The Place Located at Blk 216 Bedok North Street 1 Market & Food Centre, Chris Kway Chap is likely one of the stores with the longest queue at the hawker centre. Opening only in the morning and early afternoon from Wednesday to Sunday, make sure you visit Chris early to avoid disappointment as it does sell out before its official 2pm closing time.
The Food Well, it is Kway Chap, and for the unacquainted, it really is flat and broad rice sheets that comes served in soy-based gravy, and usually comes with an order of pig offal and other standard braised offerings such as braised egg and braised beancurd. If this Singapore classic street food interests you, Chris Kway Chap is perhaps one of those food stalls you should visit in the east.
Expect to queue for more than 30 minutes, and make sure you get a bowl of kway each. Chris does a very well-balanced bowl of kway, with the savoury broth not too sweet or salty. The rice sheet texture is rather soft, yet not too clumpy.
For the mains, this is really up to personl preference since innards is not to everyone’s liking. Go for the Braised Pork Belly, Braised Egg, Braised Beancurd, ‘Tau Pok’ and the most important item for me, Pig Skin! Again, Chris does the ingredients without the thick viscous sauce (aka chap, or also known as zup in local lingo), but the light and well-seasoned soy braised broth is on point for the Pandas.
Rants The queue at Chris Kway Chap may dissuade you, especially when there are so many other worthy options in the same hawker centre.
Will I Return Again? There are quite a few well-rated Kway Chap stalls around the island, and in Bedok, Chris is definitely the one I would recommend to try.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 1/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Chris Kway Chap
Blk 216 Bedok North Street 1 Market & Food Centre
Thursday to Sunday
8am to 2pm
Closed on Monday to Wednesday
Ranted by The Rantee