One stall in particular that I like the most is this stall selling yau char kwai (a long, golden-brown, deep fried strip of dough that tastes a little saltish), ham chim peng (made of flour, some five spice powder and get its flavour from the ammonia powder or what the Cantonese called ‘chow fun’. It’s fun to see ham chim peng being deep fried. It puffs up when being fried!!) and hwa chee (a bit like yau char kwai but it is shorter and covered with some sugary coatings. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside).
Oh, and I never knew that yau char kwai needs only such small pieces of dough to make!!! Basically is putting 2 pieces of dough together (sorry don’t know the ingredients to make the dough), splitting it in the middle with a stick, pulling it to make it a little longer and dropping it into the hot wok of oil!!! Sounds simple eh?!
I love having my yau char kwai with thick kopi-o and my hwa chee!!! Very very oily but this is really one of those typical simple food you indulge once in a while. What is life without simple indulgence like this once a while?! We’ll think about the oiliness and calories and fats later!!!