We never imagined that lamb kut teh – the halal version of a bak kut teh – could ever be a thing, but it actually exists! If you thought that’s the last thing that could be made halal, you might want to check out Peranakan Kway Chap on Instagram.
The home-based business has only been established less than a month, and it currently claims to serve the very first halal peranakan kway chap in Singapore.
What is kway chap?
Kway chap is a Teochew noodle soup consisting of flat, broad rice sheets (kway) in a soup broth (chap) made with dark soy sauce. The dish is often served with an assortment of pork cuts including offal, pork belly, intestines, and pig’s ears.
Since pork is omnipresent in kway chap, it is not a dish that most Muslims know of, much less consume. Until now.
According the owner of Peranakan Kway Chap themselves, their version is certainly halal.
How is it different than the original?
When enquired about the ingredients in the dish, they told The Halal Eater that it consisted of “three different cuts of braised beef: a platter of short ribs, knuckle and tendon” and that they will be “adding beef tripe soon.”
Braised tofu and egg serve as sides to the meat-heavy dish.
As for the broth, it is a beef-based soup that originated from the owner’s Peranakan Chinese mother, a Muslim revert. The broth has been perfected to taste as close as possible to the original that even Chinese customers said it is similar.
Despite the necessary tweaks needed to make this dish halal, yet one thing remains the same: the noodles.
Saturdays only & launch promo
At the time of writing, Peranakan Kway Chap just announced that it is the final week for their launch promo.
For a limited time only, customers can get 2 servings for S$20. The usual price for one serving is S$12.90.
For a dish that is considered a hawker staple, the price is quite steep. But this is a relatively rare dish after all, and they have a first mover advantage so we respect that.
Currently, orders are for Saturdays only, according to its Instagram bio.
Self-pickup at 456 Segar Road is free. Otherwise, delivery fees apply as follows:
- Delivery within Bukit Panjang area: S$5
- Islandwide delivery except Jurong Island: S$10
Something tells us they might get popular quickly, so place your orders ASAP.
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