Fu Zhou Poh Hwa Oyster Cake – So much flavours within a crispy sphere
Fu Zhou Poh Hwa Oyster Cake, is perhaps, one of the very few stalls that still sells oyster cake now. Shaped like a UFO, this traditional Fuzhou snack is made from oysters, flour, peanuts, chinese parsley. Boasting flavoursome fillings that are enveloped within a thin crispy crust, it’s impossible to stop at one!
Owner Mr. Tan said Fu Zhou Poh Hwa Oyster Cake was set up to commemorate his wife Jenny’s grandmother. Jenny grew up helping her grandmother sell oyster cakes along Ophir Road in the 1950s. They stopped selling in 1970 when her grandmother’s home was destroyed by a fire. However, in 1986, Jenny decided to sell oyster cakes again, in memory of her grandmother.
Already in his sixties, Mr. Tan still arrives punctually at 8am to set up his stall and prepare ingredients for the oyster cakes. He has no helper and works together with his wife Jenny. They have to stand the entire day and after taking their last order at 6pm, they will have to clean the stall before going home around 8-9pm. His children aren’t interested in taking over so he has no successor so while they are still frying up really delicious oyster cakes, better take the chance to visit them or you might not even know what oyster cakes are in future.
The normal oyster cake costs $1.80 each and consists of 1 prawn while the oyster cake with extra ingredients costs $2.30 each and consists of 2 prawns. You can differentiate them as the normal one has either ikan billis or peanuts on the exterior while the oyster cake with extra ingredients has both ikan billis and peanuts on the exterior.
We really enjoyed the oyster cakes as it comes out nice and crispy, without any remnants of oil. Upon splitting it into half to “kaypo” what fillings the oyster cakes contain, the aroma took us by surprise and whetted our appetites for more. Each mouthful gives a burst of savoury flavours and different textures – fluffiness from the pancake and crunchiness from the ikan bilis and peanuts and juiciness from the fresh and plump oysters. Perfect combination! These oyster cakes are simply perfect for snacks or even, as sides, accompanying whatever food items you’re having. Oh yes, Go for the chilli! It has a power-packed level of spiciness – super shiok!
Fu Zhou Poh Hwa Oyster Cake
Address: #02-34, 166 Jalan Besar, Berseh Food Centre, Singapore 208877
Mobile: 8112 5286 / 9029 9718
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10.30am to 6pm. Closed on Sundays.
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