What Makes a Good Handmade Popiah

In Singapore, there is a beloved dish that has captured the hearts and palates of food enthusiasts around the world. Popiah, a thin wafer-like skin filled with savory goodness, has become a go-to option for both meals and snacks, adored by locals and international visitors alike in Singapore, Malaysia, and Taiwan.

Deeply rooted in Hokkien culture, the act of wrapping popiah is considered as valuable as wrapping gold and silver, symbolizing prosperity and wealth. Traditionally, popiah was prepared exclusively during significant festivities, but it has now become an anytime, anywhere treat enjoyed by all.

According to legend, the origins of popiah in Singapore can be traced back to the Ming Dynasty. During a busy day of official duties, an imperial officer's caring wife crafted a simple yet satisfying meal by wrapping a variety of ingredients in a thin flour skin. And just like that, popiah was born.


Undoubtedly, the wafer-like skin made from wheat flour is the star of the show when it comes to popiah. Alongside a plethora of savory fillings, including steamed turnips, shredded carrots, and chopped peanuts, the handmade popiah skin sets popiah apart.

While the allure of the thin and delicate popiah skin is irresistible, crafting it from scratch is a time-consuming endeavor. Unfortunately, many establishments have abandoned the traditional method, opting for mass-produced alternatives. At Fortune Food Popiah, we believe that preserving the age-old practice of handmade popiah skin is paramount to crafting an exceptional popiah experience.

Handmade popiah skin boasts a uniquely soft and fluffy consistency that can only be achieved through meticulous handcrafting. The elasticity of the skin enhances the chewiness and overall enjoyment of the dish, setting it apart from its thicker and less supple counterparts. Each bite of a well-made popiah pays homage to the forefathers who perfected the recipe over generations, while also serving as a testament to the love we pass down to future generations.


So, how is Singapore's best handmade popiah crafted? A wet and sticky dough of flour is skillfully twirled by hand before being cooked briefly on a heated griddle. The skin is then removed, allowing for the addition of the delectable fillings. Each roll boasts a tantalizing combination of lettuce, bean sprouts, crushed peanuts, homemade crispy bits made with fresh eggs and flour, and a generous drizzle of homemade sweet sauce. For an extra kick, the popiah is accompanied by the housemade chili sauce. 

If you can savor the entire roll without the skin breaking or the ingredients spilling out, then you know you've encountered a superb handmade popiah in Singapore. Despite its average price of around $2, popiah is available in smaller rolls, making it an ideal snack on the go or a delightful meal to share with friends.

Are you on a quest to discover Singapore's finest homemade popiah? Look no further than Fortune Food Popiah!


Are you trying to find Singapore's best homemade popiah?

Experience Fortune Food Popiah Today! With home delivery available across Singapore, Fortune Food Popiah is the pioneer of do-it-yourself popiah sets. Indulge in the Enchantment of Fortune Food's DIY Popiah Set. We offer DIY party sets for those seeking to host a popiah gathering in the comfort of their own home.

At Fortune Food Popiah, we take pride in crafting our delicate and thin popiah skins in-house, ensuring they retain their perfect balance of chewiness and crispness. To order your popiah delivery and explore our menu options, visit Fortune Food collection today.