Super excited that in a few months’ time, this fluffy, mouthwatering orgasmic mess is going to be just a short stroll away. Sean and I have been hitting Newton Food Centre a lot these days after meeting our ID or checking on renovations for our new place. And we’re just starting to zero in on our favourite stalls! If you’re new to hawker food in Singapore, you really can’t miss this local gem.
Overall: ★★★★1/2 Fluffy eggs, mountain of oysters, mouthwatering chilli.
In the Or Lua (oyster omelette) category, Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette wins our vote hands down. You can’t miss it. It’s the store directly opposite the main entrance. There are 3-4 other stalls there, who aren’t too bad either. But here’s why this plate of awesome beats so many others.
- The fluffiness of the omelette.
I’m no chef, but it always seems like the secret to a super fluffy omelette is gallons of oil and enough heat to keep the mixture bubbling. And these guys nail it down to an art form. My mouth was watering just waiting for our plate.
2. Generous amounts of fresh oysters!
I ordered the small plate for $10. And already, we counted 16-17 huge, juicy babies. Like seriously, we’re huge fans of oyster omelettes, and most hawkers give you 7-8 shrivelled, tiny bits tops. So this really blew our minds. Plus, the secret is also in how you cook it. Most leave the oysters too long over the heat, and it ends up dehydrated and tough. These? Wow. Juicy, succulent, an explosion of glorious umami in your mouth. Freshness, of course, is key.
3. Spice spice, baby!
The chilli makes or breaks the dish. It’s like with Hainanese Chicken Rice here, bad chilli renders the whole dish bland and tasteless. So yes, this one really hits the spot with all the right proportions of sour, spice and savoury.
But hey, don’t take my word for it. Head on down and try it for yourself! And while you’re at it, get yourself some sambal stingray and chilli crabs with deep-fried mantous. You haven’t experienced Singapore without it.
Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette
#01-073, Newton Food Centre