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China Street Fritters @ Maxwell Food Centre July 3, 2013

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I have patronized at China Street Fritters since I was a teenager.  Back then, the Maxwell Food Centre isn’t quite the way it is today.  Organised, clean and well-ventilated.  If my memory don’t fail me, the stall operates in an open concept fashion where there are no hopper to suck in the grease and smoke.  I supposed it is hygienic enough, but because the floor is cemented and the lights are really dim, it felt a little intimidating.  But the courageous me goes any place where good food is.

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China Street Fritters sells Ngoh Hiong (五香肉卷).  If you understand a little of the dialect, you probably will know it is the “Hokkien” version of Ngoh Hiong as opposed to the Ngor Hiang which is the “Cantonese” version.  Ngoh Hiang is actually like a sausage except that it is rolled over a bean curd skin.  The fillings are mined pork, and sometimes with prawns and water chestnut for the extra bite; and the asian five spices, that gives its penultimate name of Ngoh Hiong.  Quite frankly, the true accolade of the store is the egg slices (yellow color slices) is the true highlight.  It is fried to such crispiness is such a bliss when you dip in their specially concocted sweet sauce.  Their sausage (the pink slices) are minced pork squeeze into the pig’s intestines.  I know it may seem repugnant, but its a culinary delight to many local Chinese.  This sausage is a “must-have” when we have ngoh hiong.  That is why most stores are called 五香贯肠 or Chinese Sausage on their signage.

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Picture above are Mr Ng Kok Eng and Mr Ng Kok Hua, two brothers that runs the store.  We are lucky today to be able to taste a 60 years recipes that was started by their parents selling these hand-made deep-fried snacks under a zinc roofed stall in a back alley where China Square is now.  Today, the brothers still hand roll the hokkien style ngor hiong for four hours in the morning so as to be able to continue and preserve this rich culinary heritage for the younger generation.

China Street Fritters at Maxwell Food Centre is the top voted stall for the Ngoh Hiong category for Singapore Food Festival 2013.

You can savour the 20 voted favourite stores voted from the online polls at the Singapore Food Festival Village to be held from 12 to 21 July 2013 at Bayfront Avenue (near Bayfront train station, Circle Line).  This 10-day festival is organised by the Singapore Food & Beverage Alliance to celebrate Singapore’s unique food heritage and pays homage to local culinary heroes.

You can visit my Singapore Food Festival 2013 post for more information.

China Street Fritters
1 Kadayanallur Street
#01-64 Maxwell Food Centre
Singapore 069184

Visit other Top Voted Stalls for Singapore Food Festival are the following links:

Apa Kitchen @ Marina Square Shopping Mall for Rojak Category

Sakunthala’s Food Palace @ Race Course Road for Nasi Briyani category

Thondamans Indian Muslim Food @ Norris Road for Roti Prata category

Star Yong Kwang BBQ Seafood @ Alexandra Village Food Centre for Zi Char category

Jin Jin Hot/Cold Dessert @ ABC Brickworks Market for dessert category

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1. Apa Kitchen Rojak @ Marina Square | Thoughts on Air - July 4, 2013

[…] China Street Fritters @ Maxwell Food Centre for Ngoh Hiong category Apa Kitchen @ Marina Square Food Centre for Rojak category Sakunthala’s Food Palace @ Race Course Road for Nasi Briyani category Thondamans Indian Muslim Food @ Norris Road for Roti Prata category Star Young Kwang BBQ Seafood @ Alexandra Village Food Centre for Zi Char category Jin Jin Hot/Cold Dessert @ ABC Brickworks Market for dessert category […]

2. Thondamans Roti Prata @ Norris Road | Thoughts on Air - July 4, 2013

[…] China Street Fritters @ Maxwell Food Centre for Ngoh Hiong category […]

3. Sakunthala’s Food Palace @ Race Course Road | Thoughts on Air - July 4, 2013

[…] China Street Fritters @ Maxwell Food Centre for Ngoh Hiong category Apa Kitchen @ Marina Square Food Centre for Rojak category Sakunthala’s Food Palace @ Race Course Road for Nasi Briyani category Thondamans Indian Muslim Food @ Norris Road for Roti Prata category Star Young Kwang BBQ Seafood @ Alexandra Village Food Centre for Zi Char category Jin Jin Hot/Cold Dessert @ ABC Brickworks Market for dessert category […]

4. Singapore Favourite Food 2013 | Thoughts on Air - July 5, 2013

[…] great crispiness and the chinese sausage which has a special chewy bite to it.  As mentioned in my post, I have eaten from this stall since I was a teenager and was delighted that it taste just as good […]

5. Star Yong Kwang @ Alexandra Village Food Centre | Thoughts on Air - July 11, 2013

[…] China Street Fritters @ Maxwell Food Centre for Ngoh Hiong category […]

6. Jin Jin Dessert 津津冷热饮品 @ ABC Brickworks Food Centre | Thoughts on Air - July 12, 2013

[…] China Street Fritters @ Maxwell Food Centre for Ngoh Hiong category […]


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