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10 Rarely Seen Street Food Like Tau Kwa Pau, Oyster Cake & White Rojak In Singapore!

Tired of having the same food? Wishing you could have something different and unique to eat? Don’t worry, we’re here to help you out! Here are the top ten rarely seen street food in Singapore that you must try! From unique street food like Chi Kak Kueh to White Rojak, to Tau Kwa Pau, there is definitely something for everyone to explore and enjoy!

10 Street Food In Singapore That Are Rarely Seen!

1. Tau Kwa Pau

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Ever heard of Tau Kwa Pau? It is deep-fried tofu stuffed with fried fishcake, cucumber, braised eggs, and fried yam. The delightful mixture is then drenched in a braised duck sauce. Say Seng Tau Kwa Pau is said to be the only hawker stall in Singapore serving this dish by netizens. Fans of beancurd will definitely love this one-of-a-kind dish! Dip the delectable beancurd into the sweet chilli for an extra burst of flavour!

Address: 271 Onan Rd, Singapore 424768

Operating Hours: Daily except for Monday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

2. Oyster Cake

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Fu Zhou Oyster Cake at Bedok is one of the few stalls left in Singapore still serving Oyster Cake. The Oyster Cake is deep-fried on the spot, with the skin being super crispy and moist on the inside. Additionally, it’s not too oily, allowing you to enjoy the delicious snack guilt-free! Enjoy the traditional taste with the Original Oyster Cake, or you can also choose from a wide array of other ingredient combinations.

The Oyster Cake comes with a generous amount of ingredients, ensuring you’re not just having fried batter. Do be sure to have it with the chilli sauce as it complements the Oyster Cake perfectly and has a sweet aftertaste! A perfect snack to have on the go!

Address: 85 Bedok North Rd, 01-39, Singapore 460085

Operating Hours: Daily, except for Mon, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

3. White Rojak

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When we think of Rojak, Indian Rojak and Chinese Rojak are the ones that would probably come to mind. Ever heard of White Rojak? If you haven’t, then here’s a stall for you to check out. Black & White Rojak is a stall at Hougang that serves this rare gem. The usual ingredients of Chinese Rojak are used except for White Rojak, sour plum sauce is used instead of shrimp paste.

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The flavour profile is similar to having fruits with sour plum powder but in the form of a sauce. Additionally, lime juice is also added so you definitely can taste the sourness in the dish. Feel free to request for lesser sauce or no lime juice if you’re not really a fan of sour stuff. It is highly recommended to have it with the chilli as it elevates the entire flavour of the dish!

Address: 684 Hougang Avenue 8 #01-983 Singapore 530684

Operating Hours: Daily except for Thurs,11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

4. Carrot Cake “Fries”

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For fans of carrot cake, you will definitely love this! Imagine your favourite carrot cake fried to perfection, cut into bite-sized strips like “fries”. Carrot Cake Sticks are getting harder to find in Singapore, considering most stalls serve the fried carrot cake or the dim sum-styled one we are familiar with.

Chai Chee Cai Tou Guo serves delicious Carrot Cake Sticks that you simply have to try! The Carrot Cake Sticks are fried to a crispy golden brown, without it being too oily. The crispy exterior gives a pleasant crunch while the radish on the inside is soft and tender, giving a perfect contrast of textures. Just take one bite and you won’t be able to stop!

Address: 216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-55, Singapore 460216

Opening Hours: Daily, 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

5. Chi Kak Kueh

 

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Most of you have heard of Ang Ku Kueh but have you heard of Chi Kak Kueh? Kuehs and Snacks, also known as Ah Ma Kueh is one of the rare shops in Singapore still serving this kueh. The shop at Bukit Merah is currently run by an elderly woman in her 80s who still handmakes the Chi Kak Kueh to this day.

 

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Chi Kak Kueh is basically a steamed mung bean cake with a skin that is completely black in colour. Don’t worry, it’s not black because it’s dirty. but it’s due to it being made of mugwort! Additionally, it gives the kueh a herbal taste that complements the sesame or bean paste filling nicely.

