Fuzhou oyster cakes is one of those traditional food dishes which is gradually vanishing from our local food scene.

The ladle used to make this dish gives it the unique UFO shape. Rice flour batter is first poured into the ladle. It is then filled with fresh oysters, minced meat, prawns and chopped parsley. The filling is then covered with more batter. The ladle is then lowered into boiling hot oil and deep fried till golden brown. For those who are not familiar with this dish, it is conceptually and textually similar to takoyaki except bigger and with way more ingredients.

Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake is one of the few stalls keeping this dish alive. The oyster cake is crispy on the outside and yet soft tender and savoury on the inside. I recommend having it with the chilli sauce provided on the side.

I am not too sure why this dish has fallen out of vogue as it can be eaten as a snack or as part of a meal. But do support them if you are in the area!