Filled with traditional food stalls run by many first-gen hawkers, Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre is one of the best hawker centres in Singapore. Aside from the famous Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh and Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck, one stall that perpetually has long queues is Granny’s Pancakes.
Although they have multiple outlets, the one at Ghim Moh is the original stall. They’ve sold their recipes to franchisees but does that guarantee that the pancakes taste the same across the locations? We wanted to see if there were any differences between the pancakes from the OG stall and the other branches, such as the one at Yuhua Market.
Made fresh on-the-spot, the must-try Peanut (S$0.90) pancake had a crunchy filling that was lightly sweetened. The pancake batter was chewy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
Aside from their traditional peanut rendition, Granny’s Pancakes serves Peanut + Butter (S$1.20) pancakes if you love the combo of creamy peanut butter and ground peanuts. If you haven’t tried this combination, you’re really missing out.
The Red Bean (S$0.90) pancake was generously filled with the red bean paste. The paste was velvety, earthy and nicely sweetened – we could tell that it was made from pure red beans, free of artificial ingredients.
As for coconut pancakes, we like ours with a slightly moist texture filled with juicy coconut shreds. Granny’s Coconut (S$0.90) pancake did not disappoint – the coconut shreds were fragrant, sweet and had a light crunch that speaks of its freshness.
Make sure to have your pancakes hot to get the ultimate experience of their min jiang kueh, especially for those who want the crunch from the edges! Consistency-wise, the other outlets we’ve been to seem to be on-par with the OG stall, which is a relief. This means that we won’t have to travel to the far ends of Singapore for a great Min Jiang Kueh.
20 Ghim Moh Rd
#01-52, Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre
Mon to Sun: 5:30am – 2pm
Nearest Station: Buona Vista