It is a pretty laborious task to make this kueh as the herbs used are difficult to find. This causes the process of making the kueh skin time-consuming. Most kueh shops hardly make this kueh anymore making this rare gem worth a try!

Address: Block 125 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-164 Alexandra Village C3, Singapore 150125

Opening Hours: Daily, except for Mon, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

6. Wah Kueh

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Wah Kueh is a rare gem to find in Singapore nowadays. Ah Kong Wah Kueh at Chinatown Complex Hawker Centre is possibly one of the only two stalls left in Singapore serving this dish. One netizen explained that this steamed rice cake dish was actually once sold by street peddlers in Singapore, which was almost 50 years ago!

This Hokkien snack is similar to chwee kueh in texture, but the toppings are steamed together instead of chai poh being topped off. Toppings like minced garlic, dried shrimp, and mushrooms are added into the kueh to give its intense flavour. Have it with the chilli for an extra kick! This is a perfect dish to have for breakfast!

Address: 335 Smith St, #02-116, Singapore 050335

Operating Hours: Daily except for Mon, 7:45 a.m. to sold out

7. Stewed Duck

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Braised duck is a commonly found dish at most hawker centres, but how often do you find stewed duck? Tucked away at Empress Road is Soh Food where they serve this really unique style of duck! Soh Food’s stewed duck is seriously juicy and tender! Additionally, the sauce is light and blends perfectly with the flavour of the duck without overpowering it. It’s a definite must to dip the duck into the sambal belacan for an elevation of flavours! For those looking for something different than your usual braised duck, this is something definitely worth trying!

Address: 7 Empress Rd, #01-106, Singapore 260007

Operating Hours: Daily except for Wed, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

8. Glutinous Rice

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This glutinous rice we’re talking about isn’t your typical bak zhang or lor mai gai, but it’s the traditional Cantonese style! Serving up this rare dish is Millenium Glutinous Rice at Chinatown Complex Hawker Centre! The Cantonese style of glutinous rice comes in a sweet or salty variation topped with peanuts and fried shallots.

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The savoury version’s rice is perfectly seasoned and has a nice chewy texture. Additionally, the shallots and peanuts helps add another depth of flavour and texture to the dish. The sweet version doesn’t come with peanuts like the savoury version and only has shallots. Each grain is coated in sweetness, making it feel like you’re having a dessert! Be sure to have it with the shallots as its savouriness helps to cut through the sweetness of the sticky rice.

Address: 335 Smith St, #02-092, Singapore 050335

Operating Hours: Daily except for Sun, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

9. $0.30 Soya Milk

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Soya milk for only $0.30? Does that really exist?

Yes, it really does! Nestled away at Kovan is Sun Kee Drinks where they indeed serve soya milk for only $0.30! Drinks stalls can be found at every hawker centre but how often do you find one selling a drink for only $0.30! The stall has been around for decades and their prices have remained unchanged since 1985. Not a fan of soya milk? Not to worry, they also serve other drinks like chin chow and bird’s nest for $0.30 as well. Additionally, they serve tau huey ($0.30) and grass jelly ($0.50), a perfect dessert to end off the meal!

Address: 209 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530209

Operating Hours: Daily except for Sun, 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

10. Fermented Beancurd

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Are you a fan of fermented beancurd? Wish you could teleport yourself to Taiwan or Hong Kong for a taste of it? Don’t worry, you won’t need to do that! Mini Star (HK) at Geylang has been serving their popular Fermented Beancurd for over 20 years! Mini Star (HK) prides themselves in using traditional preparation techniques and the fermented beancurd is handcrafted by the owner.

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The pungent smell of the beancurd will instantly wake you up. The tofu skin is crispy on the outside while still being soft and moist on the inside. The tofu has a slightly salty flavour with a mild sweet and tangy undertone. People would often compare the taste of it to smooth aged cheese. It is highly recommended to have this dish fresh out of the wok to enjoy the crispiness of the tofu to the fullest!

Address: 795 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389678

Operating Hours: Daily except for Monday, 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Try These Rare Gems Today!

What are you waiting for? Hurry and try all these unique dishes today!

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For more rarely seen street food, do check out Mei Zhen Hakka Delicacies for their Yam Abacus!

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