I love hawker food. Yes I really do. It is just that I have to control my desire to tuck into them because as you know, most of these scrumptious fare that tempt me are not exactly the healthiest choices of food to have. But once in a while, we do give in to temptation. Life is too short to deprive ourselves entirely, so it is ok to indulge, sometimes.
Headed to Zion Road food center one evening and we had these:
Black and white pan-fried carrot cake, the best combination for people who enjoy both and can’t make up their minds which to have. This was really good and fragrant even if their texture were fairly similar. Usually I would have preferred for the black version to be a little smaller in terms of pieces so that it catches more of the dark soya sauce, and for the white it has to have a lot of ‘chye por’. Either ways, I always want to have lots of egg because it adds to the aroma of the dish. But no pork lard please.
Barbecued chicken wings. These were a little sticky I feel, as the skin seems to just stick to my fingers and makes eating it messy. But even as it is oily, it didn’t feel as greasy as battered deep-fried wings.
And who can forget char kway teow! I don’t enjoy having this fried kway teow with cockles but that is supposed to be a highlight of this dish, of course with a fair amount of egg and cured sausage (i.e. lap cheong). However, this is one dish where even if I liked it I find a whole plate of it overwhelming. I don’t have problems wolfing down fried carrot cake on my own but fried kway teow is a bit too much.