I’m sure many locals know what this is. In fact, I’m not sure the real name of the dish, we at home usually called it hay pia (in Hokkien), “Hay” means prawn and “Pia” means cake. It’s deep fried flour cake with couple of prawns on it.
However, this whole dish is not only consist of hay pia. There are other things like hot dog, sweet potato, yam, bishop nose, fish plate, fish ball, and many more, all those deep fried food. When we say want to eat hay pia, it won’t be just hay pia but those other stuff that I mentioned will be part of the package.
The popular one was from Rex, we used to buy it from there but now… I don’t know where they move to. We usually buy ours now from Peach Garden Cafe at Pending Height.
I think the tastiness of this dish is the condiment, chili sauce and grounded peanut. These two must be good else it will not taste good as you know those deep fried stuff taste the same everywhere. It’s just a matter of crispy or not.
I won’t say the one at the usual place we buy is good but it is enough to satisfy our craving for it.