Fried Oyster Cake – 炸蚝饼

Fried Oyster Cake (炸蚝饼) is also known as UFO due to it’s rounded shape. It’s a snack which is crispy on the outside and yet moist on the inside when done right.

You’ll normally find this in many hawker centres, yet it’s also possible to (YES!) make this at home. Essentially you need to have medium sized prawns and large oysters to mix with the pork and chives. Batter wise, we’re mixing plain flour together with rice flour to get the batter right, and one important thing you will need a wide and preferable not to deep metal ladle for this!

When you’re done cooking, the cake will look golden brown – so drain it on a paper towel and serve. Enjoy!

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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 2 min

  • Skill: Intermediate


  1. 200g minced pork

  2. 1/4 tsp sugar

  3. 1 tsp sesame oil

  4. 1/2 tsp light soy sauce

  5. 1/2 tbsp corn flour

  6. 1/2 tsp vegetable oil

  7. 1 tbsp water

  8. 10 medium prawns

  9. 250g large oysters

  10. 50g of chopped chives

  11. 50g peanuts with skin

  12. 500ml oil for deep frying

  13. Batter

  14. 100g plain flour

  15. 80g self raising flour

  16. 80g rice flour

  17. 1 tsp Pepper

  18. 1 tsp Salt

  19. 1 tsp chicken powder

  20. 1 tsp Baking powder

  21. 1 tbsp Cooking oil

  22. 400ml water


  1. Marinate 200g minced pork with the following

  2. 1/4 tsp sugar, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1/2 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp. corn flour, 1/2 tsp vegetable oil and 1 tbsp. water for 20 mins

  3. Cut prawns into 1cm pieces

  4. In large bowl mix the following: 100 g plain flour, 80 g self raising flour, 80 g rice flour, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp chicken powder, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp. cooking oil, and 400 ml water into smooth batter

  5. Heat up oil in a pot / wok till about 180 degrees C

  6. Heat a flat and coat ladle in the oil for 1 mins

  7. Remove ladle from oil add 2 spoonful of batter to it,

  8. Next add 1 tbsp. of marinated minced pork, 1 large oyster, a few pieces of prawns, and sprinkle a tbsp. of chopped chives

  9. Cover it with batter on top, add a few peanuts and lower the ladle into the hot oil

  10. Let it cook for 1-2 mins and use a spoon to scrape the disc off the ladle

  11. Continue to fry it until its turns golden brown on both side

  12. Remove and drain on paper towel