Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Ah Hock Hougang Fried Oyster @ Whampoa Drive Makan Place


Where is your favourite Fried Oyster or Orh Luak stall in Singapore? I actually not sure how orh luak originated but I do remember during my childhood days, my dad used to packet this delectable street food home for supper. I usually will open the packet of chilli sauce and poured it all over the fried oyster because I like the sourness from the chilli sauce. I find the combination very heavenly, even till now I still do it whether I have a plate of fried oyster.


Recently I visited Whampoa Drive Makan Place and ordered a plate of Fried Oyster ($4) from Ah Hock Hougang Fried Oyster. The stall signage says that it was formerly from Lim Tua Tow market since 1927.

Fried Oyster 4.5/5

When I got my plate of fried oyster ($4), I was initially quite disappointed as the portion was very little. To be frank, I felt cheated. The portion felt like it was a $2.50 servicing. My world turned around when I dig into the crispy orh luak on the exterior and with a slightly chewy texture inside. It has a nice wok hei complemented by the flavourful fish sauce. The  oyster was also fresh and plump. The chilli sauce is the other highlight here. It has that tangy sourness that accentuated the fried starch flour to a whole new enjoyment.

Fried Oyster 4.5/5

Every components on the plate seems to be the main cast and non is felt as just a supporting role. Compare to the popular Simon Road Fried Oyster, I find this less oily. This is really one good plate of fried oyster I would travel all the way just to have it.

Ah Hock Hougang Fried Oyster
Whampoa Drive Makan Place
Blk 90 Whampoa Drive
Singapore 320090
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AhHockFriedOysterHougang
Nearest MRT: Farrer Park (NE Line), Novena (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 12noon - 11pm
(Closed on alternate Wed)

1) Alight at Farrer Park MRT station. Take Exit G. Walk to bus stop outside Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple (Stop ID 07211). Take bus number 125 or 139. Alight 5 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Novena MRT station. Take Exit B. Cross the road and walk to bus stop opposite Novena Church (Stop ID 50031). Take bus number 21 and 131. Alight 7 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 20 minutes. [Map]


  1. I stay at Balestier so visiting this market sometimes is inevitable... Haha but it's funny I have yet to try the oyster omelet here. I should do it soon... Thanks for the recommendation :)

    1. You are welcome. Whampoa has a lot of good food.