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Get Nostalgic Handmade Sugar Doughnuts And Banana Cake At This Geylang Coffeeshop

2nd November 2022

Keng Wah Sung in Geylang has nostalgic sugar doughnuts

Keng Wah Sung is a coffeeshop in Geylang renowned for their traditional kopi sets. They’re one of the oldest coffee houses in Singapore, having been in operation for over 70 years.

keng wah sung
Image credit: @lise_bbay

Day to day, you can expect patrons flocking to the humble eatery for their kaya toast and kopi fix, but we’ve recently found out that the kopi stall also sells handmade bakes, including nostalgic sugar doughnuts that are a rare find these days.

old school doughnuts keng wah sung
Image credit: Kiung Jai Ho Clan Assocation – Singapore 新加坡海南何氏公会

The sugar doughnuts are made entirely from scratch by an elderly Hainanese hawker. It stars a slow-fermented dough that results in a fluffier texture once fried.

handmade doughnuts keng wah sung
Image credit: Kiung Jai Ho Clan Assocation – Singapore 新加坡海南何氏公会

After frying, the doughnuts are dusted in sugar, which becomes a sticky glaze thanks to the heat. Whether you buy a doughnut round or stick, prices remain $1.40.

Pro-tip: head down after 11:30am to get your hands on these doughnuts, as that’s when they’re freshly fried. Also sold at the stall are puff pastries, and sweet buns with filling, as well as slices of ultra-moist banana cake, made without any artificial flavouring. 

keng wah sung group

While you’re there, grab a cup of their Kopi (from $1.30) if you’re a fan of sweet, strong brews. Do not miss out on their Kaya Toast, priced at $0.90 apiece, or $3.80 with a breakfast set. The toast stars thinly sliced bread grilled just so, a generous slathering of fragrant kaya, and pats of cold butter that melt once you dig in.

wanton mee keng wah sung
Image credit: @thegrubsnob

Also available at the coffeeshop is a popular economic bee hoon stall ideal for heartier breakfasts, and famous wonton mee stall. The latter is beloved for its signature black sauce and traditional taste, with a fiery chiilli sauce that gives just that extra kick. 

Those dining in the area and looking for more bites can check out our Geylang food guide. Otherwise, read our guide to the best traditional bakeries in Singapore for more old-school treats.

Address: 783 Geylang Road, Singapore 389672

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 5:30am to 11pm
Keng Wah Sung is not a halal-certified eatery.

Featured image adapted from Kiung Jai Ho Clan Assocation – Singapore 新加坡海南何氏公会

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