Singaporean cuisine is never complete without oyster omelettes. Fondly known as “orh luak” by locals, the oyster omelette is just as its name describes — succulent pieces of oysters fried with potato starch and eggs into an omelette, topped off with a hefty amount of cilantros. Tear it apart and there might be sights of stickiness, but that’s part of the charm!
As a Singaporean, you must be able to relate to just how hard it is to resist a plate of these babies. With that in mind, we’re going to go through 9 of the best places for oyster omelettes in the country!
Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine might be one of the best places for Teochew food, but let’s talk about their oyster omelettes — starchy and crispy, and the oysters are plentiful. What is there to not love? It’s also the perfect place for a family dinner, so head on over this weekend and catch up with your relatives over a hearty plate of oyster omelette!
Stretching over two stalls in total, Bedok North 85 Fried Oysters dishes up fresh oyster omelettes that can satiate even the hungriest person in the world! The portion is magnanimous, although some might find the amount of oysters they throw in unsatisfying. Still, the oysters are juicy and fresh, and the whole plate also pairs extremely well with the chili condiment they provide.
Ah Chuan Fried Oyster Omelette has continuously been referred to as the best place in Singapore for oyster omelette. Lovers of this dish have clearly been living in the ocean if they hadn’t heard of this place! It’s thoroughly authentic and stays true to the spirit of oyster omelette. The owner clearly knows what makes it good and we’d say he does an awesome job at it!
This stall is quite famous at Whampoa Drive. The portion might be a little bit too small and unsatisfying for some people (so here’s a reminder to have extra cash ready if you would like a bigger portion), but the crispiness is what had us sold. It’s soft on the inside after munching through all that much needed crispiness — exactly how oyster omelettes should be done!
Simon Road Oyster Omelette is a legend in the fan community of this dish. The original owner had passed away, so the stall is now run by one of his sons, who has pretty much mastered his father’s art and recipe of this peculiar dish. Now Singaporeans get a new opportunity to taste again the oyster omelettes that has made much buzz throughout Singapore. Enjoy the crispiness of the starch and succulence of the fresh oysters!
There’s no one as generous as Ah Orh Seafood when it comes to oysters omelettes. The amount of oysters they throw into the dish is beyond plentiful. Oyster lovers will surely have a field day with the oyster omelette here. Not to mention, every single piece of plump and as fresh as it gets. Utterly delectable and commendable!
Katong Keah Kee quietly sits in Chinatown Food Street, exciting the locals with delicious oyster omelette. They have a history in oyster omelette-making for well over 50 years now. The oysters here are more generous and plentiful as compared to other stalls. Freshness is also a guarantee for their oysters and the crispiness isn’t overdone — it’s just right, and there’s enough eggs to balance the presence of the potato starch.
Looking for oyster omelettes that are more eggy than starchy? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Lim’s Fried Oyster is special. The batter used to make the omelette is completely handmade and all oysters are specifically imported from South Korea. The serving is generous and the oysters are rightfully plump and tasty. The chili condiment makes everything better as usual.
Hup Kee takes it to the next level by pan-frying oyster omelettes longer than it should take in order to extract the crispiness of the eggs and potato starch. Aside from there being a balance between the eggs and potato starch, the oysters, which are — we’re going to sound like a broken record at this point — fresh, are cooked separately instead unlike many places that cook them together with the starch and eggs. This ultimately results in a much needed juicier and crispier bite.