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This taiping oyster omelette has a bit of a personal back story. About ten years ago, the then gf of mine and I went on a trip up north, and on the way back to KL we stopped by Taiping for a bit of touristy sightseeing, night safari at the Taiping Zoo (definitely worth it even at 2019), and of course, dinner.

Taman Tasik Food Centre, Taiping
Taman Tasik Food Centre, Taiping

With Taman Tasik Food Centre located a very short distance away from the entrance of Taiping Zoo, it made for a perfect refuel stop for the night.

So that was the last time I had a taste of this version of oyster omelette, until a couple weeks ago when I re-visit, 10 years after the first time.

Needless to stay, I was pretty excited to be able to rekindle with this long lost taste.

prawn omelette or oyster omelette, take your pick
prawn omelette or oyster omelette, take your pick

Oyster omelette in Taiping (or maybe just this particular stall?) is quite different from the version served in Penang or KL. The version on the Pearl of the Orient is usually a little more oily and more runny, while this particular Taiping version has a firmer consistency, almost in 30% prawn fritter, 70% usual oyster omelette.

bitter gourd soup to go with our fried dish
bitter gourd soup to go with our fried dish

If you enjoy a less runny texture, this version should satisfy. While it does not top my favorite oyster omelette in Penang, the different experience it brings definitely makes it a worthy candidate should you look for dinner/supper spot at Taiping.

love its crispy texture, even better if bigger oysters!
love its crispy texture, even better if bigger oysters!

Oh, we also supplement the oh chien with a bowl of bitter gourd soup, supposed to make the whole thing just a tad healthier, no?

map to taman tasik food centre, Taiping

Address:
Taman Tasik Food Centre
22, Jalan Maharajalela,
Taman Tasik Taiping,
34000 Taiping, Perak
GPS: 4.850994, 100.745754

Discuss : KY eats – Taiping Oyster Omelette, Taman Tasik Food Centre

  1. kekeke rosberg

    Refueled and pumped full of iron for that aphrodisiac effect 10 years ago and now again, huh? 😉

  2. It’s quite similar with the Foochew style oh chien I tried at Sitiawan, maybe slightly less crispy.

  3. hadn’t heard of taiping oyster omelette, but i want! my only trip to taiping was also about 10-plus years ago, but i hadn’t known of this stall. i wonder if you’d like malacca oyster omelette, which is what i grew up on and is probably the greasiest of them all 😉

    • Sean: I will maintain that the Penang version is best! That being said I’ll try your Melaka version one of these days 😀

  4. Prawn or oyster omelette…I love them both! I like a less gooey texture, so this crispy version works well for me. I’ve also had the Sitiawan version that Choi Yen mentioned and it was super crispy! 😉

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