Hougang Oyster Omelette & Fried Kway Teow is famous in Hougang
Ask anyone who lives in Hougang what’s the best place to have oyster omelette AKA orh luak in the area, and you’re likely to get one answer: Hougang Oyster Omelette & Fried Kway Teow.
Despite being tucked away in a quiet HDB estate, the stall manages to draw perennial long queues for its delectable fare.
The stall is run by an elderly couple who always seem to be hard at work—one of them whips up orh luak, while the other prepares plate after plate of char kway teow. Watching them work with synchronicity makes for quite the sight.
It’s easy to see why the Hougang Fried Oyster (from $6) is so beloved. The presence of pork lard in each omelette gives it its wonderful aroma and flavour. Textually, the orh luak has crispy edges and gooey insides.
But of course, it is the plump and fresh oysters in the omelette that bring it all together. The stall serves truly moreish plates of orh luak.
For something more substantial, be sure to get some Fried Kway Teow (from $4.50). This “wet” rendition of char kway teow is both savoury and sweet, with a good amount of wok hei present throughout. Your typical CKT ingredients such as Chinese sausage, hum, and fishcake feature throughout, but to really have your fill of those, we recommend ordering the $5 portion.
Next time you’re in the North-East, don’t forget to drop by Hougang Oyster Omelette & Fried Kway Teow to give its legendary orh luak and char kway teow a shot.
Address: 435A Hougang Avenue 8, Singapore 531435
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11am to 7pm
Hougang Oyster Omelette is not a halal-certified eatery.
Photos taken by Enze Kay and edited by Casandra Nicholas.
This was an independent visit by Eatbook.sg.
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