Monday, May 30, 2016
Vanishing Trades - Hand made popiah skin at Joo Chiat
I used to live near Lake View Thomson where I fondly remember a hand made popiah skin shop.
My mum would pop in now and then when my maid from Batu Bahat decided to make popiah. It was quite a tedious process as she would finely chop all the vegetables by hand. Today, I take the easy way out by using my food processor.
The Lake View shop has since been torn down and I've not come across a similar shop since the 80s. But there it stood, Kwat Guan Huat Popiah Skin shop in Joo Chiat in all its true retro glory. It is not cheap compared to the machine made ones I get from the market but they are really soft and fresh.
A moment of serendipity !