Ji Xiang Ang Gu Kueh
@ Everton Park
I guess this has to be the predecessor of Mochi? Just a random thought. If you have not tried this before, you should before such traditional cuisine extinct!
Ji Xiang has been around for more than 25 years and is dedicated in producing hand made Ang Gu Kueh, yes, hand made. They are no stranger to the Everton Park neighbourhood. If you were to ask what’s at Everton Park, the younger generation will tell you cafes but the folks will tell you Ji Xiang.
So, what’s Ang Gu Kueh? Ang = Red, Gu =Turtle and Kueh = Dumpling.
What does it signify? It is usually used to commemorate the baby’s first month celebration which is why it is red in colour. Gu = Turtle signifies Longevity and Ang = Red is a auspicious colour, something to do with luck and fortune.
Besides their rich heritage, their Kueh are indeed tasty! The skin was thin, chewy and doesn’t stick to your teeth. The traditional filling started with peanut flavour and has now evolved to many other new flavours such as the Black Sesame. All of their fillings are ground till fine bits which makes it smooth and easy to eat, I like it! But this is only my preference as you may prefer them to be a little more chunky.
Nevertheless, you should come and try it out for yourself! Nearest MRT is Outram Station.
Outlook of venue
Ji Xiang Traditional Ang Ku Kueh
Blk 1, Everton Park, #01-33
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.