50’s Carrot Cake


Fried carrot cake, S$2.50.

I’ve actually blogged this place before, way way back in 2004! Yup, I’d just started blogging then. Look at that dinky photo, taken with our very first digicam, a Fuji E500.

It’s hard to believe I’m still blogging, and still eating at this stall almost every Saturday morning when I accompany the mother-in-law to the market.

The current stall-holder is the 3rd generation owner. It’s a business started by his grandfather, who used to fry his carrot cake (or, more accurately, “radish cake”) in Tanjong Pagar. Then, the government banned all roadside hawkers, so his father was relocated to Tanjong Pagar food centre.

Then, his elder sister took over, but when he completed his National Service, the stall was handed over to him, and he’s been solely in charge ever since. Wow! I wonder if any of the 4th generation will take over this historic carrot cake stall?

50’s Carrot Cake
6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza
Tanjong Pagar Food Centre
Singapore 081006

Open: 7am to 2pm
Closed on Mondays