It’s once again the time of the year to prowl through the festive bazaars at Geylang Serai to sniff out some interesting new eats. Last year, I had swooned over the pide (leaf-shaped Turkish flat bread pizza) and sotong panggang (grilled squid). This time round, I was quite excited to see so many newcomers in the street food scene.
Churros lovers, you’re in for a treat! The bazaars this year were just swarmed with churros stalls!
This particular stall by Bakes & Crafts that was located at the bazaar nearest to Singapore Post Centre caught my attention because it looked more hip than the rest of the churros stalls plus there were some interesting flavours that I had not seen elsewhere before.
Red velvet churros and pandan churros (S$4.50 each cup) coated with sugar – served in the most classic way. There were 10 pieces of bite-sized churros (approx. 1.5″ length each) in each cup.
While the flavours of red velvet and pandan didn’t quite stand out because the sweetness of the sugar coating had overpowered them, I loved the textures of these little fellows – firm and crispy on the outside and when you bit right to the middle which was just a tad undercooked, it was soft, moist and kueh-like. The bright colours of red and green were pretty. And though these churros were deep-fried, they weren’t greasy and didn’t ooze any oil either.
I came to the grilled seafood stall wanting to get my favourite grilled squid on the stick but I spotted something new.
Reminded me of those XXL fried chicken cutlets that are freshly deep-fried on the spot upon order.
And this was the sotong version! At S$7 a stick, this was a gigantic whole squid. The moment I took my first bite, I just couldn’t stop myself from devouring the rest of it, lol. It seems like a messy task to eat this, isn’t it? But I was just impressed by how soft and tender the squid was that it was so easy to pull the flesh apart with my teeth. The exterior was so crispy and crunchy and there wasn’t any rancid oil taste to it. I opted for the curry seasoning that tasted like mild curry powder mixed with salt – not ‘curry’ enough in my opinion but still yummy. This is a must-try!
At the bazaar next to Haig Road Food Centre, I found this stall that served up Fried Oreos – oh man, another double whammy!
5 pieces of deep-fried Oreos for S$2.50 that came dusted with a little icing sugar on the outside.
The texture of the Oreo was quite unexpected as it was soft like a marshmallow and I probably couldn’t tell it was an Oreo if I did a blind tasting cos’ it tasted like a fried sponge cake. The batter on the outside was thick and greasy but overall, it was still quite delicious. Another interesting snack worth trying 😉
There were lots more food stalls worth exploring but I could only fit these few in my tummy before I got sickly of fried and sweet stuffs, lol. That gives me a good reason to visit the bazaar again this weekend as I want to check out the fried bananas with cheese and rolled ice cream.
Feeling hungry? Hop by the Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar now before it ends on 16 July!