For fans of tapioca cake, did you know when people in Singapore 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. As you let that information sink in, how about you sink your teeth into some tapioca cake from Heng Heng’s?

Handmade Tapioca Cake For Over 50 Years At Heng Heng

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The owner Mr Ang, has opened his stall at Maxwell Food Centre since 1986 when it was build to replace Maxwell Road Wet Market. His stall was of the near 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 are so divine they are simply to die for. Their tapioca cakes are simply boiled tapioca coated with fresh 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, Heng Heng also has other popular bestsellers such as their Ondeh Ondeh and Kueh Kosui. With these many popular items, Heng Heng Tapioca Cake is a stall you die die must try! Do note they close at 1pm so do head down early to not miss out on them!

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Address: 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184

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

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