06 August 2012

Street Food - Dessert Fritter

Street Food - Dessert Fritter

Also Known As:
Fritter Desserts, Snack Fritter, Dessert Fritter,
Fritter Banana Goreng Pisang, Goreng Pisang, Pisang Goreng, Banana Fritter, Fried Banana Fritter,
Fritter Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Fritter, Fried Sweet Potato Fritter,
Fritter Yam, Yam Fritter, Fried Yam Fritter, Taro Fritter, Fried Taro Fritter, Yam Taro Fritter, Fried Yam Taro Fritter,
Fritter Tapioca, Tapioca Fritter, Fried Tapioca Fritter, Fried Tapioca Cake, Fried Tapioca Kueh, Fried Tapioca Cake Fritter,
Fritter Green Bean, Green Bean Fritter, Fried Green Bean Fritter, Fried Green Bean Cake, Fried Green Bean Kueh, Fritter Green Bean Cake Fritter



Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $0.50 - $1.50



Description:
Dessert Fritter is a category of Chinese snack foods, that consist of various types of fruits or vegetables, coated in a light batter, and then deep fried. Usually, a Dessert Fritter stall will have at least 5 types of Dessert Fritter.


The first type of Dessert Fritter, also the most popular and well known, is Fritter Banana Goreng Pisang / Fried Banana Fritter. This usually consists of a whole banana, mixed with salt, water, rice flour and all purpose flour. The freshness and quality of the banana used is extremely important, as this affects the flavour and texture. The best type of banana to use for Fritter Banana Goreng Pisang / Fried Banana Fritter is pisang raja.

The second type of Dessert Fritter is Fritter Sweet Potato / Fried Sweet Potato Fritter. This usually consists of a thick slice of sweet potato, mixed with salt, sugar, water, rice flour and all purpose flour. It's shaped like an oval, square or rectangle, and is usually orange in colour. However, Fritter Sweet Potato / Fried Sweet Potato Fritter may sometimes be made from mashed sweet potato instead.

The third type of Dessert Fritter is Fritter Yam / Fried Yam Taro Fritter. This usually consists of a thick slice of yam or taro, mixed with salt, sugar, water, rice flour and all purpose flour. It's shaped like an oval or square, and is usually white in colour. However, Fritter Yam / Fried Yam Taro Fritter may sometimes be made from mashed yam or taro instead. Often, this mashed yam or taro may be combined with mashed sweet potato and mashed glutinous rice to make a 3-In-1 Fritter.

The fourth type of Dessert Fritter is Fritter Tapioca / Fried Tapioca Cake Fritter. This usually consists of grated or mashed tapioca, mixed with salt, sugar, water, rice flour, all purpose flour, screwpine leaves (Pandan), edible green food colouring and grated coconut. This results in a green 'cake', which is usually shaped into a square or circle for Fritter Tapioca / Fried Tapioca Cake Fritter.

The fifth type of Dessert Fritter is Fritter Green Bean / Fritter Green Bean Cake Fritter. This usually consists of mashed green mung beans / green gram beans, mixed with salt, sugar, water, rice flour, all purpose flour, egg and grated coconut. Fritter Green Bean / Fritter Green Bean Cake Fritter is shaped into a 'cake', usually like a cube.

Besides these 5 common types of Dessert Fritter, hawkers will try to differentiate themselves with other types of Dessert Fritter. These include chinese fried dough fritters (You Tiao / You Char Kway), durian, jackfruit and more.

Dessert Fritter are typically eaten after meals, or as a light snack throughout the day.


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Despite the simplicity of preparing these Dessert Fritter, they aren't as commonly sold as other types of desserts.

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Dessert Fritter in Singapore.


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Lim Kee (Orchard) Banana Fritters
@ Maxwell Food Centre 1 Kadayanallur Street #01-61
Opening Hours: 11am - 8pm Daily






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Geylang Lor 20 Banana Fritter
@ 51 Old Airport Road #01-57
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 9pm Daily






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Dough Culture
@ Bugis Junction 200 Victoria Street #B1-K7
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 9.30pm Daily

@ Northpoint 930 Yishun Avenue 2 #B1-18
Opening Hours: 9.30am - 10pm Daily

@ NEX 23 Serangoon Central #B2-09
Opening Hours: 9.30am - 10pm Daily

@ Causeway Point 1 Woodsland Square #01-K08
Opening Hours: 6.30am - 10pm Daily

@ City Square Mall 180 Kitchener Road #B2-K7
Opening Hours: 9.30am - 9.30pm Daily

@ Changi City Point 5 Changi Business Park Central 1 #B1-K3
Opening Hours: 9am - 9pm Daily






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Honourable Mention

Mei Xiang Goreng Pisang
@ 2 Changi Village Road #01-15
Opening Hours: 9am - 8pm Closed Alt Mon






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