This Stall At Maxwell Food Centre Has Been Selling Tapioca Cakes For Over 50 Years!

For fans of tapioca cake, did you know when Singaporeans first started eating tapioca? It was during the Japanese occupation from 1942 to 1945 and there was a shortage of rice. With many people starving, they were forced to eat tapioca instead. Soon after, people started finding different ways to cook it which eventually led us to the creation of the tapioca cake. If you’re wondering where to get some, Heng Heng Ondeh-Ondeh & Tapioca Cake is just the spot to head to!


Handmade Tapioca Cake For Over 50 Years At Heng Heng

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The owner Mr Ang, has been operating his stall at Maxwell Food Centre since 1986 when it was built to replace Maxwell Road Wet Market. His stall was of the nearly 70 stalls that operated at the back lanes around China Square. Mr Ang’s mum first founded her stall in the 1960s and it was where he learned his craft.

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Heng Heng’s handmade Tapioca Cakes ($0.70 per pc, or $3.20 for 5 pcs) are simply to die for. They are boiled tapioca coated with freshly grated coconut. Though a simple dish, the tapioca cake is light and has the perfect amount of sweetness without overpowering the natural taste of the tapioca. Additionally, the tapioca cake melts in your mouth and is still moist in the middle.

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Find Them At Maxwell Food Centre!

Besides selling Tapioca Cakes, the stall also offers other popular bestsellers such as their Ondeh Ondeh and Kueh Kosui. With these many popular items, Heng Heng Ondeh-Ondeh & Tapioca Cake is a stall that’s definitely worth checking out. Hurry down today!

Address: 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-31, Singapore 069184

Operating Hours: Daily. except for Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


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