22 Feb '17, 12am
Biting into these oyster cakes sure brings back some childhood memories.
Whenever I bring tourists on a food tour, one of the stalls I would visit is Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake. This traditional Fuzhou snack is closed to extinction already (the other stall that still does it is Fu Zhou Poh Hwa in Jalan Besar). Mdm Hoon’s mother came to Singapore with her husband and she been selling these traditional Fuzhou snacks in front of her house to help with the family expenses. In the past, she used mussels as the main ingredient for her Fuzhou cake. Over the years, she has changed to oysters and added fresh prawns and minced meat. After moving to Maxwell Food Centre, Mdm Hoon took over the business from her mother. Even though the oyster cake looks simple, it takes a lot of work. Mdm Hoon wakes up at 4am every morning to prepare the ingredients so that she can start selling them at 9am. The essence of this dish lies in the batter. Using rice as the mai...