Kway Chap, as most Singaporeans will know, consists of flat and white rice noodles in a dark soya stock, accompanied by various sides like pork innards, braised eggs, tau kwa, tau pok, and more. You (especially the ardent foodies) might already have heard of Quan Lai’s (at McPherson) or Blanco Court’s version of it. Therefore, we’ve scoured the bowels of the internet to bring you not only the famous stalls, but also our heartlanders’ recommendations – classified by area for your convenience. You’re welcome.
A&C Braised Duck Kway Chap may be a few bus stops away from the MRT, but it certainly is worth the extra travelling time. We heard that their meat and offals are well-braised and steeped in flavour, and service is affable. At only $3.50 per person, it really is quite a steal. A&C Braised Duck Kway Chap, 605 Yishun Street 61 #01-309, Singapore 760605 (Image: A&C Braised Duck Kway Chap’s Facebook page)
It seems like the Yishun foodies are in luck. Huat Kee Kway Chap is another recommendation that has been floating around the cyberspace - and for good reason too. Here, the kway comes hot and slippery, while the innards are springy. If you don’t like innards, they have a wide variety of dishes as well, such as braised pork belly and fish cake.
Huat Kee Kway Chap, 123 Eating House, 123 Yishun Street 11, Singapore 7601230 (Image: OpenRice user 1980June)
While there is not much hype on this stall, Team North is definitely scoring another point with Ah Keat Pig’s Organ Soup and Kway Chap. As with all good kway chap stalls, their innards are well-cleaned and supple. Besides Kway Chap, the pig’s organ soup and braised pork leg also sell well, so remember to give those a try. Ah Keat Pig’s Organ Soup and Kway Chap, Blk 211 Marsiling Crescent, Singapore 730211 (Image: OpenRice user lfc17vee)
Although Xing Yun Kway Chap is one of the more well-known and popular ones on our list, it’s good to know that they have not succumbed to the alarmingly prevalent “standard drop” issue. Their kway remains silky and translucent, and ingredients for the chap yields easily to the bite. However, they only operate on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings, so take note and be prepared to queue. Xing Yun Kway Chap, Tampines Round Market and Food Centre, 137 Tampines Street 11 #01-14, Singapore 521137 (Image: OpenRice user Sho168)
Another much-touted stall is Lao San Kway Chap in Ang Mo Kio. Lao San is different as they’re milder in terms of flavour, so customers with a penchant for heavier tastes may not like this as much. However, for those who do, the bowl of savoury broth is irresistible. Note that large intestines are sold out fast, so head over early! Lao San Kway Chap, Blk 232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 #01-1222, Singapore 560232 (Image: OpenRice user W.HO)
If you like your Kway Chap with braised duck, then Ying Yi Kway Chap Braised Duck is the way to go. Their kway is smooth and easily slurped while the duck is succulent. Side dishes like the sliced pork belly and preserved salted vegetables have also received favourable comments.
Ying Yi Kway Chap Braised Duck, Cheng San Market & Cooked Food Centre, Blk 527 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 #01-145, Singapore 560527 (Image: OpenRice user 1980June)
Lai Xing Cooked Food features chewy innards and tender meat, which have been stewed for an adequate amount of time. Another good thing about Lai Xing is its location – other stalls in the same hawker, such as the fried carrot sticks or Teochew porridge are worth trying out as well. Plus, prices here are lower than average, so you can go all out and order more. Lai Xing Cooked Food, 105 Hougang Avenue 1 #02-09, Singapore 530105 (Image: OpenRice user hushpuppy)
Covent Garden Kway Chap is manned by an old lady in her eighties, so you know you’re getting the real deal. The soup for the kway is herby, but not overpoweringly so; the innards are professionally cleaned, and well-infused with their gravy. What more can you for, really? (P.S. if it's cheap prices you've got it)
Covent Garden Kway Chap, Havelock Road Cooked Food Centre, 22A/B Havelock Road #01-05 Singapore 161022 (Image: OpenRice user bhotk)
Having been around for a few decades, Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck and Kway Chap has evolved from selling only duck rice to include kway chap and soft boiled eggs. Those who love kway but are not fond of innards will find this stall perfect - their braised duck, juicy and infused with gravy, is an equally satisfying accompaniment. Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck and Kway Chap, Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre, 335 Smith Street #02-156, Singapore 050335 (Image: OpenRice user lkhs2104)
Cheng Heng Kway Chap and Braised Duck Rice appears well rounded, with thin sheets of kway that do a good job of complementing the toppings and broth, and braised dishes that have absorbed the flavours of the gravy well. A platter of ingredients will only set you back a few dollars, but you’ll have to spend some time in the queue! Cheng Heng Kway Chap and Braised Duck Rice, Holland Drive Market & Food Centre, 44 Holland Drive #02-05, Singapore 270044 (Image: OpenRice user Princess J) See also: Popular Kway Chap in Singapore All-time-favourite hawker food
Written by Mandy How