The East Coast Lagoon Food Village is a unique seaside hawker centre with many popular food stalls. Our favourite stall for a snack or light meal is Lagoon Famous Carrot Cake, which is also known for its Popiah.
East Coast Lagoon Food Village
First opened in 1978, East Coast Lagoon Food Village is designed to blend in with its environment and to have a resort feel. It has gone through several major facelifts and revamps but the hawker centre with Balinese-style architecture and eating areas arranged in a series of courtyards is still a unique food centre with rustic charm.
At East Coast Lagoon Food Village, you can enjoy good affordable food among frangipani and palm trees with a view of the sea and the lagoon. Its special location by the beach and laid back atmosphere also
Lagoon Famous Carrot Cake
There are many popular food stalls in East Coast Lagoon Food Village – satay, duck rice, bbq chicken, seafood and more. When we want something light, our favourite stall is Lagoon Carrot Cake (人工湖罗卜糕), which has recently changed its signboard to call itself Lagoon Famous Carrot Cake (人工湖驰名罗卜糕). Notwithstanding its name, it is also famous for its award-winning popiah.
Lagoon Famous Carrot Cake (人工湖驰名罗卜糕) sells only carrot cake and popiah. However, there is a choice of white carrot cake or black carrot cake and, for those who want both, the black and white carrot cake.
The price of the Carrot Cake ranges from $4 to $8. The Popiah costs $2.20 per roll ($4.20 for 2 rolls and $6 for 3 rolls).
The carrot cake, or radish cake, has
Lagoon Famous Carrot Cake’s popiah has won the title of “Best of the Best” popiah in City Hawker Food Hunt. The popiah roll comes in a generous size. The filling comprises many ingredients, including pieces of turnips, eggs, fresh bean sprouts and dried shrimp. The popiah is juicy but not too wet. Some crispy bits and the crunchy fresh bean sprouts add to the good combination of textures. We do not think it is the “Best of the Best Popiah” but the Lagoon’s popiah is certainly a very good version.
Be aware that a large amount of garlic is used in both the carrot cake and popiah. So if you are planning a romantic evening in East Coast Park, you may want to give Lagoon Famous Carrot Cake a miss. Otherwise, we think Lagoon Famous Carrot Cake will be a nice pit stop for cyclists, a good place for a snack after a swim or jog or for a light meal with a view anytime of the day.
Lagoon Famous Carrot Cake
Stall 40 East Coast Lagoon Food Village
1220 East Coast Parkway
Weekdays (Closed on Tuesdays), 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Weekends and PH, 08:30 AM – 10:00 PM
The Ordinary Patrons | Real Dining Experience of Ordinary People
an independent Singapore food blog