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Hawker Finds

Hawker Finds

Featuring Maxwell Food Centre, Pancake King (Serangoon Garden Market), Tong Xin Ju Special Shanghai Tim Sum (Maxwell Food Centre)
Alicia Ng
Alicia Ng

My go-to breakfast item in Maxwell. The peanut pancake ($0.70) is reminiscent of a mee chiang kueh, just with a pandan twist! Fragrant, moist and chewy with the crushed peanut bits makes the pancake a great snack. For those who are not a fan of peanuts, there are other options; mung bean, red bean and coconut.

Besides the signature pancake, 翁 Pancake sells fried fritters such as ham ji peng, youtiao, sesame ball and butterfly dough fritter. All at the same price of $0.70 too. The sesame balls are soft and flavourful with generous fillings.

Nice crispy ends gave it a good mouth feel. Coconut fillings were not too sweet, so that was great. A tad thinner than other pancakes I've had.

Salted ham ji peng ($1.30) didn't have much of a flavour. It was a bit dense & pricey. Prefers the one sold at Maxwell.

The handmade dumplings (steamed/fried) cost $4/8 pieces stuffed with minced pork and chives. Though delightfully crispy, I wasn't the biggest fan only because the meat smell/taste was too strong for my non-redmeat taste buds. Oooh got to say that the soy-vinegar dipping sauce made me like it better. The Shanghai Hor Fun ($3/4/5 for S/M/L) was a starchy, gooey mess that is sure to fill you up. It was a bit bland for me and tried adding the chilli to amp up the flavour, however the chilli was more on the sweet side than spicy. Still a decent dish nonetheless. Hot and Sour Soup was more sour than spicy but just a warning, it is super duper starchy.

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