Run by a couple, Tian Yi used to sell economical bee hoon, chwee kueh and chee cheong fan over a decade ago. However, the lady boss sustained a hand injury from excessive frying. As a result, they decided to focus on serving traditional desserts, which is not as taxing for her hand. Hawker Uncle Alan’s wife came from Ipoh, where her family manages a few hawker stalls. Therefore, they are able to innovate and create their own recipes for traditional desserts.
Although there are other stalls islandwide to satisfy your dessert cravings, Tian Yi’s desserts are very special! You’ll be surprised to find out that their Signature Green Bean Soup ($ 1.80) consists of 22 ingredients, while their Signature Red Bean Soup ($ 1.80) contains 23 ingredients. Alan and his wife arrives at their stall as early as 5am every morning to prepare the desserts.
They use ingredients such as orange peel, barley, sago, yellow beans and lotus seeds for their green bean soup. For their red bean soup, you can find dried longans and different types of red beans. Each mouthful boasts refreshing flavours that’s light on the palate, while the contrasting textures give these desserts an edge.
Besides their signature items, we also had the Pulut Hitam ($ 1.50) and Tau Suan ($ 1.50) – a new item on their menu. Black glutinous rice is generously topped with coconut milk, which makes this sweet dessert creamy and flavourful. The level of sweetness is just right, and the coconut milk is not too rich such that it gets ‘gelat’ after a few spoonfuls.
Tian Yi’s desserts have managed to amaze us thus far, but the Tau Suan is slightly disappointing. It’s too mushy for our liking, as we prefer the mung beans to be a little firmer.
This stall also offers sweet potato soup, bo bo cha cha, and savoury items like cuttlefish peanut porridge and glutinous rice. For those who are looking for a sweet finish to their meals, Tian Yi Desserts is the place for you.
Address: #01-112, North Bridge Road Food Centre, 861 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198783
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 7am to 7pm. Closed on Sundays.
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