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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.
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.

鸿福堂 @ Hong Kong (CNY Edition)


Usually I don’t write twice about a place but because of the upcoming Chinese New Year, and since I’m gonna miss it in my home country Singapore, I’ve decided to write about traditional new year cakes eaten in HK and some can be found in Singapore as well.

I was served a big slice each of each cake for me to try at the shop at Lok Ma Chau MTR Station and I dug in! 🙂

Carrot Cake or Lor Pak Kou... This carrot cake typically in HK is always filled with loads of white radish, dried shrimps, chinese sausage and dried scallops. This was served steamed but if served pan fried with XO sauce, it would be nicer. 🙂
Yam Cake or Wu Tao Kou. The ones in HK has a lot of yam and the same ingredients as those of the carrot cake. This one is yammy yummy.
New Year Cake Or Nin Kou. The difference between HK and SG ones are that HK ones have some coconut flavouring inside. It gives it a nicer aroma definitely. Not very sweet this one and is nice, soft and chewy.
Water Chestnut Cake or Ma Tai Gou. Nice soft and refreshing. I didn't really like it cos I still prefer it cold. This was served hot.
Mango Pomelo Dessert Cake or Yong Chi Kam Lou Kou. A famous dessert made into a pudding cake. I still prefer their drink version instead of this although this cost more than the 4 items above.
Takeaway pack which was made in a hard container which you can recycle for keeping food. Not a bad idea after all.

Rating: 4.5/5. Service is tops!

Taste: Overall pretty good! Love the use of ingredients and loads of it. Of course the prices comes with it as well. 😉

Portion: Average.

Price: They sell in  slabs. HKD$65 for all except the Mango Dessert which cost HKD$85 or soemthing like that. Other than the bpx……..xzXC

RTE: Only good for CNY period so I bought 3 slabs of yam and carrot ones for personal consumption. 🙂

Location: Lok Ma Chau MTR station, Hong Kong.