Sunday, 16 August 2015

Lim's Fried Oyster Berseh Food Centre Singapore


Singapore's Croc King Tony Tee's infectious enthusiasm for Lim's Fried Oyster 林煎 has generated a lot of buzz and excitement about the humble stall in Berseh Food Centre. Even my niece who has tried it, said I must go check it out :-D


As I love fried oysters or or chien, I can't help it but make my way here with Tony Tee.


These are the faces of Singapore's Pioneer Hawkers.

The Lim couple has been running this or chien stall for over 30 years. First, as a push cart stall along these same streets around Jalan Besar and then re-settled into this stall when Berseh Food Centre was built. The stall is in a corner at the lower ground level.


Fried oysters or or chien is a Hokkien comfort dish. It is basically eggs, sweet potato and/or tapioca flour batter and oysters fried with fish sauce and oil (lard in the good old days).

Originally from Fujian province 福建省 in China, there are many regional variations of this dish.


Mr. Lim serves basically two types of fried oysters - wet or dry.

This is the wet one.

I like the eggy and savoury sweet flavours from the fish sauce held together by the gooey drippy starchy sweet potato batter.


Many of Lim's Fried Oyster's fan are crazy about their oversized oysters.

Mr. Lim's oysters are imported from Korea. It's sometimes found in other or chien stalls but are sold at premium prices. As far as I know, only Lim's Fried Oyster serves such big oysters for a SGD5 plate of or chien. And, there were quite of few of them in the plate (I didn't count exactly).


The "dry" version.


The same big oysters.

If you like a little crispiness and slight char in your or chien, then this is the version for you :-D


What are you waiting for?

Grand daughter Claris helps out in promoting Lim's Fried Oyster.

I am totally sold!

Restaurant nameLim's Fried Oyster 林煎

Address 166 Jalan Besar, Berseh Food Centre, Singapore 208877
GPS: 1.307259, 103.856548
Opening Hours: 6:00pm to 12:00 midnight (stall will be closed for the month of Oct 2015 as owners are taking a well deserved vacation)
Tel: 93860732 (be sure to call before visiting as the Lim couple has no fixed rest day)

Non Halal

Date visited: 15 Aug 2015

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