For the uninitiated, mian jian kueh is a traditional Chinese turnover pancake that is usually stuffed with fillings such as crushed peanuts and sugar. Moist and fluffy with a slight crispiness to it, this homely classic is your grandmother’s favourite breakfast staple.
Even though it may not be as popular as it used to be in its heyday, you can still find mian jian kueh at most hawker centres in Singapore. With its affordable price point that won’t set you back more than a dollar or two, there’s no excuse for you to give it a miss!
While there are a number of reputable places in Singapore that sell some pretty solid mian jian kueh, one spot that really nails their execution of it is Tiong Bahru Mian Jian Kueh.
The stall at Tiong Bahru Food Centre isn’t hard to locate. Even though they open from 6am to 2pm daily, Tiong Bahru Mian Jian Kueh usually sells out before 2pm. So, if you’re keen to sample their scrumptious mian jian kueh, do remember to come down early.
Everything is freshly prepared and made in-house, which ensures that the mian jian kueh is of the freshest quality. They even have a customised machine to grind and roast their own peanuts!
Each mian jian kueh has a pillowy and moist pancake exterior which is further enhanced by a crisp outer crust. Each slice comes evenly stuffed with a generous amount of fragrant peanuts and sugar that give the pancake a satisfying crunch.
If you aren’t a fan of nutty flavours, there are also other fillings available such as cheese, chocolate, red bean and coconut. For the more health-conscious, they even have a wholegrain option so that you can enjoy your favourite snack guiltlessly!
Tiong Bahru Mian Jian Kueh
30 Seng Poh Road
Tiong Bahru Market #02-34
Tel: +65 9834 6495
Wed to Sun: 6am – 2pm
(Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru