skin, and every bite is filled with bountiful flavours from the jicama, black fungus, carrots and dried shrimp.
Address: Multiple outlets
To loyal fans of the stall, Yuan Wei Handmade Soon Kueh isn’t just the best soon kueh stall in Ang Mo Kio – it’s also the best in the whole of Singapore. You can’t go wrong with the classic soon kueh. The crunchy jicama, bamboo shoots, black fungus and carrots perfectly contrast the tender and soft skin, and they are also one of the few stalls that uses bamboo shoots in their filling. To avoid disappointment, you can also order ahead and arrange for self pick up!
Address: 226F Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore 566226
Opening Hours: 8 am–12:30 pm Mon, Wed to Fri. 7:30 am–12:30 pm Sat & Sun. Closed on Tues
Join the snaking queue at Yong’s Teochew Kueh for a bite of their traditional treats, which includes a soon kueh with pillowy soft skin that tears apart easily once you bite into it. Another unique offering to try is the cabbage kueh, and is sure to hit the spot for those who prefer heavier flavours.
Address: Multiple outlets
Head down to Ah Yee’s Soon Kueh and marvel at the painstaking process that goes into making their soon kueh. Find the chewy dumplings stuffed full of jicama, carrots and winter bamboo shoots, as well as a hearty mix of minced shiitake mushrooms and fried dried shrimp. Top it off with some sweet sauce and chilli, and you have the perfect Singaporean breakfast.
Address: 124 Tembeling Rd, Singapore 423623
Opening Hours: 7:30 am–5 pm Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
The owner of One Kueh At A Time started the stall as a way to honour his mother’s recipes and to keep them alive, and you’ll find a variety of soon kueh on the menu with different fillings such as turnip, chives, hae bee biam, beetroot and bak kwa. Prices start from just $1.60 each and they are incredibly popular, selling out almost everyday. As there are only limited amounts of soon kueh that they can make each day, make sure to reach out to them to pre-order and make your reservations!
Address: 230 Pandan Loop, #01-K1, Singapore 128415
Opening Hours: 10 am–6 pm Thurs to Sat, 10 am–4 pm Sun. Closed Mon to Wed
You might be surprised to learn that people don't usually go to Yong Xiang Carrot Cake for carrot cake, but for their fried soon kueh and png kueh. A yummy twist is put to the traditional Teochew kueh, where they are chopped into pieces and fried in the wok with a cracked egg, creating a crispy exterior and chewy interior. A must-try if you’re a fan of Teochew kuehs!
Address: 29 Bendemeer Rd, #01-35, Singapore 330029
Opening Hours: 6 am–2 pm Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun. Closed Mon, Wed & Fri
Owner Goh Mok Ai has been making his Teochew kueh painstakingly by hand for over two decades. His hard work and dedication has paid off — he’s the very first Michelin Bib Gourmand awardee for Teochew kueh! The soon kueh here has been lightly pan-fried and is crispy and chewy at the same time. The lightly charred flavour on the skins truly adds a new dimension of flavours as compared to just steaming them!
Address: 347 Jurong East Ave 1, #01-218, Singapore 600347
Opening Hours: 6:30 am–2:30 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
The kuehs here are different from those you can get elsewhere, as they focus on tradition that dates back decades ago. Instead of relying on just jicama, the stall follows a more traditional way of making these goodies by adding bamboo shoots to the mix. Did you know soon kuehs in China were originally filled with bamboo shoots? For a taste of the original, make sure to check out this stall.
Address: Block 125 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-164 Alexandra Village C3, Singapore 150125
Opening Hours: 8:30 am–7 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
All the traditional kueh here are handmade fresh everyday and every single one of them is soft, tender and chewy. Come early and you’ll see the effort they put into each and every kueh! Heartily stuffed with diced jicama, mushrooms, and dried shrimp, you can purchase the soon kueh individually or in a box of five.
Address: Multiple outlets
Jalan Kukoh Teochew Kueh is a family-run business that has its roots in Johor Bahru over a hundred years ago! While their soon kueh has a slightly thicker skin than usual, it still remains soft and chewy. Furthermore, it is lightly pan-fried before it’s served, accentuating its taste and texture. The kueh here sells out quickly, so walk-in customers are often disappointed. We recommend calling ahead to reserve yours before heading down!
Address: 1 Jln Kukoh, #01-19/01-20, Singapore 161001
Opening Hours: 3–7 pm Tues, 7–9 am, 3–7 pm Wed to Sat. Closed on Sun & Mon.
Tiong Bahru Teochew Kueh has been around since 1974, serving up handmade Teochew kueh to generations of patrons. You’ll find not just one, but two types of Soon Kueh here, one filled with turnip and the other with chives. The black bean kueh stuffed with ingredients such as black beans and peanuts is also worth a try!
Address: 30 Seng Poh Rd, #02-02, Singapore 168898
Opening Hours: 7:30 am–2 pm daily
Kueh Ho Jiak isn’t primarily known for its soon kueh, but like most of the other kueh here, they are still drop dead delicious. Their handmade soon kueh comes packed with turnip, black fungus, radish, and dried shrimps, but if you’re vegan or vegetarian, there is a meat-free option too!
Address: Multiple outlets
Apart from being close to famous hawker food stalls such as Hill Street Char Kway Teow, Lau Chong Kee has made a name for itself with its local snacks that are loved by Singaporeans across different generations. The soon kueh here looks smaller than usual, but it’s made with a traditional rice skin which complements the filling. And if you have the stomach space, you should try their cakes too!
Address: 17 Bedok S Rd, #01-591, Singapore 460017f
Apart from dishing out yummy kuehs, Yoon’s Traditional Teochew Kueh is also a social enterprise that provides employment to female ex-drug offenders. The owner, Qara, strives to retain the traditional flavours of Teochew kuehs by recreating them the same way her grandmother and mother would prepare for their family. The recipes are mostly from Qara’s maternal grandmother, who hails from Puning. Yoon’s is also a culinary school, offering workshops on making Teochew kueh.
Address: 37 MacTaggart Rd, #04-01 Lirea Industrial Building, Singapore 368083