Friday, November 17, 2006

Damn good kueh



Being in Amoy Street food centre, I had the pleasure of tasting the best nonya kueh in Singapore ever. I had previously read about Sgkueh's super duper good onde onde which was No.1 one Straits Times onde onde list and of course, the reviews on ST Foodies made me crave it even more.



Sgkueh is opened by a guy called Michael Tan who finally opened a stall front in Amoy Street after previously selling his kueh from home. When I first heard of Sgkueh.com, I had my doubts about the kueh being sold in a store with such a corny and commercialized name. But after reading reviews, man, that durian onde onde is getting harder and harder to resist.



There's quite a variety of kueh being sold there including the traditional onde onde ($1.20 for 3), sweet and savoury Bingka Ubi, Tapioca kueh and a spunky variety of creations including durian onde onde (80c each) and differently flavoured kuehs w/ or w/o coconut including sweet potato kueh, mocha kueh, tau swan kueh, red bean kueh and some others which I may have missed out. These go for 60c each for the ones without coconut (bigger portion) and 40c each for those coated with coconut.

Being quite full from the min jiang kueh and wanton mee already, I only ordered the traditional onde onde, durian onde onde and much talked about sweet potato kueh which does not contain artificial colourings by the way.

What I read did not prepare me for what came next. I have never, ever... ever, tasted such soft onde onde, ever. The onde onde is soft like a custurd that you have to hold it delicately with your fingers. Pop it in your mouth and mash it with your tongue and feel the softness coupled with warm gula melaka. I'm telling you, I was in heaven at that moment.



The durian onde onde was larger in size but similar in texture with warm, real durian oozing out the moment you bite into it, oh man...it's like.. Omph!



The sweet potato kueh was of course, amazingly good. Not too sweet, good real sweet potato taste and soft like silk. I would think that the other kuehs carry the same, heavenly texture.



Sgkueh really does sell darn good, melt-in-your-mouth kueh which I think is a result of a very high sweet potato/tapioca to glutinous rice flour ratio. In fact, their the best I ever tasted! I know I'm a fan of Bengawan but sorry boys, these guys are of a different league. It's a pity that I'm stuffed from the wanton mee. The next time round, I'm gonna buy ALL of the kueh and sample them one by one. Till then, wait for my review!

Address:

Sgkueh.com
7 Amoy Food Centre Telok Ayer Street
#02-122
Singapore 069111

Opening Hours
10.30am to 3pm. Closed on Sundays.

19 comments:

D said...

Wait for your review? Damn it bro, I'm there! Hahaha... I LOVE ondeh ondeh

the yUmMie dUmMieS said...

haha okay then I guess i'll be waiting for YOUR review!

Angie said...

Woah, this is one stall which I haven't had the chance to try, though I've heard raves about it. The durian ondeh looks so OMG fantastic!

Amrita said...

Oh man I have never ever heard of durian ondeh in my ENTIRE life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i just ate durian chee cheong fan last week but its amazing to hear about durian ondeh ondeh ar..

how do u get tehre after alighting at chinatown station?

thanks for the tip-off!! durian just makes me crazy.

D said...

Crapola! I just realized that their opening hours totally clashes with my working hours! =(

the yUmMie dUmMieS said...

Angie: Haha yup actually i prefer if the durian is sweeter. But I guess that's what u get when they don't add sugar and the durian season is not ard the corner. It's really thick n creamy tho!

amrita: neither have I! tts y u have to try it!

Lav cupcake: Ohh! is it the one at killiney rd?! I've been wanting to know how it tastes like.
Uhm, not really sure how to describe it here. Maybe this will help.
http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/travel/travel.php?travel_id=16978&travel_site=1
Zoom out to 5 and u'll see chinatown mrt at the top left.

D: oh no! On saturdays maybe? Or u can rush there during lunctime :)

evan said...

waaa they have orr nee? OMG, i want! hv u tried b4? dunno nice or not. coz i'm actually looking for those teochew restaurant standard, not food court type. as for ondeh ondeh, never been a fan :p

the yUmMie dUmMieS said...

orh evan sis, then I think it's not for u. I've tried it b4 and I feel it's just like foodcourt standard. uhm... they have pumpkin n gingko nuts in it but I still don't think its nice.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the direction!

i hope to go there after my tests and all.. btw are u stil studying? curious. :)

continue to post yr entries..nice to read during relaxing. heh.

the yUmMie dUmMieS said...

Haha. Thanks alot lav. Glad to know that pple enjoy my entries :)
Nah I'm currently in the army... *sigh* just 8 more months

Anonymous said...

Hi

This is Michael from www.sgkueh.com. happens to bump into this link. thanks so much for blogging us and glad u like our food.

btw, you might be aware that we have another outlet in the east at Blk 3020 Ubi Ace 2 #01-105

thanks once again

Anonymous said...

omg i am a onde onde fanatic cant wait to try it!

The Yummie dummieS said...

Hello Michael! I'm so sorry I reply so late because I can't keep track of comments. i saw the link on your site though. Thanks! I'll be back for more soon. :)

Anonymous said...

IT IS THE WORST SHOP THAT I EVER BEEN TO. THE BOSS IS SO RUDE AND PROUD. I WILL NEVER BUY FORM THIS SHOP AT ALL. WE JUST WANT TO CANCEL SOME OF OUR ORDER, HE WAS SO RUDE TO TALK US OFF. ASKING US TO "CANCEL OUR ORDER INSTEAD" I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE BEFORE. OUR ORDER IS MORE THAN $100. NOT LIKE WE ORDER JUST A FEW DOLLARS.

Anonymous said...

Tasted once on the ondeh ondeh. Will never want to try again as it was sour and I had a bad tummy upset thereafter.

Anonymous said...

Hey bro did you ever try kueh from Rainbow lapis in Wisma Atria food republic?
But bro i think i'll also try sgkueh too :)

Anonymous said...

Anyone tried Molly's kuehs?

http://www.mollys.com.sg

"Since 1971, Molly's has been providing customers alike with homemade quality Otah, Nasi Lemak and Nonya delicacies. Molly’s can be consisted as a One-Stop Market for nonya distribution because we handle more than 100 items in our shop.

Coming from a Nonya background, Molly's promises to bring back the taste of home for all to share."

Sammy said...

The first time I tried sgkueh was fantastic. Unfortunately, the subsequent times I went the standard is just going down.. also the service is really bad, hope the owner can do something about it