Oyster Omelette from around Singapore
Most of us have a food that we detest on its own, but won’t mind having it when it is prepared in a certain manner. For me, oysters have never been my thing, unless it is fried together with egg. Topping the list of must-have dishes in Singapore is orh luak. A local favourite that has found its way to the hearts of locals and tourists alike, it is no wonder this supper staple is easily found at hawker centres in Singapore. From the East to the West, be sure to check out these oyster omelette stalls that will satiate any cravings for just under $9!
1. Ang Sa Lee Fried Oyster
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Chomp Chomp Food Centre might be your go-to spot for those satay cravings, but residing in this famous hawker centre is another gem of a find: the oyster omelette. Priced at $4, Ang Sa Lee Fried Oyster nails this local fare with its generous portion of oysters and a palatable ratio of starch to egg. For those preferring a different texture, pick the Fried Omelette ($5). The absence of starch makes this a good middle ground for those watching their waistlines!
Address: 20 Kensington Park Road, #01-33, Chomp Chomp Food Centre, Singapore 557269
Opening hours: Thur-Tue 5pm to 11pm
2. Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette
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Some call it a tourist trap, others a haven of local delights. Either way, the orh luak found at Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette in Newton Circus Food Centre is commendable and costs just $5. Their version is crisp and not overly starchy. It is also enhanced with the fresh juices of oysters, which have been fried separately. Though good plain, their sharp and tangy chilli sauce gives an exciting punch to each bite!
Address: 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, #01-73, Newton Circus Food Centre, Singapore 229495
Opening hours: Thur-Sun 6pm to 1am
3. Simon Road Oyster Omelette
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Simon Road Oyster Omelette is no stranger to the orh luak scene in Singapore. Known for its crunchy and exceptionally crisp texture, this stall offers Fried Omelette ($5) and Fried Egg ($5) – both of which will not disappoint. Get ready to wait before getting your hands on the orh luak, as the eggs are fried slowly and only upon order to achieve its crispiness.
Address: 212 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530212
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 3pm to 11pm
4. Ah Chuan Fried Oyster Omelette
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Featured on Makansutra’s list of hawker legends, Ah Chuan Fried Oyster Omelette’s Orh Luak ($4) is not to be missed. Think fresh, juicy oysters encased in a dense yet fluffy omelette with crisp edges. As one of the cheapest oyster omelettes around Singapore, it is no one wonder this value-for-money dish made it to the sacred list. This stall only opens for a few hours each day though, so be sure to get the opening hours right before you head down!
Address: Blk 22 Toa Payoh Lorong 7, Singapore 310022
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 3pm to 8pm
5. Lim’s Fried Oyster
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A product of refining their craft for 30 years and counting, Lim’s Fried Oyster is one of Singapore’s most well-known oyster omelette stalls located in an equally popular food centre – Besah Food Centre. The Orh Luak here ($5) is more moist than their counterparts, but retains its flavour with a compact and crisp edging. Don’t ask us how they do it; we too have no idea how such dichotomies exist so harmoniously either!
Address: 166 Jalan Besar, #01-32, Berseh Food Centre, Singapore 208877
Opening hours: Daily 7pm to 12am
6. 85 Bedok North Fried Oyster
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The supper spot of the East, Fengshan Market & Food Centre is home to more than just one of Singapore’s best bak chor mee. When you’re here, be sure to also add Orh Luak ($5) to your supper feast. The oyster omelette is rich and flavourful, and the stall’s occupation of two units is a strong testament to the success of this crowd pleaser. The chilli sauce isn’t overly spicy too, so foodies who do not take spicy food well are welcome to dunk the oysters in the sauce to up the shiok factor!
Address: 85 Bedok North Street 4, #01-09/10, Fengshan Market & Food Centre, Singapore 460085
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
7. Geylang Lorong 29
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Around for forty years, Geylang Lorong 29 sticks to the traditional method of using charcoal. As such, the orh luak ($5) here boasts a rich, smoky flavour that’s enhanced by the oceanic notes of the oysters that are shipped directly from Korea. A re bang for your buck if you ask me!
Address: 396 East Coast Road, Singapore 428994
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am to 9:30pm
8. Katong Keah Kee Fried Oysters
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Located near the Singapore Flyer is Katong Keah Kee Fried Oysters. Fluffy and sufficiently moist on the inside, and crispy on the outside, their ’ Orh Luak ($8) is extremely satisfying. The oysters are plump too, and the house-made chilli sauce packs a punch. All boxes checked!
Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore Food Trail Singapore Flyer, Singapore 039803
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 10:30am to 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am to 11:30pm, Sun 10:30am to 10:30pm
9. Xing Li Cooked Food
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A hidden, inconspicuous gem in the popular Old Airport Road Food Centre is the fried oyster omelette by Xing Li Cooked Food. For just $5, you get a generous serving of oysters that are not overcooked, with their juices well-retained. The egg omelette itself is rich and fluffy, and not overly starchy. Opt for the oyster egg ($6) to skip the gummy texture altogether. Both versions draw long queues – a common sight at this hawker hot house.
Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-28, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Opening hours: Thur-Tue 1pm till sold out
Where to have orh luak in Singapore
With so many good orh luak found around the island, there’s no need to splurge on the atas shucked oysters just to satisfy your oyster cravings. If you happened to be hunting for more local hawker gems such as these orh luak stalls, we also uncovered good popiah and fried carrot cake places to check out!