Jian Bo Shui Kueh is a long queue chwee kueh stall
There are quite a number of famous chwee kueh stalls in Singapore, and Jian Bo Shui Kueh ranks right up there with the best of them. The Tiong Bahru stall is known for their long queues round the clock, with fans lining up to get their hands on their tasty steamed rice cakes topped with cai poh (preserved radish) and house-made sambal chilli.
Jian Bo Shui Kueh is a household name when it comes to chwee kueh. They’ve been open since 1958, and have been family-run for three generations now. Its origins can be traced back to when the original founder, Mr Ang, sold chwee kueh out of a pushcart, before itinerant hawkers were mandated to take up permanent residence in hawker centres by the government. Today, Jian Bo Shui Kueh has a main outlet in Tiong Bahru Market, as well as many others dotted around Singapore, including Jurong, Sengkang, Tampines, and Choa Chu Kang.
The stall is also featured in Michelin Guide Singapore.
Fans love Jian Bo Shui Kueh for many reasons. The first is its consistency—because all of the chwee kueh is prepped fresh daily from a central kitchen before it is sent to its various outlets, you won’t get a dip in quality even if you try their kueh from a different branch.