Ah Balling


Glutinous rice balls filled with red bean, green bean, yam , peanut or sesame seed paste. Originally a Teochew dessert specialty, but no longer exclusively limited to being sold by the group. Normally served hot with sweet clear syrupy soup or other variations such as soya bean milk, peanut paste or coconut extract. This is really the equivalent of the Chinese tang1 yuan2 (汤圆) dish in mainland China and other places.

Hai Sing Ah-Balling 海星

Chinatown Complex Food Centre (temp)
Both the Chinatown Complex market and food centre have shifted to a temporary site near the Outram MRT (EW16, NE3) train station. It is a tight squeeze and much stuffier now.

Categories: Chinese, Ah Balling, Dessert

Located at #02-90 Chinatown Complex, Blk 335 Smith Street. NOTICE : This food centre is undergoing refurbishing and stalls have been temporarily relocated to a site near Outram MRT since Jul 2006., Singapore 50335
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Famous for their "Ah Balling" or "Ah Baoling" desserts which are glutinous rice balls with fillings of peanut, sesame seed paste or other ingredients such as red bean paste served in a sweet syrupy soup. This is a traditional Teochew dish which is really the equivalent of the Chinese tang yuan (汤圆).
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Mei Heong Yuen Desserts 味香园

Mei Heong Yuen
Mei Heong Yuen traditional desserts is at a corner shophouse of Temple Street
almond paste
Almond paste - a silky-smooth soupy concoction made from almonds. This bowl costs $2.

Categories: Chinese, Cheng Tng, Ah Balling, Dessert

Located at 67 Temple Street., Singapore 58611
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This shop located in one of the shophouses of the bustling food streets of Chinatown serves up the simplest of traditional Chinese soup desserts - almond cream, sesame paste soup and peanut paste - in rich creamy style. They also have a mango sago with pomelo dessert which is a more recent menu addition. Other items to go with your dessert/soup include steamed yam cakes(芋头糕), water chestnut cakes (马蹄糕) and other Chinese pastries. Prices are higher than those at hawker centres. For better value, try 115 糖水 (Tang Shui) at the Chinatown Complex Food Centre where prices of $1 per bowl of the almond, peanut or sesame paste are half those here.
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Zhenjie Desserts

Categories: Chinese, Cheng Tng, Ice Kachang, Ah Balling, Dessert

Located at #02-113 Amoy Street Food Centre (Telok Ayer Street), 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 69111
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Located at Amoy Street Food Centre near the edge of the CBD and Chinatown, this dessert stall is a favourite among office workers. Try the yam paste with gingko nuts. Go between 9am-6pm on weekdays and 9am-3pm on weekends.
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