One thing that Singaporeans find hard to resist is a solid plate of fried carrot cake. This classic, local delight can be found at almost any hawker centre in Singapore and is our go-to dish when whenever we crave something greasy and full of egg.
Every hawker cooks their carrot cake differently, and some places sell either black carrot cake, white carrot cake or both. However, no matter how it’s cooked and no matter what it looks like, we still love ourselves a plate of this sinful, fragrant goodness.
We recently discovered Jing Jing, a gem in Yuhua Market & Food Centre that serves up some fantastic carrot cake that we have been craving since we last ate it.
The stall is easy to spot; all you have to do is look out for its bright yellow signboard.
To be honest, we initially wanted to try their 3 in 1 Seafood Omelette (S$6/S$8/S$10), which was their recommended item. But sadly, it was sold out, so we settled for their carrot cake. No regrets though! We believe that it was a blessing in disguise and that it would have been a complete waste to have missed out on this gem.
They have both White and Black Carrot Cake (S$2.50/S$3/S$4/S$5). We ordered the S$2.50 plate of Black Carrot Cake, which surprisingly came with a rather huge portion.
Each chunk of carrot cake was generously and evenly coated in a sweet black sauce. The carrot cake was also perfectly charred and had just the right amount of that mouthwatering wok hei taste to it. The strips of soft egg do well to mop up the sweet sauce and provides a secondary layer of pure savouriness to the dish.
Such a joy to eat, our only regret was not ordering up a bigger portion to share.
Yuhua Market & Hawker Centre
347 Jurong East Avenue 1, #01-226
Daily: 6am – 8.30pm
Nearest Station: Chinese Garden