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Popiah, or commonly known as fresh spring rolls in most other parts of the world, has always been one of my favorite breakfast dishes. It’s easy to eat, contains an assortment of vegetables, usually pretty economical, and doesn’t take a long time to chew down.

It is a dish that is pretty common in Penang, but unfortunately, good ones are hard to come by in Klang Valley, so I was pretty happy when I finally sampled from this one from Imbi market.

the pohpiah stall at Imbi market
the poppiah stall at Imbi market

Sister’s Crispy PopiahΒ is situated some 10 meters away from the famous Ah Weng Koh Haianese Tea. It has been operating at the same spot for years, and business in the morning is rather good. There’s almost always a small queue right in front of the stall, behind the operator that always move in a super brisk pace.

two pieces of pohpiah at RM 4.40

two pieces of pohpiah at RM 4.40

A single serving goes for RM 2.20, one is never enough as the only dish, but suffice as a side dish if you have something else to go along with, like a plate of wantan mee or some breakfast toasts for example.

Other than the popiah skin, chili paste (optional), and sweet sauce, there are at least five other ingredients packed into this spring roll, including sengkuang (yambean), cucumber, carrot, and some absolutely fantastic crispy bits (I have no idea what they are).

goes well with toast and Hainanese tea too
goes well with toast and Hainanese tea too

The normal serving is a little on the drier side, but if you prefer to just ask, you can have it with a bit of those sengkuang soup to wet them as well (which is closer to Penang style). The popiah skin holds up well while not being too thick, the mixture of crispy ingredients and really soft, well cooked sengkuang makes for a well balanced contrasting texture that I really like.

A pair of popiah for breakfast? I can do it this any day.

map to Imbi Market (Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang)

Sisters Crispy Popiah
Imbi Market (Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang)
Jalan Melati, Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.14340, 101.71664
Hours: breakfast and brunch

Discuss : KY eats – Crispy Popiah at Imbi Market

  1. Do they drizzle the broth over popiah like others did in penang? i like popiah with shredded crab meat, works perfectly well with the jicama πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

  2. Saw a stall at Mid Valley and we have one here now – but when I went to look at what they have for the filling, it did not look very appealing so I did not bother to try. At first I thought it’s some crispy fried spring rolls but it seems that it actually refers to those crispy dunno-what inside.

  3. HUNGERS!! Look so good!!

  4. iamthewitch

    I like popiah dry style! Perhaps because I was already used to the dry popiah from Ipoh, so when I went to Penang and saw the wet popiah, I couldn’t appreciate it! πŸ˜›

  5. looks good weih..mau go try liau . .

  6. Crispy bits?? Normally it’s pork lard, but it might be something else as well.

  7. KY, wonder what is Hainanese Tea? I know what is popiah had it in Taipei and will try to make at home.

  8. I thought Imbi market closed down de?heard …. bought over..
    Its still open?

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