Our quest to find even more awesome grub this Ramadan has brought us to Tampines. The bazaar here is a lot smaller than the booths at Geylang Serai, but it still many food and drinks to offer and tempt.
Some of the booths are the exact same ones at Geylang Serai, so those who live around the area need not travel all the way down to Haig Road to satisfy their cravings. A good thing to note is to visit about half an hour before or after the period of breaking fast as many of these stalls go for breaks.
We scoured the entire Tampines Ramadan Bazaar to find our favourite treats. From Gula Melaka Donut Balls to Taro Jelly Bagged Drinks and Chendol Soft Serve, here are our top picks from Tampines Ramadan Bazaar 2016.
CAKE DONUT BALLS
The Softnade booth offers a variety of different grub but the Cake Donut Balls stood out the most for us. They come in four flavours – Ferrero Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Strawberry with Cheesecake Crumbs and of course, Gula Melaka with Coconut (S$4 per cup).
Naturally, we went for the gula melaka one and we were sure impressed. The donut balls were crunchy on the inside and fluffy on the inside – the sweet gula melaka only made it better.
Softnade also overs a Chendol Soft-Serve (S$3.50). Interesting flavour for ice cream. However, our only small gripe was the fact that the soft-serve melted almost immediately, leaving us with only a short time to actually enjoy it. Nevertheless, it was a good call. It was not overly sweet and the texture was perfect.
XXL COFFEE DRINKS
We only saw huge drinks like that in Bangkok. Well, the ones at the Tampines Bazaar is probably three times more expensive at S$5 a cup. But all’s well when you need some sweet drinks to combat the heat while walking through the bazaar, yes?
You can pick from coffee options such as latte or mocha, and sweeter options such as Strawberry and more.
COLOURFUL BAGGED DRINKS
There were two separate stalls that served colourful bagged drinks but we went for this adorable one instead. They had a variety of colourful flavours but our eyes went straight for this Barney-coloured Taro (yam) drink.
We topped it off with some jelly and a scoop of ice cream for S$6 in total. The price is pretty reasonable for that huge serving. Again, the drink was a bit too sweet for our liking but the ones with a sweet tooth will love it.
BEEF SATAY BURGER
Our eyes went straight for this satay burger. You can pick from different meats such as beef, chicken or even deer meat. We went for the beef (S$6) and the burger failed to impress. Our tip – stick to Ramly Burger.
About the writer:
Cheryl is a staff writer for ladyironchef. She loves a good steak and an even better cuppa. She eats just about anything and everything. In her free time, she regularly starts on sci-fi or fantasy movie marathons.