Ah Lo Cooked Food @ Chinatown – Their Yam & Radish Cakes Are Gone in 2 Hours! [CLOSED]
I am a lucky girl. When I was born, my version of yam cake already comes with mushrooms, sausages, dried shrimps and fried shallots. But during my grandfather’s time, they don’t have the luxury of these ingredients. Eating yam, pumpkin and radish is already a bonus then. When steamed, it tasted so simple yet so good.
Ah Lo Cooked Food withstand the test of time and continue to serve old school yam cake and radish cake. This stall is nothing new. Their yam and radish cakes are neither photogenic. But everyday before the stall opens, you can already see the queue forming in front of the stall. The old couple makes limited trays of these cakes and they are usually sold out within 2 hours.
So how special are their yam and radish cake? The texture is exceptionally soft and smooth because they still mash their own yam paste and shred the radish. A lot of work, aren’t they? But they make the most tasty snack. They have all the textures you would seek in a bite. I love the yam cake more because it’s moreishly moist with dried shrimps within and sesame seeds on top. It’s good on it’s own but you can go for their sambal for that extra kick. They sell porridge too.
Having this reminded me of my early days in the kitchen. Yam cake was one of the first dish I did in my kitchen. Peeling the yam, cutting it into cubes, steaming it and eventually mashing it was such a tedious process. Not to mention I have to shred all the ingredients. I gave up after the first yam cake was done. But now, I am tempted to make it again.
This is my must-go stall if I am in Chinatown for dinner. But they do not have a fixed closing day, so you got to try your luck!
Ah Lo Cooked Food
Address: Chinatown Complex Food Centre #02-003, Blk 335 Smith Street Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: 5pm till sold out (no fixed closing day)
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