My Cozy Corner – I cannot forget the taste of the popiah…
Coronation Shopping Plaza, like Katong Shopping Centre or Beauty World, is “born” in the 1970s and 1980s. Even though the place is filled with many educational centres now, it is a place filled with memories for many residents.
At the corner of level 2 stands My Cozy Corner, a homely and no-frills eatery. Mr Leong has been serving up his popular popiah at Coronation Shopping Plaza since 1988. They serve excellent nonya-style laksa, mee siam, mee rebus, popiah and kueh pie tee.
Using a recipe from his famous aunt – the late cookbook author Leong Yee Soo, his popiah ($2.50) comes in big fat roll, cut into four pieces. The skin is very soft and cafeully kept in a special air-tight contain so that it doesn’t lose its moisture. Each popiah is made to order, and served to you fresh and piping hot. What makes this particular popiah special is the generous amount of crispy bits made from parboiled rice that adds an additional crunch and interesting texture. The Peranakan owner uses Nyonya-style fiery and aromatic chili sauce that promises to leave you craving for more!
An alternative version of popiah is the Kueh Pie Tee ($4.80) which allows you to DIY yourself. A tray of empty pie tee with braised turnips, chilli and greens are served. While my partner prefers kueh pie tee, I like the popiah better!
My Cozy Corner’s Mee Siam ($5) is a joy to devour with piquantly sweet, spicy, and tangy gravy! The gravy was unabashedly bold with dried shrimp, taucheo, and coconut milk. We liked how they deep fried with tau pok (beancurd puff). They also have laksa.
We went early to avoid the lunch crowd but in the end, we were stuck there because our drinks, kueh pie tee and popiah order were forgotten. The only thing that arrived quickly was our mee siam. Well what to do, good food are worth the wait.
MY COSY CORNER
Address: Coronation Shopping Plaza, 587 Bukit Timah Road #02-02, Singapore 269707
Tel: 6463 8286
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10.00AM – 7.30PM ; Sunday & Public Holidays: 11.00AM – 4.00PM (Popiah not served on Sunday)
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