31 Commonwealth Crescent
#02-70 Commonwealth Crescent Market & Food Centre
Singapore 149644

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Saturday:
01:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday:
01:00pm - 10:00pm

Monday:
Closed

Tuesday:
Closed

Wednesday:
01:00pm - 10:00pm

Thursday:
01:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday:
01:00pm - 10:00pm

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Reviews

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All I want now is this bowl of hot traditional Cheng Tng to drive away my Monday blues. The old (and known to be grumpy) granny at the stall insists on cooking the 4 items on her menu using the same recipes for nearly half a century till date.

Especially delighted by the slice of dried persimmon, that adds a hint of sweetness, in addition to the usual suspects of dried longan, white fungus, barley, large sago. And perhaps you might have always wondered what’s that black, seaweed-looking thing floating atop the soup. It’s the Malva Nut, something that I enjoy for its texture.

Served in a traditional porcelain bowl truly brings about a nostalgic taste, as I got reminded of the same bowl used when dining at my late grandfather’s house. Xi Le Ting also offers green bean soup (which seems to be the most popular choice!), red bean soup and sweet wheat porridge.

A great find at Commonwealth Crescent Market, a small bowl of happiness, these traditional Chinese desserts are tended by an old granny, and they don’t cost much! :’) Back to the good old days (like for me, the 90’s rocks) when things are all cheap and good!

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Tong Sui, four types offered here.
From the stall, sweet wheat porridge was chosen.
90 cents each. Already included coconut cream.
Slurp! (Take away $1.20 each)

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I probably would just call it 大麥 because that's the name I grew up knowing. Quite a surprising find at Commonwealth Crescent Market & Food Centre — an increasingly hard-to-find local dessert these days. From Xi Le Ting 喜樂亭, on first look it does seem a tad watered down, though I thought the sweetness was actually just right without being too bland. The wheat pearls come with a nice chewy bite, almost akin to having sago, though I would really wish for some coconut milk for a silkier and aromatic feel and taste. Still, it's pretty much a rare find, and this is one that I find made pretty well especially with its rarity these days. Very affordable at $0.80 for a bowl too!

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I grew up eating this! you get a taste of traditional Chinese desserts here at just $0.80 for each bowl of sweetness (the auntie is really popular for her green bean soup too!) 👍👍👍

Nostalgic Green bean soup with sago.... Yummy. And the price has not really grown with inflation....

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