Penang Char Kway Teow – Bedok, Singapore


This is truly a hidden gem tucked in between so many stalls with so many pictures of food hanging all over the place. Was here for lunch after doctor’s for Diana and I noticed this old uncle do not have that many orders like the other stalls in this coffeeshop. I told Diana that I had a feeling that the food might be good. So I approached the stall.

Mr Leong, the old uncle who retired being a crane operator is 77 years old this year and have been operating this stall for over a year. This is a very scary sight because at this age, he should be happily retired and living his life. There could be a lot of factors to consider but I’m leaning towards happy and positive thoughts… maybe his passion for cooking supersedes everything. So ya, here he is answering my questions and the first thing I asked him was,”Uncle, if I had to eat one thing, what would you recommend. He pointed the Penang Char Kway Teow. I told him ok let’s do it. $3 one plate. Reviews below:

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Stall
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The aroma already passed my test!
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Soft and nice
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For $3 there’s a lot of ingredients
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Burp! #worldcleanplate
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Uncle Leong

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: No doubt about it, very close to authenticity. Not overly salty, flavour just right. Wok hei controlled well without the burnt taste. Even Diana said it was good!

Portion: Good size for $3!

Service: Self-service

Ambience: Coffeeshop

Price: $3.

RTE: Definitely! I got a feeling the Char Beehoon is also good!

Location: Block 418 Bedok North Avenue 2, Epic Haus Coffeeshop.

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Kim Lee Carrot Cake 金利菜头粿 – Sims Place, Singapore


Sims Place Market & Food Centre is my regular haunt when I was back in Singapore and this carrot cake stall is the one I frequent quite a bit. I’ve tried all the fried carrot cake stalls there and this one has the traditional taste (古早) that I remember from young. This stall is very specialize, only one product in 2 different flavors, unlike those you see elsewhere with fried carrot cake, fried hokkien mee, fried kway teow and fried oyster omelette all in one. The steamed carrot cake is self-made (they have a steamer within the stall, hence the tenderness maintained and so is the price, which is why they still can sell at prices of $2 and $3. Try it for yourself, and you’ll be surprise by what you’ll be tasting. 🙂

Stall front... managed by an old couple.
Stall front… managed by an old couple.
$2 only, portion is like some other stalls' $3. Between the black and white ones, I like the former 'cos of the nice 'burnt' sweet sauce taste.
Presentation aside, at $2 only, portion is like some other stalls’ $3. Between the black and white ones, I like the former ‘cos of the nice ‘burnt’ sweet sauce taste.

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: 5/5. Traditional carrot cake as I can recall.

Portion: 5/5. Super value for money.

Service: 5/5. Aunty serves wherever you’re seated.

Ambience: N.A. Food centre lah.

Price: $2 or $3.

RTE: All the time!

Location: Block 49 Sims Place Market & Food Centre #01-30 (Middle of whole food centre). Operating Hours: Sells from early morning till past noon, while carrot cakes last.

Fried Carrot Cake @ 49 Sims Place


Back to my favourite eating place at Sims Place Hawker… tried out this carrot cake stall before and went back to feature them.

The humble little stall at the corner in the middle rows... middle age couple running the place. Lady is preparing the plain carrot cakes by cutting them into smaller pieces by pushing into a mould cutter which the man is doing all the frying.
Mum loves the white version which is original Teochew style. Loads of egg is added into the frying.
This is the Singaporean black version. I like the black version cos it has sweet sauce added into it and after frying it has a very nice burn taste... and this stall does it very well.

Rating: 5/5

Taste: Very nice. The carrot cake is homemade. That makes the carrot cake a lot nicer and different from the rest of the stalls.

Portion: Above average.

Price: $2.00 a plate only…

RTE: Yes!!!

Location: 49 Sims Place #01-30 (middle row furthest from the carpark & toilets)

Fried Carrot Cake (Blk 1015 Geylang East Ave 3)


Had a lunch appointment with Joy today and wanted to bring her try one pretty good Wan Tan Noodles stall located at the above mentioned address’s coffeeshop. The stalls in this coffeeshop only sell in the morning and afternoon…. night time is only the Tse Char stall… and they are closed on weekends.

When we arrived, the silly noodles stall was closed! Much to our dismay, we had fish soup instead. The fish soup had the quantity but not quality, hence it did not make it here. I tried the fried carrot cake before, hence I ordered it on the side and let Joy try if it’s really good. After trying, she said it’s really good and with loads of egg and sping onion on top. Then she went on to tell me what her mother use to tell her about eating more spring onions to become clever… haha…

Fried Carrot Cake
Fried Carrot Cake
Loads of egg covering the carrot cake
Loads of egg covering the carrot cake

Rating : 4.5/5 (Would be a 5 if the carrot cake is a little more tender)

Taste: Very good. Has got the traditional taste of Fried Carrot Cake. Not very salty and oily.

Portion: For it’s price, it’s very big portion!

Price: $2.00 only bigger plate is at $3.00

RTE: Many times already… *BURP*!

Location: 1015 Geylang East Avenue 3 Coffeeshop… u can search the location online. SD maps are better.