Carrot cake is a local hawker dish that is well-loved by many Singaporeans. The dish made up of cubes of radish cakes that are stir-fried with eggs, preserved radish, as well as other seasonings. It is then topped with some spring onions. Carrot cake comes in two versions: white and black. And depending on the stall you visit, the dish can be crispy, soft, eggy, greasy, rich, light, sweet, or savoury. We all have a favourite carrot cake stall that we are convinced sells the best carrot cake in Singapore. However, perhaps it is time to give other stalls a try! Check out this list of 10 Best Carrot Cakes in Singapore.
1. Ghim Moh Carrot Cake
- Homemade carrot cake
- Nice wok-hei taste
- Generous portion size
When you walk past this stall, you simply cannot ignore the wonderful aroma that comes from this stall. Ghim Moh Carrot Cake is run by a couple as well as their young son. Often seen with a long queue, the stall offers black as well as white carrot cake. Even though the queue is long, they are rather efficient and have a system that is quick and fuss-free.
The serving size that is offered by this stall is extremely generous, and you definitely will get your money’s worth. The carrot cake by this stall also has a nice wok-hei taste that many other carrot cake stalls lack.
If you are going to queue for this stall, be sure to get both the black and white versions so that you do not have to queue again!
|Address||Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre #01-16, Block 20 Ghim Moh Road, Singapore 270020|
|Business Hours||Tuesday – Sunday: 6.30 AM – 1 PM|
- Not dry
- Pieces of garlic fried with the dish
- Able to add prawns or squids
For those of you who dislike dry carrot cake, this dish by Song Zhou Luo Buo Gao that is on the wetter side may be the one for you. When you walk near the stall, you can immediately smell a strong aroma.
The carrot cake sports pieces of garlic and chai-poh that are perfectly stir-fried with the pieces of carrot cake. This is followed by the addition of sweet black sauce, fish sauce and egg batter. You can even add prawns or squids to this dish. This dish normally costs $3.50 for a plate, a $4 if you want extra eggs and $5 for the prawn and squids. The texture that the seafood adds to the plate is unique, and the stall offers very generous portions.
|Address||#01-37 Bedok Interchange Food Centre, 207 New Upper Changi Road, 460207|
|Business Hours||6.30 AM – 8 PM (Daily except for Sundays)|
- Traditional carrot cake
- Yuan yang available
This stall at Chomp Chomp Food Centre sells traditional carrot cake and fried oyster omelette. The fragrance of the carrot cake is can be witnessed once you enter the hawker centre. The dish is well-balanced with a perfect amount of oil, which makes it extremely palatable. In addition, the moistness of the cake makes the dish even more irresistible.
To further enhance the flavour of the dish, chilli is added. If you pay $5 you can get a yuan-yang plate of half and half, where you can get to enjoy the best of both worlds.
|Address||#01-24 Chomp Chomp Food Centre, 20 Kensington Park Road, 557269|
|Business Hours||Monday – Thursday: 4 PM – 12 AM4.00pm – 12am |
Friday – Sunday: 4 PM – 1 AM
- Very affordable
- Thin, flat, crispy exterior
- Soft interior
Chey Sua Carrot Cake is a carrot cake stall in Toa Payoh West that offers only white carrot cake. Unlike many other carrot cake stalls that separate their chilli at the side, Chey Sua Carrot Cake fries their chilli into the dish so that every mouthful is a flavour bomb.
The affordable dish also sports homemade radish cake. The stall owners refuse to use factory-made supplies so as to control the quality and consistency of their dish. Their meticulous efforts result in a carrot cake dish that has a thin, flat, and crispy exterior. At the same time, the interior of the carrot cake is soft and fluffy. If you are a fan of white carrot cake that is flavourful and texturally good, Chey Sua Carrot Cake is the one to check out!
|Address||Blk 127 Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre Lor 1 #02-30 Singapore 310127|
|Business Hours||Tuesday – Sunday: 6 AM – 1 PM|
5. Fried Carrot Cake
- Old school flavours
- Both black and white versions
- Generous portions of egg
Despite its generic name, this stall at Clementi is very popular, especially among those living there! Fried Carrot Cake often sports the longest queue at the food centre that is is located at. Many of its regular customers tout it the best carrot cake stall in Singapore. They love it for its traditional and old-school taste.
