POPIAH TOURS
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Food, fun and a little bit of history

 

If you're looking for a uniquely local experience in Singapore, you've found it! Our popiah tour combine food with fun, then wrap everything up with a touch of history because deep down, we're all cultured people.

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Popiah Story – an interactive learning journey for the timeless traveller

Time Slot: 10.30 am / 1.30 pm (Tue to Fri)
Duration: 1 hour
Min. Pax: 15 
Activities: Intro to the Popiah Trade / Popiah-skin Making Demo / DIY Popiah Rolls Wrapping (L2 Gallery)
Cost per Pax: $20

Popiah is an iconic Singapore street food that has been a local favourite throughout the generations. Although it looks similar to a wrap or burrito at first glance, popiah is rolled up with a much thinner piece of dough skin that accentuates the flavors of its ingredients within.

 

This tour begins with our tour guide introducing the history of popiah as well as our heritage. Tools of the early popiah trade are on display and you can even try your hand at some of them. We are pioneers of popiah in Singapore and have been serving this local delight for more than 80 years. Different techniques of the trade were passed down by our forefathers to ensure that the popiah you eat today is as good as the one created eight decades ago.

 

At Kway Guan Huat, we make popiah skin the traditional way, which involves taming a fickle dollop of dough and then spreading it onto a hot pan in one smooth motion. A popiah master will demonstrate how, by wielding a skill honed through years of practice, one can lay his hand directly on the scorching pan and cook the dough skin instead of his own.

 

After the demonstration, everyone is invited to sit down and wrap their own popiah with our prepared ingredients, including the freshly made popiah skin. Some of the condiments, like crispy fritters and sauces, are home-made recipes that cannot be found anywhere else. Although there’s an established method of wrapping popiah, there’s no hard and fast rule to it which means there’s no way of getting it wrong. Wrap your popiah the traditional way.. or not! The only rules here are the ones you set.

Popiah Skin-making Demonstration

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The art of making popiah skin is a fast disappearing skill in modern Singapore.

 

Watch our 2nd and 3rd generation popiah skin-makers perform their magic on hot pans that heat up to 200 ⁰c.

History of Popiah and Kway Guan Huat

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Popiah is a classic yet versatile dish that originates in China and spread throughout South-east Asia with the Chinese diaspora in 20th century.

 

Be regaled by the fascinating history of this comfort food, as well as the story of our 80-year-old heritage that is a part of it.

Hands-on Interactive Activities

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Evoke the chef in you by mixing our modified 'play-dough' using traditional tools and technique.

 

If you feel up to it, you can even try whirling a blob of ‘play-dough’ like the popiah master nobody knows you are.

DIY Popiah Wrapping Session

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Plop your favourite ingredients onto a popiah skin and roll it all up into a bundle.

 

Wrap your popiah the traditional way.. or not! The only rules here are the ones you set.

 

Popiah Outing – a fun and affordable journey for visitor groups

Time Slot: 10.30 am / 1.30 pm (Tue to Sun)
Duration: 1 hour
Min. Pax: 
Activities: Popiah-skin Making Demo / DIY Popiah Rolls Wrapping (Shopfront)
Cost per Pax: $10.90

Popiah is an iconic Singapore street food that has been a local favourite throughout the generations. Although it looks similar to a wrap or burrito at first glance, popiah is rolled up with a much thinner piece of dough skin that accentuates the flavors of its ingredients within.

This tour begins with a brief history of popiah and our heritage. We are pioneers of popiah in Singapore and have been serving this local delight for more than 80 years. Different techniques of the trade were passed down by our forefathers to ensure that the popiah you eat today is as good as the one created eight decades ago.

 

At Kway Guan Huat, we make popiah skin the traditional way, which involves taming a fickle dollop of dough and then spreading it onto a hot pan in one smooth motion. A popiah master will demonstrate how, by wielding a skill honed through years of practice, one can lay his hand directly on the scorching pan and cook the dough skin instead of his own.

After the demonstration, everyone is invited to wrap their own popiah with our prepared ingredients, including the freshly made popiah skin. Some of the condiments, like crispy fritters and sauces, are home-made recipes that cannot be found anywhere else. Although there is an established method of wrapping popiah, there are no hard and fast rule to it which means there’s no way of getting it wrong. Wrap your popiah the traditional way.. or not! The only rules here are the ones you set.

Popiah Skin-making Demonstration

Tour demo.jpg

The art of making popiah skin is a fast disappearing skill in modern Singapore.

 

Watch our 2nd and 3rd generation popiah skin-makers perform their magic on hot pans that heat up to 200 ⁰c.

History of Popiah and Kway Guan Huat

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Popiah is a classic yet versatile dish that originates in China and spread throughout South-east Asia with the Chinese diaspora in 20th century.

 

Be regaled by the fascinating history of this comfort food, as well as the story of our 80-year-old heritage that is a part of it.

DIY Popiah Wrapping Session

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Plop your favourite ingredients onto a popiah skin and roll it all up into a bundle.

 

Wrap your popiah the traditional way.. or not! The only rules here are the ones you set.