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So happy to chance upon cheap and good dim sum at Cheng San Market & Food Centre! They don’t offer as many items as proper dim sum restaurants, but there’s still a relatively good variety of fried and steamed dim sum. Their carrot cake and chicken glutinous rice were particularly good. Prices are also very reasonable. Pay then a visit at Nian Nian Fa Dian Xin Mei Shi (年年发点心美食) #01-121

This char kuey tiao is normally not bad - there’s a super generous portion of lap cheong (Chinese sausages) and hum (cockles), which gives sprinkles of umami in each bite, and also quite a few fishcakes. It’s also less oily than typical CKTs, which some people may hate, but I quite like it haha. Sadly, it was a bit too wet and overcooked this time though.

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Carrot cake sticks aren’t very easy to find nowadays, so quite glad that we found them at Cheng San market! It’s really crispy on the outside, although I wished the inside could be softer. Tastes great though, better than fries imo. If you wanna try it out, go in the morning and just look at the longest queue for fried stuff like ham chi peng and youtiao. The queue was absurdly long when we were there, which means my dad (of course) had to get it lol.

Really liked this 白斩鸡 (white sliced chicken) from one of the stalls further from the carpark. (It has a long queue so you’ll know when you see it.) They give an obscene amount of chicken and the meat is perfect tender and a bit chilled, which makes the chicken ultra springy tasting. The sauce that’s slightly sweet also goes perfectly with the chicken and rice. Probably one of the best and most generously portioned white chickens ever.


Really love the ba chor mee ($3) from the stall 潮州鱼圆肉脞面, which faces the car park. Their BCM comes with a lot of ingredients despite the cheap price and their mee kia (noodles) are perfectly springy and QQ! The mushrooms are pretty strong tasting compared to normal, which was welcome. This was a really surprising food discovery! Loved their noodles a lot. P.s. they also offer meesua if you’d prefer that instead.


Mun Fu at the back row of the market sell pretty decent chicken rice at affordable price.

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