Ex-School ‘Canteen Auntie’ Sells Wonderfully Crispy, Gooey Sweet Potato Balls At $3 For 10 Pieces
The 65-year-old takes four hours to hand-make these yummy orbs at her hawker stall daily. She also offers muah chee.
Tucked inside a coffee shop along Balestier road is a nondescript stall selling nostalgic Chinese snacks: handmade muah chee and fried sweet potato balls (the latter rarely found in hawker stalls and sometimes sold at pasar malams). “I wanted to keep this hawker heritage of making muah chee and sweet potato balls alive,” says Jasmine Poh, 65, the owner of S Fu Ren, simply.
Set up in late 2021, the stall’s name is a nod to her friend’s late mother who used to hawk sweet potato balls in Malaysia. Jasmine’s recipes for both the sweet potato balls and muah chee are from the late hawker. She says she spent half a year fine-tuning the recipes before setting up shop.
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