Teochew Meat Puffs: Fuchow Oyster Cakes Made by a Teochew
I am a big fan of Fuzhou Oyster Cakes. I think they are the most delicious snack ever invented and the perfect type of dish for pasar malams (night market), fairs and the like. It really is too bad that it is a fast disappearing dish. I only know of four places selling this in Singapore. They are Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake, Fu Zhou Poh Hwa Oyster Cake, Bugis Street and this Teochew meat puffs which is always on the move with the Pasar Malam.
Fu Zhou Poh Hwa Oyster Cake: Another UFO Sighting!
These UFO sightings are a welcome sight. Crisp on the outside, savoury, moist and delicious on the inside, these humble snacks combine a melange of flavours into one umami grenade which you can hold in one hand.
The last time I had Fuzhou Oyster Cake (Its proper name) must have been 20 years ago in Clementi when I still did not have to worry about my cholesterol levels. I remembered savouring every bit of the two UFOs which was all that I could afford at the time. (My parents gave me limited pocket money, which was good as I would be very much fatter if I had more money). But I can still remember how I would crave for it after Junior College.