We went a-hunting after Kang told us about this kway chap stall in Toa Payoh. "Best kway chap ever", he'd said. Luckily, we'd been cautioned to go at an off-peak time, so while there was a queue already lined up at 11am, it was a manageably short one, with just 4 customers ahead of us.
We ordered the 2-person portion at $7, with a mix of Braised Egg, Pork Belly, Tau Kwa, Tau Kee and Small Intestines (that's the extent of my affair with innards), which were about the cleanest tasting innards I'd ever had. These were squeaky clean, with a delightfully chewy texture. The pork belly was scrumptious too, fatty and meltingly moist, while the eggs and beancurd were pretty decent.
The Kway Teow was silky smooth but I'd have preferred them thinner. The broth, though, I loved. It was rich in depth of flavour but nuanced. Not too heavy on the herbs or heaty star anise. A shoutout must be given to the awesome chilli sauce, potent and punchy, with a lively piquancy.
A surprising gem of a find, the Hubs took to the Pig's Trotters ($5) like a piglet to a fresh mudpool. These had nary a taste of feet, a glorious fall-off-the-bone softness, and been thoroughly marinated in a robust dark sauce for a full-on flavour.
The stall facade for reference.
Guan Kee Kway Chap
210 Toa Payoh Lor 8
Tel: 9739 6960
Open Mondays to Wednesdays & Fridays from 11am to 8pm
Saturdays from 10am to 8pm
Sundays from 9am to 8pm
Closed on Thursdays