Pasir Ris Dough Fritters @ Block 538 Bedok North Food Centre – Good Quality Dough Fritter
It is always fascinating to watch how a thin strip of white dough magically expanded into a golden brown chewy, fluffy and crispy stick in a pot of sizzling oil. Be it the You Tiao, Hum Chee Peng or the Butterfly Bun etc, the comforting staple street food, the sight and smell of this morning treat is nostalgic, it is hard to ignore this Chinese fried churros wherever we come across one.
Pasir Ris Dough Fritters has been in business for more than a decade, started in Pasir Ris and shifted to the present location at Bedok, the hawker stall forever filled with the beautifully fried dough, piling up nicely in the display beckoning the passer-by with its array of selections, however, it is always the pot of frying oil that attract our attention and define the pre-requisite of our purchase, good dough fritters need fresh and clear oil to deliver the right taste and not the rancid smell from a pot of stale oil, Pasir Ris Dough Fritters knows the requirements well and one of the key factors lead to its popularity.
What truly make Pasir Ris Dough Fritters stands out among other fritter stalls is the sublime quality that impressed us, the assortment of the fritters have the right texture and flavour, eg.
YouTiao has a lovely crisp crust with a light, airy texture and the nice fragrance from the slightly salted quality flour.
Sesame Ball Yellow Bean (Mung Bean balls) has the perfect thickness and chewy texture encased the fine and fragrant mung bean paste.
Hum Chee Pian or the salted bun was fluffy, soft texture and boosted with well-balanced spices for a medley of nice flavours.
Bananas King ($1.50) is relatively big in size when compared to many others Goreng Pisang, besides differentiating by the sheer size, Pasir Ris Dough Fritters uses good quality fresh bananas which has a custardy flavour with nice sweetness and acidity, not the usual overly ripe, mushy Pisang kepok species, it may cost more ($1.50 per piece), however, in return, you got to enjoy the best of a battered bananas.
Similarly for the Yam or cassava products, eg, the battered yam, mashed yam balls, both used quality Thailand produce for the fillings, it has the nice flavour and texture with a pleasant crust to make a good yam fritters.
Not easy to find one dough fritter stall that able to deliver the vast array of fritters with the right quality, Pasir Ris Dough Fritters is probably one of the few able to make a mark.
Do try the Fish soup and Meatball soup next door (Bedok Ah Koon Fish Soup) as well, it is one of the tastiest in town.
Pasir Ris Dough Fritters
A: #01-122, Block 538, Bedok North Street 3, Singapore 460538, Bedok 538 Market and Food Centre
H: 6am – 2pm to 3pm daily