Carrot cake, or 菜头粿, is one of Singaporeans’ all-time favourite hawker fare. You can eat it anytime in the morning, afternoon or even at night as dinner or supper. This versatile dish comes in two forms: black (with sweet soy sauce) or white (a crispier and healthier option). Here, we’ve shortlisted the best carrot cakes that we’d go to the ends of Singapore for.
Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao 松洲萝卜糕
#01-18, Bedok Interchange Food Centre
207 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 460207
Their carrot cake might not look picture-perfect but it’s one of the best and most flavourful ones around.
Fried Carrot Cake @ Clementi Food Centre炒菜头粿
Clementi Food Centre;
Block 448 Clementi Ave 3 #01-45 Singapore 120448
This stall specialises in the delicious dish. You know it’s worth it when you spot the long queues – the longer the queue, the more delicious (Singaporean logic). Try their Black Carrot Cake!
Carrot Cake @ Chomp Chomp 菜頭粿
20 Kensington Park Road, Chomp Chomp Food Centre
#01-36 Singapore 557269
Their White Carrot Cake is crispy and fragrant, with the special addition of prawns.
Hock Soon Carrot Cake福顺菜头粿
Ghim Moh Temporary Food Centre
Ghim Moh Road Singapore
Located in the heartlands (Ghim Moh), it serves pretty chewy and soft White Carrot Cake with perfectly-fried layers of eggs.
Fu Ming Cooked Food福明熟食
Blk 85 Redhill Lane, Redhill Food Centre
#01-49 Singapore 199583
The slightly-burnt texture of the carrot cake gives it a delicious caramelized flavour and unique texture.
Ghim Moh Carrot Cake
ABC Brickworks Food Centre
6 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-140 Singapore 150006
You know it’s worth the queue when the stall is named as if it is the representative of a neighbourhood. The Black Carrot Cake has a generous amount of dark soy sauce but not too greasy.
Hai Sheng Carrot Cake 海盛菜頭粿
Blk 724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Market and Food Centre
#01-09 Singapore 560724
Hai Sheng specialises in the white version of the carrot cake and uses only hand-made carrot cake, resulting in a chewy texture that tastes heavenly.
Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake
15 Bukit Merah View
#01-279 Singapore 150115
Order their Black Carrot Cake, which has a springy texture and is just mildly spicy.
He Zhong Carrot Cake 合眾菜頭粿
1 Upper Bukit Timah Rd
Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre Singapore 588172
Located in the foodie haven of Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre, the queue for their White Carrot Cake is so long you might be tempted to go somewhere else, but is totally worth it.
Soon Lee Heng Carrot Cake
West Coast Food Centre
726 Clementi West St. 2 #01-180 Singapore
Their Black Carrot Cake is extremely fragrant and comes in very generous portions for its price. Their chilli is also flavoured with shrimps.