It is only now that I realise how much I miss this simple but tasty local treat. And when I was brought to this somewhat obscure location in Bedok by a friend, I was delighted to be reunited with an old "friend".
Muah Chee is simply sticky dough cut into small bite sized pieces and coated with peanut and sugar. The beauty comes from the different textures and the simple yet appealing peanut sugar flavors that somehow binds everything together.
Here, at Hougang 6, the owner here learnt his trade from his father, who used to sell this illegally, and legend be told, his father's version was even more amazing.
Despite this, this current generation's version of muah chee is still pretty good on its own, and it comes in 2 different flavors. The classic peanut coating, as well as a black sesame variant.
|Black Sesame Muah Chee|
The black sesame muah chee was something I have never come across, and visually it was already striking. The first thing that stood out for me was how even cut the pieces were, and how consistent the coating was applied as well.
Most times, even the muah chee you can still find here are very slipshod and very sticky. Here, the pieces were not only sticking together, the flavors of the black sesame and peanut coating were just incredibly addictive.
|Classic Peanut Muah Chee|
Similarly, the traditional peanut and sugar muah chee was equally brilliant. The dough for both dishes was really well made, and had a warm texture to it when you eat it on the spot.
There was just a tiny amount of stickiness as you bite into it, and it still had a lively bite to the texture. Both the black sesame and peanut coating were finely diced and gave a nice fine crunch to the overall flavors.
Nothing else much needs to be said. This is simply the best muah chee you can get on this island. Truth be told, I literally finished 2 plates on the spot and was still hungry for more.
Hougang 6 Miles Famous Muah Chee
Bedok South Blk 69