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This Old-School Kueh Stall Has Super-Popular Kueh Ambon For $0.60

30th May 2022

Borobudur Snacks Shop in Bedok

Ask for recommendations to old-school kueh stalls in Singapore and most will direct you to the likes of Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh, Lek Lim Nyonya Cake Confectionery, or the soon-to-be-defunct Tiong Bahru Galicier. Rarely does Borobudur Snacks Shop in Bedok enter the radar, but this hidden gem has been pushing out handmade kuehs for decades, at ultra-affordable prices.

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The nondescript store is situated under a Bedok North HDB flat. It is quite a journey to get there, which could explain why the store isn’t as known as some of the other big hitters in the local kueh space.

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Pay them a visit, and you’ll usually find the owners preparing kuehs from scratch, and placing them on the trays behind the shop front.

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Borobudur Snacks Shop is famed for their kueh ambon, AKA honeycomb cake. This Medanese delicacy is popular in Singapore, with some shops making them with a texture more reminiscent of sponge cake, while others prefer sticking to the Indonesian formula, where the texture leans chewier.

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Borobudur Snacks Shop’s bika ambon is of the latter sort. A box of four slices is priced at $2.40, making each piece just $0.60. The kueh is caramelised at the top, and perfumed with notes of pandan. The kueh itself is lined with the distinctive groves that bika ambon usually sports.

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The stall also has a variety of other types of kueh, from lapis to salat, bingka ubi, and many more. Other bestsellers include their ondeh-ondeh, and their ang ku kueh.

The ondeh-ondeh is available in two sizes—small, and medium. These are priced around $2, depending on the number of pieces you get. The filling is a generous combo of coconut and gula melaka sugar, though some say the skin here can be quite thick on occasion.

Their ang ku kueh is available with three types of filling: yam, mung bean, and peanut. The peanut is by far the bestseller. Priced at $0.80, each kueh is loaded with a house-made chopped peanut paste.

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For more contemporary kueh stalls to visit, check out The Kueh Kakis in Tanjong Pagar for black sesame kueh lapis and other modern flavour twists. There is also Ollella in Bukit Timah, for traditional Indonesian baked kueh lapis. If you fancy your kueh with artisanal coffee, then visit Cafe Confetti in Tai Seng.

Address: 537 Bedok North Street 3, Singapore 460537
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 9pm
Tel:  6442 7637

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Featured image adapted from @thefoodchapter,@kotobukilimpeh,and @areliandme.

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