Hup Kee Wu Xiang Guan Chang for Hokkien ngoh hiang
Maxwell Food Centre is a treasure trove of foodie gems, from popular pancake stall Sweet Rex to HK-inspired Danlao by ex-Eggslut chefs. This time, though, we’re shining the spotlight on something more traditional: Hup Kee Wu Xiang Guan Chang.
This heritage ngoh hiang stall has been around for almost a century, using the same family recipes that have been passed through three generations. What’s different about Hup Kee is their Hokkien-style wu xiang, which are all painstakingly handmade and double-fried to order.
Choose from a small selection of items on display, including their signature ngoh hiang ($1) and Chinese sausage (price varies) AKA guan chang. You’ll also find familiar snacks such as fishball ($0.50), tau kwa ($0.80), and spring roll ($0.50) to accompany your plate of fried bee hoon ($1).
In case you didn’t know, Hup Kee is said to be one of the last few remaining stalls selling traditional Hokkien ngoh hiang. Here, their ngoh hiang is significantly thinner than most versions you’ll find at other stalls. Nonetheless, each piece is generously filled with five-spice-infused meat, and then rolled into thin beancurd skin and deep-fried till crispy ends. The snack leans sweet but is packed with flavour.
Then there’s also the lesser-seen guan chang (灌肠) that’s displayed at the stall. This old-school, Chinese-style sausage comprises lean pork filled with sausage casing that’s made of intestines. Pair it with the two dips on the side—the sweet and sticky pink sauce or the light and tangy chilli sauce—or enjoy it alongside the bee hoon.
If you want something quick and fuss-free, Hup Kee offers set meals so there’s no hassle to mix and match. Sets are priced from $5, featuring a portion of fried bee hoon piled with various deep-fried toppings. Those who want to focus on the liao can also opt for the sharing platters, priced from $8.
The stall is located in Maxwell Food Centre, which is right beside the new Maxwell MRT Station. For more delicious food in the same hawker centre, read our Ye Lai Xiang Tasty Barbecue review for XXL western food such as chicken chop and pork cutlet.
Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street, #01-97, Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184
Opening hours: Thurs-Wed 11:30am to 6pm
Tel: 8113 7015
Hup Kee Wu Xiang Guan Chang is not a halal-certified eatery.
This was an independent visit by Eatbook.sg.
Photos taken by Chew Yi En.
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