Kentang ball - certainly worth a try!

By Dr Leslie Tay
10 August 2011 1:29 PM Updated 10 Aug 2011

Kentang ball - certainly worth a try!

Rating: 4/5

According to Wikipedia, this dish has minced meat, sardines, egg and chopped onions in it and it is fried on a frying pan before being placed into the cavity of a baguette halved lengthwise.  Can you guess what local food this is?

It’s kentang ball - which is a novelty for me. It had mashed potato about the size of a cricket ball filled with minced beef inside. The whole thing was deep fried in a batter and then served in a bowl of spicy chicken soup. Imagine eating mashed potato with minced beef and essentially you have it. Certainly worth a try if you haven't had it before.

Kentang ball

The roti john here, on the other hand, is something to rave about. After a bad experience in the past, I was apprehensive about the dish, as I didn’t wish to waste calories on yucky food again. But thankfully, my faith in the good old roti john was restored after I tried the one served here. The crust was toasted till it was light and crispy and the minced mutton in the omelette was savoury and adequately spiced. It came with a great homemade sweet chilli sauce. The roti john is definitely one of the better ones around.

Roti john

Rating – Food: 4; Value: 3; Service: 3

Hajjah Meriam Family Stall

Blk 14, Haig Road Food Centre; #01-15

Opening hours: 2pm-10pm (Daily)

Also check out two other hawker food recommendations by Dr Leslie Tay!


The ‘hairy’ laksa stall

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