夜来香清汤 Ye Lai Xiang Cheng Tng

Cheng tng, S$2.00

Oft touted as one of the best cheng tng in Singapore, Ye Lai Xiang has been selling this much-loved local dessert for more than 5 decades. They use at least 10 different ingredients: dried longan, sweet potato, mung bean, winter melon strips, sago balls, dried persimmon strips, white fungus, gingko nut, barley, pangdahai, and lotus seed.

While the single small cube of sweet potato was nicely candied, some of the other ingredients could do with some fine-tuning, eg. the mung bean and dried longan which needed to be further softened. The broth was sufficiently flavorful without being overly sweet.

The stall

One of the oldest and better cheng tng stalls around, I would certainly endorse Ye Lai Xiang more, if not for the fact that they try to upsell their $3.00 “special” version (comes with bigger portion of ingredients) by downsizing the amount of ingredients for their $1.50 and $2.00 versions.

Ye Lai Xiang Cheng Tng 夜来香清汤
1 Bedok Road
Stall 31, Bedok Food Centre
Singapore 469572

11.30am to 8pm (earlier if sold out)
Closed on Mon & Tue

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Comments

  1. Betty says

    Julia, is this soup serve hot or cold. I perfer it cold for sweet soup. My mother use to make sweet soup for the us as children but I rather have it cold. To me it taste better more refreshing type drinks instead.

    • says

      Hi Betty, this soup is available hot or iced. Yes, most customers prefer it cold too, especially in our hot Singapore weather!