18 February 2010

Twist Potato: Chips on a Stick, Belmore Park (14 Feb 2010)

Belmore Park, across Eddy Avenue from Central Station


Very cool and twisted idea

After my family Chinese New Year lunch at Golden Century I wandered around the wet grass area of Belmore Park to check out the markets and listen to the free stage performances of Chinese opera. I came across this cool looking food stall which sold Twist Potato advertised as 'Chips on a Stick'. I was too full to try one but if anyone else has had one please let me know if they're worth getting. Looks pretty tasty and such a simple idea. I did a Google search and found Twist Potato which shows the machine they've probably used and the idea seems to have possibly originated in South Korea where it's a popular street snack.

Twist Potato $2.50 (small)

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13 comments:

billy@atablefortwo said...

love potato twist, i found it 2 years ago in JP, had no idea it is originated from Korea though. HappY ChinesE New Year to you!

Kristy Sayer said...

That's a cool idea, I think i'm going to have to find one, and try it for myself :P

Shanks said...

These are cool!! Lobo found the carving implement online for $1.50 and made them last weekend. He baked them instead of fried by same result = tasty!!

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi billy, HCNY to you too. good to hear they're worth trying.

hi kristy, if you find a place that does them please let me know. i want to try them now.

hi shanks, OMG $1.50! that's crazy and so cheap. baking sounds healthier too!

john@heneedsfood said...

Simon, you disappoint me. You should have forced it down! ;)

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi john, i think if i had it my stomach would have forced it back up again being so full already ;-) but will surely try next time i see it.

Jolyn said...

Hi Simon, I saw it at the 'pasar malam' opposite Lot 1 Shopper's Mall at CCK. the 'pasar malam' is still on but not sure if it's ending this weekend. you probably want to pop by and give it a try if u haven't tried any yet. it's selling at $2.50 each with 4 flavors to choose from. Onion, Bulgogi, Chilli and Cheese. :D

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi jolyn, thanks for spotting. where's CCK?

Anonymous said...

CCK aka Choa Chu Kang, West side singapore. Jolin's from Singapore, dude... i guess she thought u stay in Singapore.

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi anonymous, thanks for the clarification. i wish i was in singapore to try but i'm afraid i'm in sydney australia :-)

Ally said...

I found a slicer, not quite the same as the on-the-stick kind (which seem to cost SO MUCH!) but you can stick the end result in the oven and it only costs $1!

https://kitchenaccessories.worldsecuresystems.com/peeler-vegitablepeeler-potatopeeler/spiral-cutter

I've just ordered mine today! Can't wait to make them at home now :) :)

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi ally, thanks for the link. what a bargain at $1. you'll have to let me know how it goes and maybe do a video and photo of it in action :-)

viji said...

Great thoughts you got there, believe I may possibly try just some of it throughout my daily life.

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