If you are thinking of having Tang Yuan in Singapore, 75 Ah Balling Peanut Soup 75花生汤圆 is probably one of the first stalls that come to mind.

Started along Jalan Sultan more than 70 years ago, this humble stall has been serving its glutinous rice balls (ah ballings) with signature peanut soup.

While they used to be handmade, they are now produced by a factory.

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There are a number of locations you can find the stalls, including their flagship at Golden Mile Food Centre (#01-75), Chinatown Complex Food Centre (#02-113), One Punggol Hawker Centre (#02-13), and Bedok 85 Hawker Centre (#01-25).

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The tang yuan come with diverse fillings, from the traditional peanut and black sesame to more inventive flavours like red bean, yam and green tea.

Prices start from $2.20 for a 3-piece bowl.

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I would usually get a mixed bowl ($2.80 for 5 pcs), featuring an assortment of all available flavours.

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While there are various soup options like Ginger, Almond Milk and Longan Red Date, I would recommend the Peanut Soup – a house-made specialty prepared fresh daily.

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The soft peanuts with comforting taste of the soup that is not too sweet, pair splendidly with the bouncy glutinous rice balls which are chewy yet soft.

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With that said, my vote would go to the black sesame and peanut fillings – in which the skin is somehow softer compared to the matcha and red bean.

The yam which is starchy on its own, didn’t have too big a contrast with the skin.

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Therefore, the sesame is probably my favourite, with its nutty and aromatic taste.

Despite the possibility of queues, the wait is often short.

By the way, these balls are especially popular during the Chinese Lantern Festival and Winter Solstice, symbolising reunion and togetherness. Remember to order them early, and there may be a small price hike during those periods.

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75 Ah Balling Peanut Soup
Golden Mile Food Centre #01-75, 505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583
Opening Hours: 11am – 8:30pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 8:30pm (Sat – Sun)

Chinatown Complex Food Centre #02-113, Singapore 050335
One Punggol Hawker Centre #02-13, One Punggol Drive, Singapore 828629
Bedok 85 Hawker Centre #01-25, 85 Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085

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