Monday, October 18, 2010

Tong Lok Kway Chap

One of the best kway chap around
This is one of the best kway chap around. The innards and pork belly are incredibly clean-tasting and well-braised with a touch of spice. It's also not cloyingly sweet. Thanks to recommendations from Byron and Jimmy, I finally found the other Blanco Court kway chap I have been looking for all these years.

I have fond memories of Blanco Court when visiting Singapore as a very young child. Even though it was dark, crowded and poorly ventilated, the supremely delicious food more than made up for it. There was only one thing we came here for, and that was kway chap.

Years afterwards, I tried to track down the original kway chap sellers - there were two, I vaguely remembered. Unfortunately I didn't know the names. The famous Garden Street one tasted a bit too bland for me. I didn't know where the other stall went. Until I found these guys. Tong Lok Kuay Chap has been operating quietly in a coffeshop at the junction of Pepys Road and Pasir Panjang Road, serving up the good stuff.



The boss and his wife are friendly people!
The boss and his wife are really friendly people. They look like they're happy doing what they do, and that is such a blessing.


Everything is very neatly organised
Look at how everything is neatly arranged - braised eggs, pork belly, pork skin, taupok, tauhu, large and small intestines, fish cake, preserved vegetables and so on. There's a lot of work involved in preparing kway chap, most of it in preparation and cleaning of the intestines.


The braised duck is fairly decent too
They have pretty good braised duck here too - it's soaked up all the well-spiced braising flavour. We had two kinds of chili sauce - a sambal and the orange-coloured vinegary and garlicky one. We didn't get to try the pork trotters. But I'm sure I'll be back.



Tong Lok is at junction of Pepys Road and Pasir Panjang Road
They are located at the same coffeeshop that serves Fei Zhai pork rib prawn mee and Soon Heng wantan noodles.  I really have to go back again.


TONG LOK KUAY CHAP
114 Pasir-Panjang Road (corner with Pepys Road)
Singapore 118539
Open Tues - Sat, 7am to 3pm
(don't go Sundays, Mondays or public holidays)
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18 comments

  1. This has gotta be your brownest and braised-iest post yet! :D

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  2. Catherine, lunch again next week? :)I've to thank Damien for bringing me there to makan!

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  3. Let's go and try the Pig Trotters, it is at least a 4.65 dish.

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  4. Thanks for sharing it. Not for you I would not have known this place.

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  5. Gorgeous! They looked really tasty!

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  6. Eh I rmbr back then we tried one stall opposite of Bugis Junction. Not bad too, since we did not go for hawker food much in S'pore, I rmbr that most.

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  7. I you are a Kway Chap fanatic you must check out this one at Toa Payoh Lorong 4 Hawker Centre, Blk 93 #01-198,Singapore 310093. It use to be inside the corner coffee shop at Blk 92 but moved a couple of months. This stall have not name, just "KWAY CHAP", that's it! and it's a perpetual long queue. I've been told it's been around many years. I am not particularly crazy about Kway Chap though I am game enough to enjoy it once awhile. I just hate queuing which is why I haven't tried it yet.

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  8. i grew up eating chicken rice and fish soup from blanco court! :) and an occassional kway chap. how's the kway? that's my most impt concern. :)

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  9. I was there for kway chup today. Not bad, the food were nicely flavoured. Marked as 2nd favourite :P Too bad its not open during Sunday, got to go back to Marsiling for Kway Chup

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  10. Wow looks delicious! Good to hear the flavour is good.

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  11. agree! its one of the best kway chap around! i like the duck too!

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  12. Kuay Chap is my absolutest favouritest! LOL (hubby will not touch it evah!)

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  13. wow, the pics really look yummy ...

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  14. I missed home so bad..geez i love pork belly

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  15. rose peking duck...i need to go out for a dinner right now..

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  16. This stall was near my work place when I was in S'pore. We normally go mostly every week for Kway Chap. Now I am in Sydney, I miss this kway chap alot. Today I try to cook it here. Not so bad. I going to post how to make kway chat in my blog. Thanks for remind me this stall.

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