I have never not eaten at least one of these when I visit Jalan Berseh Food Centre.
“Fu Zhou Poh Hwa Oyster Cake” (stall #02-34) does the traditional Fried Oyster Cake very well. Shaped like a big round cushion, the exterior which is studded with crunchy peanuts and tiny ikan bilis, is extremely crispy while everything within remains tantalisingly moist and juicy.
What I love most about this stall is that they make their oyster cakes only upon order. However, there is no need to stand in a queue as you get a buzzer that goes off when your order is ready for collection. How thoughtful and convenient, right?
Biting into the piping hotness of a freshly fried #炸蚝饼 must be one of life’s great pleasures. As you break through the deep golden-brown crispiness, the steam that is released is rich in the intermingled aromas of oysters, prawns, minced pork and coriander. It’s the momentary tease before said ingredients storm your tastebuds and trigger a gamut of joyful facial expressions.
I highly recommend paying for extra ingredients because it amounts to only $2.50 but the additional surf and turf filling takes this humble snack to another level.