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Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake (红山景菜头粿)

Some dishes can be rather impactful especially when you do not even foresee yourself to be a huge fan, or very much to the extent of going the extra mile just for it. I am definitely a sucker for sweet treats but it is because of health reasons that I try to abstain myself for as much as possible. One of the most recent encounters that I had would be thinking madly & “chasing” after this amazing dish ever since I had it for the very first time. Just a disclaimer, I don’t usually find myself reacting in this manner especially when I have something for the very first time! It was by chance through an informal gathering with my fellow friends when they ordered it based on some online recommendations.
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Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake is this exemplary stall that will questions your tastebuds if this is by far the best Carrot cake dish that you have ever tasted?


At least for me, this is my latest “addiction” for a local side dish that has surprisingly impacted me as a new fan to be part of the Chai tow kway’s experience!

Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake - Carrot Cake Still Made With Freshly Milled  Rice! - Miss Tam Chiak

Not to be regarded as your any other Carrot cake stalls, Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake is probably the last few in Singapore that still maintains the artisanal way of making its ingredients from scratch. With a family’s history of close to 70 years, the current stall owner is one of the three brothers who painstakingly follows according to tradition in adopting the milling technique to mill the key ingredients of broken rice and adding it with hot water to form a starchy mixture. Subsequently, White radish is being added and then steamed, before it is ready for the actual frying. These days, most hawker stalls would skip directly into sourcing for ready-made carrot cake to bypass the labour-intensive process.


Indeed, there’s a contrastively difference between handmade and ready-made which is evident by the popularity of this stall for serving up one of the best Carrot cakes.
Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake: 60-Year Old Stall Opens till 1:30AM

Just be sure to avoid standing directly in front of the transparent kitchen’s panel that “showcases” the frying process, else you will find yourself being nagged by the stall owner for safety precaution against the frying’s heat.

 

If this is your first time here, I would strongly recommend going for their smallest sizing portion as it is not only value for money but it is more than sufficient for a person’s share in my own opinion.

Typically, I would opt for their Black carrot cake with chili as it is packed with an extra spice & sweetness from the addition of dark soy sauce.


Given that the nature of this dish tends to be leaning towards the greasy side, it might not be that advisable to opt for a larger sizing portion without feeling too greasily sick. However, do not get me wrong with this particular plate of Black carrot cake as it is considered to be less greasy as a whole but the aspect of greasiness does slowly builds up with couple of bites. The remarkably soft spongy texture of the carrot cake does deserves a noteworthy mention, simply by how flavourful the condiments of dark soy sauce and wok fragrance that were infused into it. You can totally taste the aromatic sweetness of the dark soy sauce which is the main essence to this dish. I have also enjoyed the complement of fresh eggs that has constituted to the overall fragrance, resembling to that of a Chinese pancake, amusedly!

 

​All in all, this is a new found dish that I will likely find myself consuming it at least for a very long time.

The heavenly sweetness from the dark soy sauce does really uplifts the entire dish by taking it to the next level.

​I can never forget the extremely soft spongy texture of the handmade carrot cake which I believe that it is also the main reason why the flavours are much more easily able to infuse into it.

​This certainly has to be credited to the large frying’s heat that is responsible for bringing out its full flavour. There is not much of a complaint for me pertaining to this dish except for its natural trait of built-up greasiness that is unavoidable. Hence, the smallest sizing portion is the way to go even when you are just looking at having it as your main meal. For the spice-conscious individuals, the addition of chili is still manageable in terms of its kick, but just be warned that it does binds really well with the frying’s heat, resulting it to likely pack a punch for some. Hahahaha, I guess I will now be looking out for this particular dish when visiting the various food centres!

Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake (红山景菜头粿)
Address: Blk 115 Bukit Merah View #01-37, 151115

Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 07:00 – 21:00
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Tel: +65 96912628

​Average Price:

  • SGD $3.00 / $4.00 / $5.00 – Fried Carrot Cake (Black / White)

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