Recently, a certain hum chim peng (deep fried dough fritters) stall has caught the attention of netizens in Singapore.

Located at Maxwell Food Centre, what’s unique about this humble fried dough fritter stall is that you get to fry your own dough fritters.

Image Credit: FoodieFC

You then coat it with sugar and bag it using the paperbags provided. Crisp on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside, these traditional snacks prove that old truly is gold.

An unusual idea, especially for a hawker stall, this novelty factor actually has a rather sweet backstory.

How It All Began

While this may seem like a new concept and a new stall, what with all the hype surrounding it all of a sudden, the stall has actually been around for a long time.

Image Credit: Time Out

Now managed by 54-year-old Li Shu Hui, the stall used to be run by her father, Li Zao, back in the day. Now in his late 80s, Li Zao retired from the business 7 years ago. Back then, the customers would see how busy he was at the stall, and would volunteer to help fry their own orders.

Soon, because of the kindness and empathy of Singaporeans, fry-it-yourself hum chim pengs were born.

Fry Your Own Hum Chim Pengs

Today, the tradition of frying your own hum chim pengs is already almost 30 years old.

Image Credit: Medium

Smaller in size than what you might find elsewhere, Hum Jin Pang’s dough fritters come in two varieties – Five Spice Salt and Sweet Red Bean. At six pieces for $1, these fritters are incredibly cheap; you’d be hard pressed to find prices likes these anywhere these days.

Want to have a go at frying your own hum chim pengs? Make a trip to Maxwell Food Centre sometime for lunch, and fall in love with this simple snack all over again!

Hum Jin Pang
Address: Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur St., Singapore 069184
Opening Hours: Daily, 2.30pm – 8pm

Also read Creamier’s New Ice Cream BEER Floats Takes Alcoholic Ice Cream To A Whole New Level

(Header Image Source: FoodieFC, Time Out)

 
 
Also Read
6 Experiences At This M’sian Island Paradise – And It Costs Less Than SGD100 To Fly There

the location and personalised features of the hotel to its landscape helps it to stand out and hold its own charm and uniqueness.

The Westin Singapore Offers A New Staycation Package That You Should Probably Not Miss

The 2 day 1 night package is perfect for Singaporean couples looking for a quick weekend staycation

Get your groove on: must-visit Noise Singapore events in 2019

Events include Noise Metaverse, Noise Local Motif, Noise Gif Fest, Noise Music Mentorship (NMM), Noise Invasion Festival and many more!

Singapore Bicentennial – The History And Debate Around It

So what exactly is the bicentennial, and why is the ongoing debate surrounding it significant?

McDonald’s Prosperity Burger Returns, Along With A New Breakfast Item: Hotcakes With Fried Chicken

If you love the Prosperity Burger as much as we do, great news, McDonald's is bringing back the long awaited burgers on 24 Jan 2019.