An honest review of swee kueh

(aka chwee kueh)
Swee kueh is a round glutenous rice cake cooked in lard and topped with a fried radish and garlic garnish
which often has an ever-so-slight fish sauce kick to it.
It’s served in brown wax paper and you eat it with a skewer.
In my hawker centre, it costs about $1.80 for one serving of 4 pieces.
Even though it both sounds and looks somewhat unappetising, and is slimy and oily and pungent and difficult to eat with a small stick it is actually quite nice.

I can understand why people would travel across the island to buy it from the Tiong Bahru hawker centre.

Artist’s impression:

swee kueh


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