Ri Xin Snack Delights — Rare handmade wah kueh stall in Maxwell Food Centre

Tucked away in the ever-popular Maxwell Food Centre is Ri Xin Snack Delights, a humble stall with an eye-catching yellow signboard. They serve up a variety of handmade kueh and are one of the only stalls in Singapore that offers the gradually-disappearing wah kueh.

Ri Xin Snack Delights - Storefront
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If the stall name rings a bell, it’s probably because Ri Xin Snack Delights made the rounds on social media during Covid-19, when netizens sought to garner support for the stall with sales during Phase 2 of the Circuit Breaker.

As Singaporeans, we’ve surely had our fair share of the different types of traditional kuehs chwee kueh, ang ku kueh and png kueh, to name a few. But what’s wah kueh, you might ask.

Ri Xin Snack Delights - Wah Kueh

Credit / CreditWhile it might be a familiar favourite to your parents, this traditional Hokkien staple is certainly elusive nowadays. For the uninitiated (like me, unfortunately), its name literally means “bowl cake” in Hokkien. It bears some semblance to chwee kueh, but is super-sized. 

The Wah Kueh here is priced at S$2 a piece. 

Steamed in bowls, these white cakes are springy yet firm. They are then generously doused in a viscous umami black bean sauce with a touch of garlic and chilli, if you’d like.

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Another rare find that can be found at Ri Xin Snack Delight is Huat Kueh (S$2.50 for Medium, S$5 for Large), which are steamed Chinese fortune sponge cakes commonly used in prayer offerings. 

Ri Xin Snack Delights - Ang Ku Kueh
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If you prefer something a little more mainstream, opt for their handmade Ang Ku Kueh (S$1), each chewy piece stuffed full with your choice of either peanut or salted mung bean filling. 

For those whoz love a good hidden gem or have been itching to get a long-awaited wah kueh fix, Ri Xin Snack Delights is where it’s at.

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Ri Xin Snack Delights

1 Kadayanallur St, Maxwell Food Centre, #01-55, Singapore 069184

Ri Xin Snack Delights

1 Kadayanallur St, Maxwell Food Centre, #01-55, Singapore 069184

Operating Hours: 4pm - 9pm (Daily)

Operating Hours: 4pm - 9pm (Daily)

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