Just before our group of foodies went to Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh for dinner, we made a quick stop at a coffeeshop nestled amid the quiet residential area of Bedok South Avenue 3 for dessert first. The humble stall is named No Name Cheng Tng and I find it quite amazing that it can survive the rental and other operating costs by selling only one type of dessert, what else but... cheng tng! Before you dismiss it as just another ordinary frequently eaten Asian dessert, this No Name Cheng Tng is so outstanding that it has already caught the attention of our local makan guru, KF Seetoh, and was invited to participate in the inaugural World Street Food Congress in Singapore last year. No mean feat for a 'no name' stall.
Cheng Tng has always been one of my favorite Chinese desserts but it's hard to find a good one among the countless artificially sweetened syrupy versions which are prevailing in most commercial establishments nowadays. So, I'm very happy that I was introduced to this cheng tng made by an uncle who uphold the wholesome taste by preparing each of the different elements meticulously, before combining it all together to bring us bowls and bowls of refreshing goodness.
The light brown broth is crystal clear, yet extremely flavorful with the natural sweetness of dried longans. Uncle is also a generous man who is not stingy with the ingredients. Besides Dried Longans, each serving was also brimming with Gingko Nuts, White Fungus, Candied Wintermelon, Dried Persimmon, Sago Balls, cubes of Sweet Potatoes and Pangdahai (those brown frilly stuff swimming in the soup). The cold version with tiny ice cubes added are the perfect cooling remedy for our humid weather. And and and, it costs only $1.50 a bowl!!!
For a simple bowl of great-tasting awesomeness, look no further. No Name Cheng Tng is where you should go! Highly recommended!
No Name Cheng Tng
Address: Springleaf Eating House, Blk 69, Bedok South Avenue 3, #01-468, Singapore 460069
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm - 9pm