Enjoy local delights at Qiji @ Nex Serangoon, Singapore

Where can you find local delights at your neighbourhood malls? Qiji is the recommended choice. 
Founded in 1984, the brand started its business at a humble food stall at Funan Centre selling their homemade food specialties: Popiah (spring roll), Mee Siam, Laksa and Nasi Lemak. Since then, they have opened 11 outlets at various strategic locations. More importantly, the outlet is halal where everyone can enjoy the Singaporean delights.

I always love Qiji for its popiah, mee siam, laksa, and nasi lemak. They also serve other local specialties but I usually order these whenever I am at Qiji. They also serve homemade beverages like lime juice, bandung (rose syrup with evaporated milk), iced milo, barley that have the authentic aroma.

Mee Rebus is a popular noodle dish in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The noodle dish is prepared with yellow egg noodles with spicy sweet curry-like gravy. The dish is garnished with a hard-boiled egg, spring onions, firm tofu, fried shallots and bean sprouts, and is sizzled with lime juice. Mee Rebus is found everywhere in Singapore like hawker centres, food courts and even restaurants. I ordered myself a plate of Mee Rebus for a change. Firstly, the aroma of the noodles is divine. Next, the noodles were cooked in al dente style. It was chewy. When mixed, the noodles with the gravy tasted fabulously delicious. I could taste soya bean and curry powder in the rich gravy. The hard-boiled egg was springy. (Food rating: 4/5)

Popiah or the fresh spring roll originates from Fujian/ Chaozhou, China. It is commonly found in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Burma/Myanmar. In Chaozhou, popiah is pronounced as "boh-bee-ah" (薄餅仔), which means "thin wafer". Qiji makes its own popiah skin that is soft, chewy and resilient. It was as if the fillings were wrapped with a piece of thin cloth. After long hours, the skin, unlike other popiah stalls, remain very chewy, soft and not soggy. The fillings include turnips, lettuce, bean sprout, egg, peanuts, grated garlic and sweet sauce. You may request for chilli sauce. This is one of my favourite popiah stall whenever I want to eat it. It was a delight and the best among the popiah I have even eaten. Highly recommended. (Food rating: 5/5)

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Address: Serangoon Nex, 23 Serangoon Central #03-10 Singapore 556083
Price: $
Rating: 4/5
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 4/5
Recommended dishes: Popiah, Mee Siam, Nasi Lemak and Mee Rebus