Of all the new entrants of the Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore Guide 2019, perhaps the most surprise entry would be Fu Ming Cooked Food 福明熟食.
Located at a quiet corner of Redhill Food Centre, it is not one of those ‘famous’ Chai Tow Kway stalls in the likes of Chey Sua at Toa Payoh, Heng 興 at Newton Food Centre, Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao at Bedok Interchange, or He Zhong Carrot Cake at Bukit Timah Food Centre.
Plus, it is only opened from 5pm onwards till around midnight, catering only to the dinner and supper crowd.
When I went to congratulate the stall owners, auntie smiled sheepishly and remarked, ”The hawker centre still very quiet at night… you look around.”
I usually head over here for supper, and when not worried about counting calories. To look out for the stall, find the “Mickey Mouse” on their signboard.
Fu Ming Cooked Food is quite popular as a supper treat for its Fried Carrot Cakes ($3, $4, $5), available in both white or black versions. The stall also sells Bak Zhang on the side for $1.40 each.
Good to know that this stall still steams their own carrot cake, and thus you would find it softer and more watery, compared to many others who simply get their supply from factories.
The question: black or white?
Usually I would go for the white versions in most stall, but somehow I prefer the black here.
There is this soft texture and flavour along with hint of radishes, some pieces of eggs, dribbled with sweet black sauce which was added twice for extra sweetness.
Compared to the average carrot cake which can be starchy with a lot of flour (especially the factory made ones), you can still taste traces of radish here, and the cubes almost melt in your mouth.
You may find it slightly salty and greasy though. Portions are also slightly smaller.
The White Carrot Cake is less eggy and not as crisp as those elsewhere. Strangely devoid of spring onions.
Then again, this is their style and would get some getting used to. If you like your Carrot Cake soft and wobbly, then this is for you.
Fu Ming Carrot Cake
#01-49 Redhill Food Centre, Blk 85 Redhill Lane, Singapore 150085
Tel: +65 9641 0565
Opening Hours: 10am – 8:30pm (Tues, Thurs – Sat), 10am – 3am (Sun), Closed Mon, Wed