Kway chap – it’s a dish that begs the question: love offals, or hate them? If you’re in the former, then you know that a great bowl of kway chap takes a whole lot of labour and effort. And if you’re in the latter camp, you can still enjoy the dish with sides like duck meat, pork belly and braised tofu. No matter where you stand, kway chap is a soul-warming and comforting dish that is great anytime of day, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here are some of the best kway chap stalls, including those that open till late night!
Drawing in queues within Pek Kio Hawker Centre, this stall serves Teochew style Kway chap with duck meat, braised egg, intestines, tau pok, and slices of pork belly. We’re fans of the herbal broth and it seems like many Singaporeans are too. Try to come early to avoid disappointment!
Address: 41A Cambridge Rd, #01-48, Singapore 211041
Opening Hours: 8 AM–3 PM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Located at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market and Food Centre, Guan Kee Kway Chap has been here for nearly 40 years. It is said to be insanely popular amongst kway chap lovers, and the ingredients are braised continuously in the herbal broth, making them immensely rich in flavour. While great on their own, they taste even better with the spicy and tangy chilli sauce!
Address: 210 Lor 8 Toa Payoh, #01-24, Singapore 310210
Opening Hours: 11 AM–3:30 PM, 4:30–8 PM Mon to Wed, 9:30 AM–3:30 PM, 4:30–8 PM Sat & Sun. Closed Thurs & Fri
Unlike most kway chap stalls that open in the morning and close in the afternoon, Bishan 284 Kway Chap is a supper spot that opens at 8:30 pm. The stall’s recipe tastes milder than most and leans on the sweet side, with its ingredients lightly braised (which is probably better for late nights). While they don’t have pork trotters here, they do offer pig ears aside from their pig skin and pork belly.
Address: 284 Bishan Street 22, Singapore 570284
Opening Hours: 8 PM–3 AM daily
To-Ricos Guo Shi at Old Airport Road Food Centre is a Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient, making them a must-visit if you’re in the area. Each serving of kway chap comes with a generous amount of pig’s belly, pig’s stomach, intestine, and tau pok. The kway is delightfully smooth and swims in a flavourful broth. You also can add on a portion of pig’s trotters to make it extra hearty too!
Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-135, Singapore 390051
Opening Hours: 10 AM–2:30 PM Tues to Sat. Closed Sun & Mon
Despite having almost no media coverage in its ten years of business, Feng Ji Kway Chap stall draws consistent lines daily. The draw? It has one of the cheapest kway chap sets in Singapore that starts from just $2.50! It includes a generous portion of kway with all the usual fixings: pork belly, intestine, braised egg, and tau pok. You can also add on ingredients without breaking the bank, as they are priced from $0.50 each. Do visit early as the stall often sells out before noon!
Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-20, Singapore 432004
Opening Hours: 6:30–11 AM Sat to Thurs. Closed on Fri
Garden Street Kway Chap has been around since the ‘40s, making it one of the oldest kway chap stalls in Singapore. Its recipe has been handed down from generation to generation, and the herbal soup is made with 15 ingredients boiled for hours to develop its flavours. You can also choose from ingredients like fish cake and tau kwa, alongside cuts of pork, like lean meat and pork belly, as well as pig skin, stomach, and intestines. It also comes with a plate of preserved vegetables and braised peanuts, and don’t forget some of the piquant chilli to complete your meal!
Address: 49A Serangoon Garden Way, #01-21, Singapore 555945
Opening Hours: 8:30 AM–3:30 PM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Chris Kway Chap is another popular Kway Chap stall in Bedok that only operates for four days a week and sells out by 2 pm. The owner is very particular about keeping all the innards clean and braises them separately instead of all together in a pot. The broth is savoury and sweet at the same time and everything is beautifully cooked.
Address: 216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-80, Singapore 460216
Opening Hours: 8:30 AM–1:30 PM Thurs to Sun. Closed Mon to Wed
If you’re a kway chap fan, then you’ll definitely know Quan Lai Kway Chap that’s been around for over 50 years. Their Signature Set starts at $12 for one, and even though prices are higher than many kway chap stalls, their portions are incredibly generous. Another must-try is their Fried Pork Intestines which is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside!
Address: 558 MacPherson Rd, Singapore 368232
Opening Hours: 9 AM–3 AM Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
One of two kway chap stalls in Holland Drive Market & Food Centre, Cheng Heng Kway Chap is arguably the one that draws in a longer queue, probably because of its listing in the Michelin Guide. They do serve a splendid kway chap which comes with a bowl of silky smooth rice noodles, soaked in a slightly herby broth, as well as generous portions of braised duck meat, offal, braised egg and preserved vegetables.
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-05, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 7 am–2:30 pm Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
Don’t be mistaken, this Michelin-recommended kway chap shares no relation with the famous chicken rice. But they’re just as well loved, drawing a queue even during non-peak hours! The kway chap comes with the usual items such as braised duck, braised egg and pig’s intestines, and the soup carries a flavourful herbal note. You can also get duck rice here with the same braised duck, tofu, egg and a bowl of soup. The stall also has two types of chilli sauce, and we recommend a combination of both!
