Fried Carrot Cake

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Fried Carrot Cake

Published May 24, 2015 by piggie

ClementiCentral_01-45_DSC01114rI have no intention to confuse, but this particular stall I visited in Clementi Central, or rather Clementi Avenue 3 to be precise, they bear no name, merely “炒菜頭粿 Fried Carrot Cake”. If I remember correctly, there are two stalls selling fried carrot cake there, but if you head for unit number #01-45, you can get no wrong.

It was a recommendation from a friend, and I probably won’t have the chance to try it had I managed to catch an earlier movie at a nearby cinema. And I would probably shun the queue if I came alone. Eventually, I left the hawker center as a very satisfied customer.

While there is no qualm about the quality, what makes their carrot cake special (I’m talking about the dark carrot cake here) is that, the carrot cakes are shredded to fine portion before frying with sweet dark sauce and very generous proportion of egg. This makes every single bite exceptionally rich and sweet! I’m struggling for better words to describe them, but let’s just say they are the best in dark carrot cakes I had ever tried! Although at $3, it may sounds a little pricey (I learned that it was $2.50 a few months back, and what a big jump!), but seems like Clementi Avenue 3 food centre just had an overall significant price hike not too long ago.

Those who keen to try, be there early, preferably before lunch hour, and be prepared to queue.

炒菜頭粿 Fried Carrot Cake
Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre
Block 448 Clementi Avenue 3 #01-45
Singapore 120448

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Dark Carrot Cake

Published June 10, 2012 by piggie

I’m a big fan of carrot cakes, especially the dark version. In Singapore, most vendors will probably concentrate on either dark or white version, though a handful of them do serves both, but usually excel in only one. The only nice white carrot cake I know is in Toa Payoh Lorong 1, right here, I’ll be elaborating the dark version.

Quite simply, both versions of carrot cakes are distinguish by their colours to differentiate their taste. The dark one are fried with dark soy sauce and always leave a sweet aftertaste, while the opposite number tastes salty in the absence of the dark soy sauce.

I have tried many dark carrot cakes all over Singapore, including some so-called much acclaimed stalls frequenced by TV celebrities. But none of them impressed me like this stall does. Situated inside a quiet Bukit Batok coffee shop, this stall largely remains anonymous, at least to outsiders from beyond this neighbourhood. It is manned by a couple, who also serve white carrot cake, pull-trolley noodle, hokkien prawn noodle, and fried kway teow. Of the two, the husband serves better food, a few notch better than his wife.

The amount of oil is just right in providing an appealing outlook, but not too excessive that you can observe obvious trace of it on the plate or wrapper. Spiced up with spring onions and shredded radish (chai-bor), and the egg is adequately fried to give a distinctive taste of the yolk and egg white. With the right amount of dark soy sauce, the end product provides a well-balanced taste. It is obviously a work of prolonged experience, and a good one there! And the best part, prices start from only S$2!

As for their white carrot cake, I’m not sure whether I was over pampered by the excellent Cheng Sua Carrot Cakes in Toa Payoh Lorong 1, or was it my personal preference for the dark one, I found his white carrot cake still has room for improvement. While I had only tried fried kway teow from his wife, simply no good. But for his dark carrot cake at least, it’s worth trying!

Location:

Chop Khoon Hong Coffee Shop

Block 265 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4

Singapore 650265

Morning to around 2pm (closed on Monday)