Craving crunchy popiah rolls for a light lunch or midday snack? Check out the best popiah stalls in Singapore.
We can’t speak for everyone, but when we’re in the mood for a fresh, light, and affordable lunch, popiah is our top choice. These delicious rolls that hail from Fujian, China consist of paper-thin popiah skin wrapped around a variety of fillings like crunchy braised turnip, shrimp, beansprouts, and occasionally even chunks of crab meat (if you’re feeling boujee). Looking for the best popiah in Singapore? We’ve got you covered.
Best popiah spots in Singapore
1. Good Chance Popiah Eating House
Good Chance Popiah is a family-owned eatery that’s been operating for 30 years. It specialises in Hokkien popiah, filled with ingredients like turnip, sliced omelette, minced peanuts, bamboo shoot, and dried tofu. You can order a plate of six rolls for $19.80. There’s also a DIY popiah set going for $26 if you want a more hands-on experience.
Good Chance Popiah Eating House, #01-58, Block 149, Silat Avenue, Singapore 160149
2. Ann Chin Popiah
We love that the popiah served here has the perfect balance of sweet and savoury flavours. It’s listed in the Singapore Michelin Guide, so you know it’s good. Each roll of popiah costs $1.60 and boasts freshly-made skin filled with hard-boiled eggs and peanuts.
Ann Chin Popiah, multiple locations including Sin Ming Plaza and Chinatown
You might think western soup and popiah make a strange combination. But if there’s any place that does it well, it’s Souperstar. We love its traditional Singapore-style popiah roll that’s filled with an addictive sambal chilli. However, if you’re looking for something different, you’ve got to try its modern fusion rolls. These come in flavours like seafood wasabi mayo and sesame chicken.
Souperstar, multiple locations including Guoco Tower and One Raffles Place
4. Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah
This beloved popiah stall in Joo Chiat has been making authentic popiah skins for over 70 years (what!) using a secret family recipe. Head down to see them turn dollops of dough into ultra-thin skins on a searing hot pan. It may be on the pricier side at $4 a roll, but it’s so worth the flavour and crunch. You can even have yours served with crab meat that’s cooked in a delightful seafood sauce.
Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah, 95 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427389
5. Qi Ji
Looking for halal-certified popiah? Qi Ji has you covered. It offers super flavourful popiah including ingredients like egg, prawn, and turnips slathered in homemade sweet sauce. There’s also a DIY set you can order (that feeds two people) so you can make your popiah just the way you like it.
Qi Ji, multiple locations including Funan and Nex
6. Ping Kee Popiah
You won’t have to worry about soggy popiah here. The folks at Ping Kee Popiah serve mouthwatering rolls with delicate yet sturdy skins that keep all that filling in. On the off chance you’re not in the mood for popiah, you can also get its delicious turnip filling in crunchy kueh pie tee cups.
Ping Kee Popiah, #01-32, Sembawang Hills Food Centre, 590 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574419
7. Po Restaurant
Po Restaurant puts a modern spin on this beloved dish. It uses handmade popiah skins sourced from heritage hawkers and delivered fresh to its kitchen daily. Its popiah platters include lavish ingredients like stewed pork, crispy flatfish, fresh tiger prawns, and flower crab. Wash it all down with a glass of fine bubbly as a treat.
Po Restaurant, The Warehouse Hotel, 320 Havelock Road, Robertson Quay, Singapore 169628
8. Rojak, Popiah & Cockle
Don’t be fooled by the apparent simplicity of this stall in Maxwell Food Centre. It’s actually a Michelin-recommended joint hawking delicious local favourites. The popiah is even served with an unexpected ingredient: vermicelli. We imagine this adds a different dimension to it in comparison to the usual popiah rolls in Singapore.
Rojak, Popiah & Cockle, #01-56, Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069184
That’s a wrap! Go forth and get your fill of the best popiah in Singapore.