Father & Son – Delicious Carrot Cake Whipped Up by a Hunk & His Dad
When I think of carrot cake, I think of those that you commonly find in hawker centers – oily, fragrant and most definitely sinful.
But with great taste comes a high calorie intake. The copious amount of oil used, generous serving of cai poh and the cubes of radish cake make for a sinful indulgence. However, what if I told you it’s possible to get a hot, summer-ready body even if you eat fried carrot cake everyday?
Meet Walter Tay, a 30-year-old hawker who has the dream body of every man. He eats fried carrot cake daily, and has proven that it’s possible to indulge and stay fit at the same time. The hunk shared with us that he hits the gym six times a week, and manages his calorie intake well. The strenuous demands of working as a hawker also helps him to keep his body in shape.
The story behind Father & Son is quite a heartwarming one. Prior to his stint as a hawker, Walter was working in a multi-level marketing business, driving a Mercedes Benz and living the high life until the business closed down. Out of job, he decided to start a business with his dad selling fried carrot cake, strengthening the bond between father and son, and also ensuring that the hawker culture doesn’t die out.
We’re glad that he decided to make the career jump three years ago to start Father & Son. We tried both the white and black carrot cake, and we couldn’t decide which tasted better.
The fried carrot cakes came with a generous amount of cai poh and minced garlic. The white version has a fiery chili sauce mix added to it, while the black carrot cake was sweet and savoury, just the way I like my black chai tow kway. You can still taste the sweetness of the dark soy sauce even after you’re done with the dish. At the price of $2.30, both the white and black versions are quite a steal, especially when the portion is this hearty.
Business has been quite good over the past three years and Walter and his family have opened another stall in the Kampung Admiralty estate called Mother & Daughter. The busy bee shuttles back and forth between the two outlets, but stations himself more at Mother & Daughter to help both his mother and sister with the stall’s daily operations.
Father & Son
Address: 259 Bukit Panjang Ring Rd, #01-23, Singapore 671259
Phone: 9125 0435
Opening Hours: Fridays to Wednesdays: 4.30am to 4pm, closed on Thursdays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.