16 Best Carrot Cakes That You Should Not Miss!
16 Best Carrot Cake Stalls That You Should Not Miss!
Not to be confused with the ang moh kind of dessert, the greasy, pan-fried carrot cake can be eaten at any time of the day. Some prefer their chai tow kway to be wetter and eggier, while others prefer their kueh to be softer. Looking for the best carrot cake in Singapore? Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the sweet black chai tow kway, or the savoury white version, you should definitely try these sixteen chai tow kway.
1. 618 Sim Carrot Cake
Probably the best carrot cake in Yishun (and the north), 618 Sim Carrot Cake serves up a really unique plate of carrot cake ($3). The chye poh here is actually placed on the side of the plate. The preserved radish is crunchy, and not overly salty. Neither pork nor lard is used in the preparation of the dish. On another occasion, we went back again and tried the carrot cake with prawns ($4.50). The prawns were diced into small pieces and fried together with the carrot cake and chives.
618 Sim Carrot Cake
Address: 618 Yishun Ring Rd, Singapore 760618
Opening Hours: 7am to 2pm, closed on Tuesdays.
2. Ang Moh Kio 107 Carrot Cake
The carrot cake here has been rated as one of the “Top 10 Carrot Cake” in Singapore. Both white and black versions are available at either $3 or $4. The carrot cake was moist and soft. The elderly uncle is not stingy with the chye poh (preserved radish), eggs and garlic. There’s a good crunch in every bite of the fragrant carrot cake.
Ang Moh Kio 107 Carrot Cake
Address: Blk 107 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, Singapore 560107
Opening Hours: 6pm to 11pm. Closed on Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays.
3. Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake
The stall has been in business for over 60 years, and the hawker still painstakingly makes carrot cake the traditional way. Bukit Merah View’s Carrot Cake comes in chunks that have a crispy exterior. The black carrot cake ($3) had just the right amount of sweetness, and was nicely charred. I preferred the white carrot cake ($3) as there were more consistent charred bits, making this plate of chai tow kway more fragrant.
Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake
Address: Blk 115 Bukit Merah View, Bukit Merah View Hawker Centre, #01-37, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 7am to 2pm daily.
4. Chey Sua Carrot Cake
Chey Sua only does white carrot cake. They will pan fry one side of the carrot cake till crispy, while leaving the other side only lightly fried. Unlike most carrot cake stalls where the chilli is placed on the side, Chey Sua actually pan fries the chilli together with the crispy surface. Grace and Shirley, who have taken over the family business over 20 years ago, insist on making their own radish cake. Shirley said that factory-made ones may be too soft or too hard sometimes, so by making her own, she can ensure consistency.
Chey Sua Carrot Cake
Address: #02-30, Toa Payoh West Market and Food Court, 127 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun 6am to 1pm, closed on Mon
5. Fried Carrot Cake
This unnamed stall is known for being the go-to stall for Clementi residents who crave a good plate of carrot cake. Run by a husband and wife duo, the stall attracts snaking queues in the morning. The white carrot cake ($3) is on the eggier side and the kueh is firm with a spicy kick in every bite.
Fried Carrot Cake
Address: Blk 448 Clementi Ave 3, Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre, #01-45, Singapore 120448
Opening Hours: 6am to 12pm. Closed every Monday.
6. Fu Ming Cooked Food
Also known as the ‘mickey mouse carrot cake’, the carrot cake from Fu Ming is named as such due to the signboard having cute Mickey Mouse on it! Each bite-sized piece of carrot cake is bigger than usual, which allowed us to taste the soft texture of the cake and the flavour of the radish. I love those big egg pieces and the sweetness of the black sweet sauce. Apparently, they add sweet sauce twice. We noticed that the stall steams their own carrot cake! $3 for this plate of goodness is a real steal.
Fu Ming Cooked Food
Address: Redhill Food Centre, Blk 85 Redhill Lane #01-49, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 3pm-1am, Sun 6am-1am
7. Ghim Moh Carrot Cake
Ghim Moh Carrot Cake still makes their kueh themselves. The $4 plate of Yuan Yang contains both white and black carrot cake. The pan-fried fragrance of the white carrot cake was stronger, and the black carrot cake leaned towards the drier side. Overall, a well-balanced plate of carrot cake.
Ghim Moh Carrot Cake
Address: Blk 20 Ghim Moh Road, Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre, #01-16, Singapore 270020
Opening Hours: 730am to sold out (around 1230pm). Closed on Mondays.
8. Good Spice Carrot Cake
This is arguably one of the cheapest carrot cakes on the list, and possibly in the market too. A plate of carrot cake starts from $2, and the Yuan Yang is only $3. The carrot cake here is very old school. The kueh is extremely soft — almost becoming nua and indistinguishable. The egg in the white carrot cake was cooked like an omelette with a slightly watery texture. The black carrot cake was a lot less salty than the white version, with the perfect level of sweetness. I cannot decide which one I like more!
Good Spice Carrot Cake
Address: Pek Kio Market and Food Centre, 44 Owen Rd, Singapore 210044
Opening Hours: 6am to sold out (around 12-1pm). Closed on Wednesdays.
