21 Apr '18, 1am

S’porean man gave up pharmacist job to sell popiah https://t.co/35ZNrAdolq

Originating from Southern China, the popiah was brought over to Southeast Asia by immigrants from the Fujian province. Popiah is traditionally eaten during the Hanshi (or Cold Food) Festival, from which Qingming Festival — also known as Tomb-Sweeping — comes. During the Hanshi/ Qingming festival, people usually pay their respects to their dead ancestors and eat “cold” foods such as popiah. Coming to Southeast Asia, the popiah has adapted to local culture and tastes. In Singapore, the popiah has two variants — the Hokkien popiah and the Nyonya popiah. Hokkien popiah tend to have bamboo shoots and pork. The Nyonya type tend to have a seafood-based filling which has prawn or crab meat. A typical Nyonya popiah consists of sambal chilli, sweet sauce, lettuce, bean sprouts, scrambled eggs, dough batter fritters, roasted peanuts, prawns, and stewed turnips and carrots rolled up i...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/04/kway-guan-huat-popiah-makin...

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