Salted Egg Surprise Recipe
Singapore’s Popular CNY Goodie – On A Budget
While salted egg dishes aren’t new to me, salted egg SNACKS are. Little did I know they exist on this planet, and are so POPULAR at my neighbouring country, Cingapore!
The very first time I learned about them was on the MRT, when I overheard a conversation between a bunch of colleagues who sacrificed lunch time and travel until the very last stop, to queue and lug home this very particular snack. In my first attempt to buy them, they sold out and it was only 2 p.m. Back home empty handed, I went online and found out the price. A packet of chips costs RM48.
Seeing that Chinese New Year is around the corner, I thought “what the heck” and decided to finally fork out 100 bucks to buy home 2 packets for my family to try. Guess what – now you can’t even purchase online unless you get the ‘Prosperous Box’ which costs $258 (RM774)!
So I loathed the #firstworldpain to Alexis Toh, my first Cingaporean friend since I moved here, and we thought, “why not make them ourselves?”. Turns out, it is a piece of cake. And that was how our first Po-Tey-Toh (geddit, geddit?) video came about. Scroll down to watch!
P.S. In the video, we also included steps on how you can turn this hyped-up snack into a CNY goodie using a craft material or two from Daiso. Scroll till the end for the full recipe by Alexis. You may substitute crab sticks with potato chips, arrowhead (ngaku) chips or fish skin.