Min jiang kueh stalls around Singapore
Google “min jiang kueh in Singapore”, and you will find many netizens branding the same few stalls as “the best pancake stall”. I have my favourite stall, which I think serves the number one min jiang kueh in Singapore, but being a sucker for all things peanut, it’s hardly possible for me to stay loyal to that one stall.
Whenever I catch a whiff of the fragrant peanut pancake, I’ll be on my way to getting one. If you are like me, here are some places where you can satisfy that craving for min jiang kueh!
1. Granny’s Pancake
Granny’s Pancake is one of the many must-visit stalls when you are at Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre. In the simple stall, there are only four varieties to choose from – Peanut ($0.80), Coconut ($0.80), Red Bean ($0.80), and Peanut + Peanut Butter ($1.20). With the unceasing flow of customers, fresh batches of pancakes are whipped out frequently so you can expect to get them steaming hot most times!
Address: 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-52, Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre, Singapore 270020
Opening hours: Daily 5:30am to 2pm
2. Tanglin Halt Original Peanut Pancake
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This is one of my personal favourites. Found in Tanglin Halt Market, Tanglin Halt Original Peanut Pancake is one of the most old-school pancake stalls around that are still selling their Peanut Pancake at $0.80 per piece. Served in rectangular pieces, their thick and chewy min jiang kueh comes filled with crushed peanuts and sugar. Be prepared to get your hands dirty with the fillings spilling out with every bite! Head down to the stall early as they close at 11am and are known to sell everything way before that.
Address: 48A Tanglin Halt Road, Stall 16, Tanglin Halt Market, Singapore 148813
Opening hours: Tue-Thur & Sat-Sun 4:30am to 11am
Tel: 9712 3653
3. The Pantree
For those who prefer crispy pancakes over thick and chewy ones, hit up The Pantree. While their classic Peanut Pancake ($1.80) is their best-seller, a wide variety of other fillings can also be found at this cafe. If you’re looking for something sweet to munch on, try their pancake with Nutella ($2.80) or Cream Corn ($1.80). Otherwise, savoury options such as Luncheon Meat & Cheese ($3) or Chicken Floss & Egg ($3.70) will make satisfying snacks!
Check out our full review of The Pantree!
Address: 5 Straits View, #B2-24, Marina One The Heart, Singapore
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm
Tel: 9067 9817
4. Frankie’s Peanut Pancake
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A secret gem found tucked in the corner of a kopitiam, Frankie’s Peanut Pancake occupies a tiny space and it specialises in Peanut Pancakes ($1 each). While the stall looks unassuming and it is relatively unheard of, it is often frequented by office workers from the CBD who come ordering 20 to 30 pancakes at one go. Here, you can choose to have traditional min jiang kueh with crushed peanuts sandwiched between two rectangular pancakes, or semicircular ones with fillings encased inside.
Address: 121 Telok Ayer Street, 121 Eating House, Singapore 068590
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm
5. Munchi Delights
If you were at Glowbeat Festival and got attracted to Munchi Delights’ colourful min jiang kueh, you’d be glad to know that you can still get your hands on the pancakes at Yishun Park Hawker Centre. Available in three different flavours, Original, matcha, and charcoal, their pancakes come with traditional fillings such as Peanut ($1.20), Red Bean ($1.20), and Coconut ($1.20). Among the younger crowd, they are also popular for their many other unique fillings including Oreo Cream Cheese ($1.60) and Banana Chocolate ($1.60)!
Address: 51 Yishun Avenue 11, #01-43, Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Singapore 768867
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 10pm
Tel: 8242 5588
6. Weng Pancake
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While queuing up for Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice at Maxwell Food Centre, you might want to hop over to Weng Pancake to grab a piece of their min jiang kueh to munch on. Besides being popular for their pandan-flavoured pancake, Weng Pancake is also famous for serving min jiang kueh that’s rolled up like a swiss roll! At just $0.60 per piece, you can have pancakes with fillings such as peanut, coconut, red bean, and green bean.
Find out what else to eat at Maxwell Food Centre!
Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street, Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7am to 5pm, Sun 7am to 3pm
7. Ah Long Pancake
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For those craving for something savoury, Ah Long Pancake is where you can find some of the most interesting min jiang kueh flavours. I was taken aback by their savoury options such as Sambal Chilli + Carrot + Spring Onion + Egg ($1.70) and Caipu + Carrot + Spring Onion + Egg ($1.70). The last time I was there, I went for the less adventurous Corn + Peanut + Egg ($1.70) and was wowed by both the portion as well as the delicious combination of the chewy pancake and its crispy exterior!
8. Belinda’s Traditional Pancake
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Belinda’s Traditional Pancake serves their min jiang kueh differently from most stalls. Here, they are known for their thin and crispy pancakes that come in a cone shape, similar to a Japanese crepe. These cone-shaped pancakes are priced at $1 each, with fillings such as peanut, red bean, coconut, and chocolate lining the inside of the cone. If you’d rather go for good ol’ thick and chewy min jiang kueh, you can also get them at the stall at $0.70!
Address: 341 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, #01-27, Teck Ghee Court Market & Food Centre, Singapore 560341
Opening hours: Daily 6:30am to 1:30pm
9. Pancake King
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This stall’s bright yellow signboard, with the words “Pancake King” in bold and capitalised letters, will be hard to miss. When you take a closer look at their iconic signboard, you will also see the words “Money Back Guarantee” – you get your money back if you are not satisfied with their Pancake ($1.20). That is how confident they are of their min jiang kueh. Besides pancakes that are available in three flavours, namely peanut, red bean, and coconut, another favourite of mine from Pancake King is their Egg Tart ($1.20).
BONUS: Terang Bulan
I like to think of martabak as a more decadent and shiok-er version of min jiang kueh. Check out Terang Bulan, a relatively new cafe specialising in martabak manis. When we were there, we had their Pizza Terbul ($10), which comes with four toppings of our choice. Compared to min jiang kueh, the pancakes here are sweeter because of the condensed milk that they drizzle on top of it.
Find out more about the martabak at Terang Bulan!
Address: 430 Upper Changi Road, #01-04, East Village Mall, Singapore 487048
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 8pm
Tel: 9230 9514
Go nuts for min jiang kueh
Whether you want your min jiang kueh old-school or zhng-ed up like the colourful ones from Munchi Delights, this list has got you covered. If you are looking for something fancier, however, we also uncovered a list of childhood snacks that have been upgraded into creative desserts such as ondeh ondeh pancakes and kaya cakes!