5. Fried Carrot Cake on Jonker Street
OK, we know the title says “beyond Jonker Street”, but would you forgive us if we left something worthy out?
Let’s first give you a brief on Jonker: There’s countless food to eat as you make your way down the long, crowded street. At the start of the street you’ll find skilled workers shaving coconut husks with extreme dexterity – they first remove just enough husk to expose the white flesh, and the remove the ball of flesh completely from the husk with the juice still intact, like a balloon. You gain access to the juice by piercing a hole in the flesh with a straw. But this is not the point.
Before you open your wallet and start filling your stomach, please remember to save some space for the Fried Carrot Cake. If you’ve only got room for 1 thing, please, forgo everything else and just head straight to this stall! It is very near the National Geographic Cafe (you can find the cafe on Google Maps).
The cake is starchy and firm, hence giving a nice bite to it. They are also in pretty large chunks, making it so much more satisfying. Fried with dark sauce over high heat, the Carrot Cake is sweet (but not too sweet) and smells deliciously “dark-sauced”. Let’s not forget the egg – the egg seals the deal.