Fried Carrot Cake offers both black and white versions of carrot cake, and both versions sport generous amounts of egg. Each plate is cooked fresh upon order, so be prepared for a bit of a wait. When it is eventually you turn, we recommend getting both versions so that you do not have to queue again, because you will definitely be back for more!
|Address||01-45, Blk 448 Clementi Ave 3, Singapore 120448|
|Business Hours||Tuesday – Sunday: 6 AM – 12 PM|
6. Fu Ming Carrot Cake
- Michelin Bib Gourmand 2019
- Since 1960s
- Carrot cake made from scratch
Fu Ming Carrot Cake is known among its loyal customers as the “Mickey Mouse Carrot Cake Stall” because of the Mickey Mouse stickers on the signboard of the stall. Located at Redhill Food Centre, this stall has been serving its dish since the 1960s. It was recently awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2019.
The owners of Fu Ming Carrot cake insist on making their own carrot cake from scratch. This results in a soft and less dry dish as compared to those that buy their cake from factories.
Do note that this stall opens at 5 PM on most days. It is thus a great place to gather for a good supper! If you prefer to eat it in the day, the stall opens in the morning till early afternoon on Sundays. So, be sure to check them out!
|Address||Block 85 Redhill Lane, 01-49 Redhill Food Centre|
|Business Hours||Monday – Saturday: 5 PM – 1 AM|
Sunday: 6 AM – 1 PM
7. Lau Goh Teochew Chye Thow Kway
- Teochew style carrot cake
- White and black versions available
- Yin Yang version available
Located at Zion Riverside Food Centre, Lau Goh Teochew Chye Thow Kway. With prices starting from $4, the stall specialises in classic Teochew style carrot cake and sells both black and white carrot cake. If you want to have the best of both worlds, try their yin yang version so you can enjoy both the black and white versions at the same time.
Instead of using lard, this stall uses vegetable oil to fry up its carrot cake. This results in a less greasy and healthier version of the dish. So if you are currently watching your diet but still want to curb your craving for carrot cake, this stall might be your best bet!
|Address||Zion Riverside Food Centre #01-26, 70 Zion Road Singapore 247792|
|Business Hours||Monday, Wednesday – Saturday: 11 AM – 3:30 PM, 6 PM – 11 PM|
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 4 PM
8. Guan Kee Black Carrot Cake
- Generous portion
- Soft and flavourful
Guan Kee Black Carrot Cake is located at Albert Food Centre and opens only for a few days a week. Even though its name includes “Black Carrot Cake” the stall serves up both white and black carrot cake. However, many of its customers seem to prefer their black carrot cake for its soft and smooth texture.
The dish is generously portioned, with plenty of eggs. Many reviews also cite that the chef is able to skillfully control the flame and the wok such that a smoky wok hei flavour is achieved consistently. Check them out if you love the wok hei taste in your fried food!
|Address||270 Queen St, #01-59, Singapore 180270|
|Business Hours||Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 7 AM – 6 PM|
9. He Zhong Carrot Cake
- Chunky, big pieces
- Soft and fluffy
Located at Bukit Timah, He Zhong Carrot Cake serves up one of the best white carrot cakes in Singapore. Specializing in white carrot cakes, the stall offers the dish at very affordable prices, with prices beginning at $2.50.
The carrot cake that is served is also rather unique. Unlike the usual flat or scrambled style, He Zhong Carrot Cake serves their dish in chunky blocks that are almost rectangular and piled on top of the other. The flavourful chunks are sprinkled with generous toppings of garlic and chai poh.
|Address||51 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #02-185, Singapore 588172|
|Business Hours||7 AM – 10 PM, Daily|
10. Heng 興 Carrot Cake
- Since 1971
- Homemade carrot cake
- Michelin Bib Gourmand
Heng Carrot Cake is located at Newton Food Centre and the stall has been serving up hot plates of carrot cake since 1971. It was recently awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand and they are known for selling Carrot Cake in both black and white versions that contain no pork and no lard.
The ingredients used are homemade, resulting in a softer and fresher tasting. Sometimes, you can even feel the strips of radish that are used. Their carrot cakes are generously portioned, and you will not feel that they are stingy with their eggs.
For those who prefer their food to be spicy, be sure to ask for a side of their chilli, because some spice-lovers find that this carrot cake is a tad bland. This stall is really popular, so be prepared for quite a wait. But we promise it will be worth it!
|Address||Newton Food Centre #01-28, 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, Singapore 229495|
|Business Hours||6 AM – 1.30 PM, Daily|
With this comprehensive list of the 10 best carrot cakes in Singapore, you will be able to find one carrot cake that you will enjoy whether you prefer black or white carrot cake! If you are looking for more local delights to indulge in, check out our guide to the best hawkers centres in Singapore!