My Cosy Corner is an institution within Coronation Plaza, which is itself an institution in the Bukit Timah area. It’s been popular with residents of the area and students of the various schools close by since 1998.
The name certainly fits, because the eatery is tucked into a corner on the second level of the building – and that corner is pretty, well, cosy.
My Cosy Corner is one-of-a-kind. You’ll not find another place anywhere in the world with the same combination of Peranakan (or Nonya) food, local Singapore favourites and Japanese food(!), and with its unique interior set-up, with its slightly-cramped yet comfortable, homey feel.
On proud display on one wall is a poster with the winners and finalists of Singapore Hawker Masters 2014. My Cosy Corner was declared the winner for popiah (fresh spring roll), and regular customers must think deservedly so.
My friend James and I had a popiah each and shared a kueh pie tee set
I’ve had the popiah many times and really it enjoyed again. One plus of this popiah over others is that the strips of bangkwang (Chinese turnip) are julienned into large, thick pieces.
My mother-in-law is a great cook and makes a fantastic popiah herself. She says about popiah generally that its better if the turnip is in larger strips so that it retains its crunchy consistency and doesn’t become too soft and wet. The popiah and kueh pie tee filling at My Cosy Corner certainly has this crunchy consistency. Another plus for me is how much boiled egg is put into the popiah – at many other places, its a measly sprinkle, but here there are good-sized slices.
I’d never had the kueh pe tee here till this visit, and I wasn’t disappointed.
They’re generous with the egg filling at the bottom of each cup and the bangkwang was more than sufficient for the six cups. Nicely presented, too.
I’m not sure how much longer a building like Coronation Plaza can withstand the temptations of redevelopment by the owners, so do make sure you pop down (popiah down?) and join the students of the surrounding institutions who eat at that institution within an institution.
Meal eaten on Friday 17 May 2016 at 12:20pm.
Popiah, one for $2.50
Kueh pie tee set, six cups and filling for $4.80
My Cosy Corner
587 Bukit Timah Road
#02-02 Coronation Shopping Plaza
Check out their website for their DIY popiah package for home dining
Monday – Saturday: 10.00am – 7.30pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: 11.00am – 4.00pm
(Popiah not served on Sunday)