When I was back in December with J for our Singapore wedding, my dad brought us to Whampoa for dinner. He was insistent that Whampoa had really good food, and since we still had a car then, we all packed up the vehicle (wasn’t too hard, since it was just grandma, dad, mom, J and I — 3 missing brothers and their girlfriends!) Here are some other posts about food we had that night at Whampoa Makan Place (hawker center): Mang Jia Jiao Satay, Hoover Rojak, Ah Hock Fried Oyster Hougang, Whampoa Satay Bee Hoon, Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee.
Ah Hock Fried Oyster Hougang is another famous stall at Whampoa Makan Place. The line was not that long when we got there (about 8 people in front of me), but the reason there was a line was that it took forever for one plate of fried oyster to come out. They fry each plate individually, and each plate takes at least five minutes or so. I was in line for at least 30 minutes for a plate of fried oyster, and there were people in front and behind me that just gave up halfway because the line was hardly moving at all. I stood there and braved it out, and just prayed that this would be a good enough plate to wait for 30+minutes.
So close to the front! Probably 10-15 more minutes of waiting (wasn’t kidding about how slow food was coming out!)
Here’s an $8 plate of or luak or fried oyster. Were there many oysters in there? No. But, the oysters that were there were plump and succulent! Despite the lack of seafood in it, the kuay of the or luak, or the gooey, sweet potato starch/omelette bits, were excellent! Seriously, they were crispy (and oily–hey, oil is flavor!), perfectly umami-ed with the fish sauce, and the chili sauce complimented it so well! Did I say they were crispy? It is so hard to get crispy or luak these days, and these were so crisp that you can actually hear yourself as you eat it. Yum! One of the best plates of or luak I’ve ever had, though I would have wanted more oysters for $8! Next time, I will buy the $10 plate. Afterall, I’ve been standing in line for a long time for this. No regrets in the line. This is as crispy and good as or luak gets! Good eats! I recommend!
Ah Hock Fried Oyster Hougang
Address: #01-54, Whampoa Drive Makan Place
90 Whampoa Drive
Hours: Daily | 10am – 11pm
closed every other Wednesday
Price Range: $ (Below $10 per person)