Chwee kueh gets a French twist

Nomadic culinary collective Paris Popup is taking over the kitchen at Open Farm Community at Minden Road from now till Dec 3.

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A nomadic culinary collective, the Paris Popup, has taken over the kitchen at Open Farm Community in Minden Road. The pop-up restaurant, known as Kampong French, will run until next Sunday.

The collective has taken over restaurants in cities including London, New York, Kyoto, Barcelona and Montreal. Kampong French is its 35th instalment and its first pop-up takeover in Singapore.

New menus, with a focus on local produce, are created for each edition. For Kampong French, expect dishes such as flat bread with chai poh and fingerling potato ($14), inspired by chwee kueh, a hawker favourite of steamed rice cakes topped with preserved radish; river shrimp chawanmushi with sorrel and young coconut ($16); and tamarind and chilli barbecued chicken with a green mango salsa verde and a garden herb salad ($25).

Where: Kampong French x Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, tel: 6471-0306
When: Till Dec 3, noon to 4pm (weekdays), 11am to 4pm (weekends), 6 to 11pm (daily)
Kampong French video:


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 26, 2017, with the headline 'Chwee kueh gets a French twist'. Print Edition | Subscribe