Weylin’s Popiah Party

Nom Nom Nom

Umami was back in town for a visit, so there was a major rush to book her time to celebrate her brief return. I received an email from Weylin about a popiah party.

She expressed some concern that her popiah will not be as elaborate as what I usually experience. I reassured her that it was alright. Not everyone has an evil mother-in-law that demands properly cooked vegetables that have turned brown from absorbing stock that had been cooking for 3 days.

Anyway, the party was about Umami, so anything vaguely foody and filling was alright.

Much has been written by Weylin about the Making Of The Popiah and the Actual Party itself, so I won’t go there again, but maybe you will.

All I can say is that no matter how many ways there are to skin a c fold a popiah, the outcome is always delicious.


Even more so if there is the wonderful crispy cup called “Kuay Pie Tie”. While my heart remains true to popiah, sometimes in life, a little crispy goodness is no bad thing.

Little nuggets of crispy potential fulfilling its ultimate destiny as a flavor-bomb in one brief crunch.

Kueh Pie Ti

Dessert was a blast as the recently retired Mad Baker produced a box of Salted Caramel Macarons and Mini Lemon Curd Meringue Tarts which can only described as heavenly.

She wrote about the trial and tribulation here. She’s a Champion Chomper.


More dessert came in the form of a Coconut which Weylin, through some miracle, managed to squeeze Avocado over lime juice and mix it all up with Nattu de Coco or Coco de Nata or de Coco Nata or whatever to produce an elaborately delicious but hard to photograph dessert thingy.

I believe ice cream was involved too.

Lemon Meringue

It was a great dinner that went by rather quickly, but that’s because I spent most of my time hanging out with a then 2.5 year-old kid.

And to cap a wonderful dinner, we all got a Brownie baked by The Skinny Epicurean. Score! 😀


Posted on 29th Apr 2009 in Chinese, Food and Drink, Makankaki, Singapore


There Are 5 Comments


Julia commented on May 3, 2009 at 6:44 pm

“While my heart remains true to popiah, sometimes in life, a little crispy goodness is no bad thing.”

I couldn’t agree more. Great write-up and photos as usual, Ivan!


ivan commented on May 4, 2009 at 1:35 am

@Julia: Thanks! You have a new site layout too!


Su-Lin commented on May 4, 2009 at 7:24 am

Wow – I want to hold a popiah party! I haven’t seen popiah anywhere here in London!


ivan commented on May 5, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Too bad the skins have to be frozen like pastry otherwise I can send you some. I guess you can either make your own or use tortillas.

As for popiah parties, check this out: http://food.recentrunes.com/?p=3055


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