You know how I've said I don't believe in queuing up for hours to buy food? I still don't. There's this stall at Albert Court Temporary Market that sells carrot cake with a horrendeous queue. I've always pitied the people standing in line and wondered about the carrot cake to warrant such devotion. However, one fine day when there was a conspicuous lack of a queue, curiosity got the better of me. I decided to try the black version of carrot cake to see if it was really that great.
Oh after taking a bite, I can somewhat understand the perpetually long queues. The Black Carrot Cake ($3 for a medium portion) was soft and smooth and wonderfully aromatic, with the wok hei fragrance coming through every savoury bite. This was honestly one of the best versions I've ever tried.
Yuan Ji Zhen Zhong Fried Carrot Cake
Albert Court Temporary Market