Singapore Hawker Food: Best Popiah in Singapore

Popiah Singapore

Popiah is one of my favourite Singapore Hawker food. But I honestly think that it is not given enough credit. Whenever people mentioned about hawker food in Singapore, they will think of Chicken rice, Laksa, Char Kway Teow, Rojak, and Hokkien Mee, but popiah?

It is just an extra dish which people can do without. Surely the delicious roll deserves more recognition? I went on a hunt recently to find the best popiah in Singapore. Here’s a list of Popiah Restaurants in Singapore that you should check out:

Unless you have a very small appetite, it is not filling to have a popiah alone, so it is best enjoyed as a snack rather than a proper meal. Sometimes I feel it’s a little silly to spend $1.50 to $2 for a popiah, but it is just so addictive! I always see Kueh Pie Tee as the cousin of popiah. It has similar fillings, served in a crispy shell (instead of the popiah skin), and most importantly – it looks good!

Singapore Popiah

Glory Catering Nonya Popiah

Located at a corner on East Coast road (besides Awfully Chocolate), Glory Catering is famous for their halal Nasi Padang, Nonya Kuehs, and Nyonya Popiah. They have a very different type of popiah from the Hokkien Popiah that we usually get everywhere.

Nonya popiah uses a thicker skin, it has more lettuce, and the whole spring roll is very wet with a lot more sauce. Glory Catering’s Popiah ($2.2) is like a monster. It is probably twice the size of a normal popiah and I swear it’s impossible to put everything in your mouth at one go.

139 East Coast Road Singapore
Tel: +65 6344 1749

Long House Popiah Singapore

Long House Popiah & Kueh Pie Tee

This is known as the ‘Popiah that I went all the way to Toa Payoh for’. Long House Popiah ($1.20) uses homemade popiah skin with fresh ingredients, and it’s incredibly crunchy. If you fancy a popiah party at home, Long House sells their skin and fillings for DIY popiah too.

Remember to try their Kueh Pie Tee too – happiness now comes in the form of a crispy cup.

Blk 22 Lorong 7 Toa Payoh
#01-03 Toa Payoh Food Centre
Tel: +65 9171 7157
Closed: Mon & Tue

Qi Ji Popiah

Qi Ji Popiah

With 13 outlets all over Singapore, Qi Ji Popiah is like the Old Chang Kee for Popiah. At $1.90 per roll, their popiah is not exactly cheap, but they have accessibility on their side. Even though I always say that cravings must always be satisfied, it is very unlikely that I will go all the way to Toa Payoh or Joo Chiat just for a roll of popiah.

109 North Bridge Road #01-17
Funan Digitalife Mall Singapore
Tel: +65 6336 6330

Yue Yi Tai Shan Clementi Popiah

Yue Yi Tai Shan Popiah ($1.4) is so popular that if you ask where is the famous Clementi Popiah, people will point you to the stall located beside the equally famous Brothers Rojak. The two stalls will always have a never-ending queue all day long.

Blk 449 Clementi Ave 3
See Lam Herm coffee shop

Kway Guan Huat Popiah Singapore

Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah & Kueh Pie Tee

Kway Guan Huat Popiah (or more commonly known as Joo Chiat Popiah), is one of the few Popiah Restaurants in Singapore that still make their own popiah skin. It’s very interesting to watch how the masters throw the dough in mid air and make it into the paper-thin Poh Piah skins. Try your hands at rolling your own popiah with their DIY Popiah set, and they cater for Popiah Party too! Free Popiah delivery for orders above $250, otherwise collect them at Joo Chiat yourself. Personally, I prefer their Kueh Pie Tee over the popiah, and I’d go as far to say that they have the best Kueh Pie Tee in Singapore.

95 Joo Chiat road
Tel: +65 6344 2875

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If you have other recommendations for good popiah in Singapore (other than the five mentioned), please feel free to leave a comment and share with others. As for me, I think it’s time to throw a popiah party and have a good feast to celebrate the new year!

17 COMMENTS

I love popiah too! But most of the popiahs sold in hawker centers/food courts are just a waste of money and calories. The skin is always dry and chewy, and the filling is so little and tasteless.

My favourite popiah is the one at Newton Circus. Don’t remember their name, but it’s simply delish! Although they have been featured as food Nazis for implementing the “must buy at least 2″ policy, I still go back to eat it! Because I just couldn’t find any popiah that can give me the same taste!

I love po piahs too.. the one at lot one is quite good too.. the pon tian mee popiah $2.50 one roll a bit expensive though but the skin is really good

968 Popiah @ Whampoa Drive is definitely one of the best, if not, the best of all popiahs.

next week I’ll be in SIN for a few days, so I’ll go on a mission and try all the different places mentioned above – just can’t wait to pop a popiah in my mouth

You can try out this popiah stall at Bedok Reservoir Road, Blk 739! I love the taste of the turnip. Juicy and sweet! Even the chilli is self-made by the popiah uncle himself! Popiahs were never my kind of thing until I tried this stall’s popiah! Go check it out!

Tried the Qi Ji popiah. Yummilisious. BTW, popiah happens to be my favourite singpore hawker food. To me popiah is like chaat(indian street food). There is so much variety of food to try here. But since I don’t eat pork and beaf, a lot of my choices are cut down. Saw you post on dim sum. The pics look so lovely. Can you please suggest some dim sum which do not contain beef/pork? Would love to try them.

The popiah at 313 Food Republic is really good if you love popiah that are very juicy. It’s $2 per roll but the roll is huge too! Deinitely worth a try! =)

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