9. Guan Hin Homemade Carrot Cake
At the stall, you will see huge round aluminium trays filled with homemade carrot cake. Everyday, the old couple makes the kueh in the stall, cuts it up into huge chunks and fries them upon order. Each piece of carrot cake is chunky and stir fried with garlic and preserved radish. I preferred the black version which is mixed with a thick and rich black sweetened sauce. The uncle is generous with the eggs too!
Guan Hin Carrot Cake
Address: Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre #01-45, 69 Geylang Bahru, Singapore 330069
Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm. Closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
10. Guan Kee Carrot Cake
The carrot cake at Guan Kee is wetter, and more savoury. Even the conventionally dry white carrot cake is moist here! The portion of the Yuan Yang($4) is pretty substantial. The kueh here is thick, chunky, and firm. I preferred the black version as it was nicely moist, and not too sweet!
Guan Kee Carrot Cake
Address: 70 Queen Street, #01-59, Singapore 180270 Queen St, Singapore 180270
Opening Hours: 730am to 230pm, 5pm go 9pm. Closed on Monday.
11. He Zhong Carrot Cake
This family-run carrot cake stall has been at Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre since 1973. This stall only does white carrot cake and the carrot cake comes in big and chunky pieces, unlike the usual flat pancake style! These springy chunks of goodness are very flavourful, with a strong garlicky aroma and fragrance of fish sauce. The generous amount of chai poh studded throughout the cake gives a sweetness that complements the savouriness perfectly. Another thing that I like about the carrot cake here is that the stall makes their own kueh, according to their own special recipe, daily. The carrot cake is very affordable, with the smallest portion starting at just $2.50.
He Zhong Carrot Cake
Address: #02-185 Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre, 51 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588215
Opening Hours: Wednesday 6am to 1pm, Thursdays to Tuesdays 6am to 8.30pm
12. Lau Goh Teochew Chye Thow Kway
Lau Goh started from a pushcart, along Merchant Road, in the 60s. If you are like me, who cannot decide to have the white or black version, you can just order this dual carrot cake ($5). They are very generous with eggs. Vegetable oil is used, instead of lard, so the carrot cake is slightly healthier.
Lau Goh Teochew Chye Thow Kway
Address: 70 Zion Road, Stall 26 Zion Riverside Food Centre.
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 12pm – 2pm and 7pm – 11pm; Sun 10am – 3pm and 6pm – 11pm. Closed on Tue
13.Lin Hai Sheng Carrot Cake
The family behind this stall owns a factory dedicated to making the yummy, soft kueh. Only white carrot cake is sold here, with no added vegetable oil, hence the carrot cake is less oily than that of many places. The queue get rather crazy during mealtimes!
Lin Hai Sheng Carrot Cake
Address: Blk 724 AMK Ave 6 AMK Central Mkt & Cooked Food Centre
Opening Hours: 8am to 3pm, 7 to 8pm daily.
14. Song Zhou Carrot Cake
The stall was started by Mdm Qiu’s dad, and she has been helping at the stall since she was young. Now, her husband and her have taken over the stall. They used to only sell white carrot cake, but as more youngsters love the black rendition, they started to fry black carrot cake too. Even though they no longer make their own carrot cake, they add some “secret” ingredients to make the kueh softer after receiving it from their supplier. Song Zhou’s black carrot cake is very, very fragrant and moist. Each piece of kueh is so soft and aromatic. The stall is very generous with the eggs and black sauce. Each plate of carrot cake starts from $2.50.
Song Zhou Carrot Cake
Address: Blk 207 Bedok North Interchange #01-18
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 7am to 8pm, closed on Sundays
15. Tiong Bahru Kampung Carrot Cake
The uncle was a roadside hawker at Tanjong Pagar Railway Centre, before he moved to the current location at Tiong Bahru market. He has been operating for over 30 years! The carrot cake was thick, but soft, and almost mushy. The chai poh taste was quite strong, and especially so in the white version.
Tiong Bahru Kampung Carrot Cake
Address: 30 Seng Poh Rd, Tiong Bahru Market, #02-53, Singapore 168898
Opening Hours: 630am to 2pm daily.
16. Yuan Cheng Carrot Cake
In an attempt to be ‘healthier’, Yuan Cheng uses vegetable oil in their carrot cake. Both the black and white versions at Yuan Cheng are stellar, and you will find long queues at the stall on weekend mornings. The white carrot cake is blander, as compared to the black version, but its very eggy. I prefer the black rendition as it was more flavourful. There are also hidden charred bits in the black carrot cake! Very shiok! A plate of carrot cake starts from $2.50.
Yuan Cheng Carrot Cake
Address: 79 Telok Blangah Drive, Telok Blangah Drive Food Centre, #01-33, Singapore 100079
Opening Hours: 6am to 2pm daily.
I’m sure you’re craving for a piping hot plate of fragrant carrot cake now. Make sure to let us know your favourite stall! Do you agree with our list of the best carrot cake in Singapore? If not, share with us which stall should be included in this list!
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