Appam is a Ceylonese breakfast item that I used to have every Sunday as a child. In English it is called Hoppers. My uncle used to go to the market to buy them for us and those were so yummy. It’s best when it’s fresh from the griddle. These are a bit like sour milk pancakes as they are made using fermented rice flour and milk. In Sri Lanka there is a version called Paal Appam (Paal means milk in Tamil) which is actually made with coconut milk added to the doughy centre, but I prefer the plain ones found in Singapore. The middle fluffy and sticky middle is so divine, but some people prefer the crispy edges.
Anyway I was disappointed that this stall in Tekka Market (Little India) didn’t make the appams fresh when you place the order. They gave me ones that were already made and left sitting there so if wasn’t too good. Cold appum is about as good as cold pancakes. You can choose to have this dish with egg stew or orange sugar. I always stick with the orange sugar.
Deen’s Food Stall Appam Specialist
665 Buffalo Road
#01-273 Tekka Centre S210665