Address: 70 Zion Rd, #01-24, Singapore 247792
Opening Hours: 10 am–8:30 pm daily
Lao San Kway Chap’s kway is thicker than usual so they offer a better bite and texture. Soaking up the broth perfectly, they make a heavenly combination with the braised intestines, pork belly and braised eggs. The homemade chilli sauce also enhances the flavour and gives it an additional punch!
Address: Multiple outlets
Ying Yi Kway Chap Braised Duck Rice Noodles has been in business for about 30 years, serving up yummy plates of braised duck rice and kway chap. Made of a variety of herbs, the braising sauce is flavourful while the kway swims in a light herbal soup with garlic oil. The duck is tender and juicy without any gaminess, and the intestine parts are well cleaned. Come ready to queue, especially during peak hours!
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-145, Singapore 560527
Opening Hours: 7 am–3 pm Sun to Tues & Fri. Closed Wed, Thurs & Sat
Blanco Court Kueh Chap is the other stall at Holland Drive Market & Food Centre that doles out hearty bowls of kway chap. If you prefer your ingredients to be more lightly braised, then you may prefer Blanco Court Kueh Chap’s take! A set comes with rice noodles swimming in a light herbal broth, with a plate of braised meat, tau pok, tau kwa, and braised egg. You can add on other items such as offals, pig trotters, pork belly, pig skin, salted vegetable, peanuts and egg.
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-02, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 7 am–2:30 pm Tues to Thurs, Sat & Sun. Closed Mon & Fri
Looking to warm up your soul? Shi Le Yuan is another Michelin-approved stall specialising in comforting kway chap swimming in a light yet aromatic herbal broth. It comes with an assortment of ingredients like braised pig’s skin and intestines, fish cakes, hard-boiled eggs, tau pok and tofu. We think that this is definitely some of the best kway chap in Singapore, even if they might not top the list when compared to other famous kway chap stalls in Singapore!
Address: 85 Redhill Ln, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 10 AM–2 PM Tues to Sat. Closed Sun & Mon
Recommended under the Michelin Plate, Ah Heng Duck Rice is best known for its traditional Teochew-style braised duck. And unlike many other duck rice stalls that serves its braised duck with braised rice, Ah Heng serves white rice that is drizzled with their black sauce. The duck is lean and moderately tender, with an old school taste that is sure to invoke some nostalgia.
Address: 531A Upper Cross St, #02-64, Singapore 051531
Opening Hours: 6:30 am–3 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck & Kway Chap has been serving classic Teochew braised duck for more than 30 years. The gravy and soup are loaded with robust herbal notes, and their braising sauce clings nicely to the meat and offal. A one-person set includes pork belly, beancurd, pig’s skin, pig’s intestine and more, which all pairs superbly with the vinegar garlic chilli sauce.
Address: 335 Smith St, #02-156, Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: 10 AM–6 PM Tues to Thurs, Sat & Sun. Closed Mon & Fri
A newly listed Michelin Bib Gourmand stall located at Berseh Food Centre famous for its unique pig's organ soup and kway chap. The pig's organ soup is made from pork belly and offal, with special brine and spices; and the kway chap is made with smooth ribbon noodles and pork broth. In addition to the pork belly and offal, other tasty items such as pork skin, trotters, marinated eggs, and tofu are also available. Delicious and affordable, it is no surprise why many local residents and tourists often come by!
Address: 166 Jln Besar, #02-39, Singapore 208877
Opening Hours: 8:30 AM–6 PM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Covent Garden Kway Chap is a popular stall in Havelock Road Food Centre, and with almost 60 years of history it’s not hard to see why. The family-run business specialises in kway chap with all the usual fixings: intestines, pig skin, braised egg, tau pok and more. The broth is well-balanced – neither too light nor too jelak, with a tinge of herbal note. Fried shallots are also scattered on top before serving, adding another layer of flavour and texture to the dish.
Address: 22A Havelock Road, #01-05, Singapore 161022
Opening Hours: 9 am–2:45 pm Mon to Fri, 9 am–5 pm Sat. Closed on Sun
The owner of Siglap Kway Chap has been selling kway chap for over 50 years, and no one else in Singapore makes kway chap the traditional way as he does. The spices are pan-fried before they are added to the braising sauce, and the whole coffeeshop is filled with an incredible aroma when the meat is done. The pork he uses is always fresh, never frozen, and it has to be cooked the day before so that it can soak in the braising sauce overnight!
Address: 727 E Coast Rd, Singapore 459073
Opening Hours: 7 AM–7:15 PM Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
Old Bugis Kway Chap has been around since 1973, and garners long queues during peak hours. They also open till 1 am, which is great for supper! The kway chap was drizzled with very dark and thick sauce that is flavourful yet not overly salty, while the meat and intestines were braised thoroughly. The kway comes in a lightly spiced herbal soup that’s topped with fried onions for extra aroma and texture. While there seems to be a perpetual queue, thankfully the line moves pretty quickly.
Address: 10 Sengkang Square, #01-38, Singapore 544829
Opening Hours: 7 AM–1 AM Mon to Fri, 7 AM–1:30 AM Sat & Sun