I am sure most of us have had fried carrot cake or better known as “Chai Tow Kuey” before. This is one of those comfort local food that can be easily found in any of the hawker centre.
Chai Tow Kuey is a popular breakfast dish in Singapore, widely enjoyed by young & old.
This savoury carrot cake has no carrot (the orange color carrot that we are used to), the key ingredients of the cake is rice flour and white carrot (some called white carrot).
Chai Tow Kuey is typically served black (fried with sweet dark soya sauce) or white (original) and fried with garlic, eggs and preserved radish known as “chai poh”.
Some stall owners will offer variations to the traditional Chai Tow Kuey with additional ingredients like prawn or squid. For those who like to have the best of both world (white and black carrot cake on the same plate) can order the yuan yang carrot cake to satisfy both cravings at one go.
Not all carrot cake stall owners offer yuan yang option. Even if they do so, it does not come cheap. It (normally) costs at least $5 or more for a plate.
Recently, I chanced upon Hock Soon Carrot Cake at Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre offering cheap and good yuan yang carrot cake at only $2.50 a plate! 😲
You may be pleased to know that you get to enjoy both quantity and quality at the same time at the stated price. I can safely vouch that you will unlikely find another one such stall selling cheap and good yuan yang Chai Tow Kuey.
If you have been looking around for cheap & good yuan yang carrot cake, mai tu liao (wait no more)!
I love mine to go with more chai poh and chilli. What about you? 😉