When it comes to having dessert in sunny Singapore there's nothing better to cool down with than a bowl of ice-cold halal Cheng Tng
. ? Unlike other thick and creamy Chinese desserts like sesame paste, Cheng Tng's name literally means 'light soup' and has a much more refreshing taste. Many food court dessert stalls sell their own kinds of Cheng Tng, but if you're looking for a really
traditional treat you should try out the Muslim-owned Ayman Alam Desserts
at Serangoon Garden's Chomp Chomp Food Centre
Run by Chinese Muslim revert Mr Fong, Ayman Alam Desserts uses a stunning 11 ingredients
in their Cheng Tng! ? Each ingredient refreshes the body in a specific way - like Sterculia Seed which is meant to cool the throat, Peach Resin which is chock full of collagen, and Gingko to help boost your memory. The 'soup' itself isn't overly thick or sweet so you can really taste each individual ingredient on its own. The crunchy Winter Melon slices and barley grains were my favourite! ?
Best of all, these generously loaded bowls are $5 or less ! ? You can get a hot or cold version, and prices range from
$4-$5. The $5 Large bowl is worth it if you're really dying from the heat or sharing it with a friend - it's bigger than your hand, and will leave you feeling refreshed by the time you get to the bottom of the bowl. ?
P.S. The stall accepts only cash or PayNow. You can also pay for delivery via cash, PayNow, or PayLah.
You can also order in bulk for special occasions or family gatherings! ? If you order delivery the prices range from $3-$7.50 with delivery fee included so it's more than worth your money. Just what you need for your next potluck get-together. Chomp Chomp doesn't have many halal options in the first place, so it's amazing that Ayman Alam is there serving up a traditional version of this Chinese dessert.
The next time you find yourself in Serangoon, it's time to treat yourself to some well-deserved Cheng Tng! ?
Wed-Sun; 5PM-11PM (Closed Mon-Tues)
Serangoon Gardens Chomp Chomp Food Centre Stall #13, 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269 (Next to the washrooms at the back of the food centre)
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