Carrot Cake - Old Seng ChoongCarrot Cake from Old Seng Choong, a new online bakery concept by Chef Daniel Tay (who is also behind Cat & The Fiddle, the online cheesecake concept) that offers traditional treats such as pineapple tarts and Hong Kong-style red date cake. The irresistible smell of the carrot and yam cakes being fried have enough allure to revive ravenous zombie Ah Mas and Ah Gongs from the grave.

There is a recent Straits Times article about the story behind Old Seng Choong that is both moving and inspirational – do check it out if you can.

Click here for Old Seng Choong’s website.


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