This Hum Jin Pang stall located in Maxwell Food Centre is different from the typical Hum Chim Peng / Hum Jin Peng stalls. This stall requires customers to fry the Hum Chim Peng by themselves. Yes! You saw this right. (When one of my friend told me about this, I was wondering if she was joking.) This is a fry-it-yourself Hum Chim Peng Stall.
6 Hum Chim Peng for $1! What a bargain! I visited this stall at 4pm on a Saturday. There was a short queue. I was surprised to find out that there was only 1 person mending this stall!
Firstly, you queue and wait for your turn. If this is your first time, take the chance to observe what the person in front is doing.
Once it is your turn, the lady will ask you to choose from the 2 types of Hum Chim Peng available; Five Spice Salt and Sweet Red Bean Paste (differentiated by sesame seeds). Since it was our first time, we went for a mixture of both.
Grab the giant chopstick and start cooking your own Hum Chim Peng. You will be required to turn it over the other side (to cook the other side). Everything happens so fast, that you might be cooking for the person in front of you or behind you as it is hard to know which is yours.
|Hum Chim Peng (6 pieces $1.00)|
The pipping hot Hum Chim Peng was crispy on the outside and fluffy in the inside! It was very soft and fragrant. The one with sesame has Sweet Red Bean Paste in it. The others that did not have the sesame contained Five Spice Salt. We prefer the Five Spice Salt Hum Jin Pang! We should have bought more as it was superb and not as filling as we thought. So simple yet so delicious!
Very affordable and yummy Hum Chim Peng! In addition, it was an interesting experience. I will be back for more!
*pictures combined from 2 visits (Hence you may noticed that the lady was wearing different clothes). Visited a 2nd time to buy $3 worth of Hum Chim Peng Yummy!*
1 Kadayayanallur Street#01-28 Maxwell Food Centre
Opening Hours: Daily 1pm to 8pm
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