Ghim Moh Carrot Cake. Chai Tow Kway 菜头粿 |Johor Kaki Travels For Food
The queue at Ghim Moh Carrot Cake stall starts shortly afterward 6am as well as lasts till equally early on equally 12 noon , when all the day's carrot cakes are sold out. Ghim Moh Carrot Cake's kway 粿 are freshly made at the stall , as well as thence 1 time the day's batch is sold out , it's shutters down.
Mdm Sim as well as her hubby convey been making as well as selling fried carrot cake or chai tow kway 菜头粿 for over 20+ years - nineteen years inward this hawker centre.
Ghim Moh Carrot Cake is 1 of the concluding handful of stalls inward Singapore that even as well as thence brand their ain chai tow kway from scratch. Nearly all chai tow kway stalls inward Singapore right away serve generic "carrot cake" made inward factories.
Ghim Moh's carrot cake is made yesteryear blending rice flour alongside shredded white radish 菜头 (daikon) as well as a fleck of blood-red carrot which are cooked yesteryear steaming. The large blocks of cooked carrot cake are cutting into modest cubes similar modest white dice. (In the one-time days , non actually that long agone , people consume chai tow kway alongside toothpicks 😄)
Ghim Moh Carrot Cake stall serves both the "white" as well as "black" versions of chai tow kueh.
The white version of chai tow kway is cooked yesteryear laying the cubes of carrot cake on an oiled apartment atomic set out 26 pan. Beaten egg is poured over the carrot cake as well as used to lucifer the cubes of carrot cake together.
(Black carrot cake is made yesteryear stir frying the cubes inward a savoury sweetness blended nighttime sauce.)
Today , I had this SGD3 white chai tow kway. I idea it is a generous serving.
The texture of carrot cake reminded me of ketuput (Malay rice cake) but Chinese carrot cake 菜头粿 is softer due to the radish as well as carrot mixed into the rice flour. Carrot cake is also sweeter alongside subtle layers of sweetness from the rice , radish as well as carrot.
The slightly browned crisp exterior added a contrasting texture to the soft kueh as well as its savoury eggy flavor complemented the sweetness carrot cake. Tiny of bits of chai poh 菜脯 (dried radish) provided petty bursts of savouriness embedded hither as well as at that topographic point inward the carrot cake. Ghim Moh Carrot Cake has merely the correct seize alongside teeth for me.
Ghim Moh Carrot Cake's kway has mild gentle , balanced savoury sweetness flavours which I like. It is also non overly greasy , as well as thence I tin dismiss consume them oft without feeling bored , bloated or guilty.
Restaurant name: Ghim Moh Carrot Cake
Address: 01-16 , Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre. twenty Ghim Moh Rd , Singapore 270020
GPS: 1°18'40.4"N 103°47'19.6"E | 1.311225 , 103.788773
Hours: 6:00am to 2:00pm (Monday off)
Date: fourteen December 2017
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