Pek Kio Food Centre at Blk 41A Owen Road does not have a turtle soup stall but it is one of my favorite food centres.
(Pek Kio means "white bridge" in Hokkien. Probably in the olden days, there used to be a bridge painted in white in this area. Since in the vicinity, there is a Cambridge Road, Pek Kio's English name could very well be Cambridge. Therefore it follows that if you studied in Cambridge University like our MM did, you would have graduated from Pek Kio University. Hahaha... oops, sorry I digressed.)
I had breakfast there this morning. Food sold in this food centre is cheap and yummy. Take for example this carrot cake stall:
I don't know what secret "good spice" the cook puts in his carrot cake but it certainly got the people queueing for his food:
With oil prices hitting US$100 or more per barrel, one wonders how on earth he could keep his prices this low, especially when he uses so much oil:
With prices so low and carrot cake so tasty, who needs to make his/her own carrot cake?
But you better hurry. A few years ago, the old owner made an attempt to retire. There was a young man (his son?) whom he taught the skills and secrets to frying carrot cake. The young man took over the stall for a while but business obviously suffered (because there was no queue). Next I knew, the old man was back at the stove.
If eating carrot cake is fattening, frying it is obviously not:
It sure looks like fatty pork, doesn't it? But I assure you that it is not half as oily and only half as unhealthy.
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