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109/111, East Coast Road
Singapore
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Telephone: (65) 6741-2125
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Kim Choo started with selling bak changs in Joo Chiat Road. She brought up her children through selling bak changs. Today her business is being run by her daughter and grandson and it has expanded and diversify.

Along East Coast Road is her Peranakan restaurant and kueh shop. A wide variety of yummy kuehs are sold her. In a shophouse upstairs you an buy Peranakan products.

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  1. The Hungry Bunny
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     08 Aug 2010 at 1:10 pm

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    Stepping into the tiny 30-seater restaurant is like stepping into a Peranakan friend's home for a meal. It's just so homely and quaint. This shop is housed in a beautifully restored Peranakan shophouse. The first floor comprises a restaurant and a stall selling Nonya kuehs, cookies and dumplings. The second floor contains a museum / heritage home full of exquisite Peranakan paraphernalia.

    We ordered:

    1) Nonya Chap Chye ($6 for small), a vegetable medley of cabbage, carrots, clear vermicelli, fried beancurd stewed in fragrant fermented bean paste.

    2) Bawan Kepinting Soup ($12 for small) was unexpectedly delicious. The fermented bean paste soup, with freshly handrolled meatballs of crabmeat and minced pork, silvers of crunchy bamboo shoots, smooth slices of topshell and abalone mushroom was unassumingly delicate yet rich

    3) Nonya Ayam Curry ($8 for small), with juicy chicken thigh pieces and Dutch potatoes in a thick creamy gravy was spicy and rich

    4) Babi Pongteh ($8 for small), with bamboo shoots, shitake mushrooms and pork was a little "weak". Lean cuts of pork was used instead of the traditional version with fatty pork belly. The tau cheo (fermented bean paste) used wasn't very rich either

    A little note about the service here: Although I've heard some bad rants about the service here, I enjoyed great service here. The waiter who served us was such a charming little boy. He wasn't the most efficient of the lot but he was funny, cheeky and had a cute personality. He really made us feel right at home.

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    1. Camemberu
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       05 May 2008 at 9:13 pm
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      Been hankering for some good bak chang (of the salty variety), so I grabbed a few from Kim Choo when I was in the Joo Chiat vicinity. At S$2.50 each, they were not cheap but each one was fairly sizeable and of good quality.

      The smooth glutinous rice is steamed just right (not too soggy nor undercooked), and seasoned well. I could eat the rice on its own. Ingredients in the dumpling include chunks of lean meat (a little too heavily spiced, in my humble opinion), a sliver of pork fat, a couple of mushrooms and a chestnut.

      I love bak chang but unfortunately they almost always leave a very full, satiated feeling. They wreck havoc on your blood sugar for hours! Almost uncomfortable. But a good bak chang is hard to resist! And I like to eat them cold out of the fridge! A more solid bite than if steamed (too sticky). I have to go try Ho Kee's someday.

      I also sprung for their onde onde just out of curiosity. Unfortunately they were quite ordinary and did not justify the S$2 price for the box of six tiny bite-size desserts.

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      1. feizhu
        feizhu said:
        Actually I think the bak chang at Amoy FC is better. Just my personal opinion :)
        05 May 2008 at 10:12 pm
      2. Camemberu
        Camemberu said:
        Haa yeah but those have to go early early to town to buy...
        06 May 2008 at 10:55 am
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    2. eastcoastlife
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       05 May 2008 at 5:20 pm
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      It's that time of the year again for the Chinese! Bak Chang Festival!!

      Because I live in the east, I would go to Kim Choo Kueh Chang for my yummy meat dumplings. My Mom, sister-in-law and I used to make our own bak changs but it took us days to prepare and make them.

      Besides its famous and yummy bak changs, Kim Choo also sells a variety of kuehs. The colourful display of the kuehs outside its shop attracts lots of passers-by who would buy some for their teatime snacks.

      Next to the kueh shop is its Peranakan restaurant. I'll review it the next time. Upstairs, there is a gallery showcasing the rich culture of the Peranakans. Beautifully embroidered kebayas, beaded shoes and pretty Peranakan porcelain are up for grabs.

      There are things for you to do too. You can also learn how to wrap a bak chang. Try your hand at sewing the beaded patterns on a shoe.

      Due to the scorching heat these days, better not eat too many bak changs. And remember to drink more cooling herbal teas ah!

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      1. feizhu
        feizhu said:
        They outsource their bak changs to many outlets around singapore. Bought one from Tiong Bahru
        05 May 2008 at 5:51 pm
      2. eastcoastlife
        eastcoastlife said:
        Yes, you can get their bak changs in certain parts of Singapore. Isn't it great? No need to come all the way to Katong. :)
        05 May 2008 at 6:37 pm
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