One of the best desserts for cooling off on a hot sunny day in Singapore would be with the famous chendol! The bowl of shaved ice dessert is topped with coconut milk and gula melaka, and includes ingredients like red beans, green jelly, and sweet corn. Where are the best chendol in Singapore you ask? Here are some of our favourites!
You know a stall is good when they only have one item on the menu. Old Amoy Chendol is often rated as one of the best chendol in Singapore with its great quality ingredients, and everything is made from scratch daily. The business dates way back to the 1950s, when owner Mr You Ning’s grandfather sold chendol on a pushcart along Amoy Street!
Address: 335 Smith St, Chinatown Complex #02-008, Singapore 050335
Opening hours: 10:30 AM–6 PM daily
The Four Seasons Cendol is recognised for their authentic chendol, even ESM Goh Chok Tong is a fan. Coconut milk and gula melaka is generously doused on shaved ice, and it makes for a dream pair with the red beans, attap seeds and green jelly.
Address: 210 Lor 8 Toa Payoh, #01-07 Toa Payoh Lor 8 Market, Singapore 310210
Opening hours: 9 AM–10 PM daily
Try Indonesian style chendol at Cendol Geylang Serai, made with homemade pandan flavoured jelly, coconut cream, gula melaka and crushed ice. This stall is one of the chendol stalls in Singapore that do not attap seeds, red beans or sweet corn in their bowl of chendol!
Address: 1 Geylang Serai, Geylang Serai Market and Food Centre #02-107, Singapore 402001
Opening hours: 10 AM–8 PM daily
If you’re on a diet or just are not a fan of overly-sweet chendol, then you should visit Makan Melaka and try their chendol, because you can adjust your sweetness level here! You can choose from a variety of toppings to go with their Melaka style chendol, such as corn, red beans, glutinous rice, durian, or a combination of all!
Address: 492 Jurong West Street 41, #01-70, Singapore 640492 | 1 Changi Village Rd, #01-2046, Singapore 500001
Opening hours: 8 AM–8 PM daily
Jin Jin Hot and Cold Dessert holds much nostalgic and sentimental value to the neighbourhood’s residents. They are known for their delicious bowl of Power Chendol, which is served with a rich and thick gula melaka imported from Indonesia and cooked daily by the stall owners.
Address: 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-21 ABC Brickworks Market Food Centre, Singapore 150006
Opening hours: 12–10 PM Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
The first nyonya stall in Singapore to earn a Michelin recommendation, Nyonya Chendol has only one item on the menu, which is – you guessed it – chendol. Take your pick from four different variations: original, red bean, sweet corn, or D24 durian. No matter which you pick, the chendol is doused in gula melaka syrup and ribbons of pandan jelly, and a great way to cool off from Singapore’s heat or end your meal on a sweet note.
Address: Multiple outlets
Malaysia Boleh is known for its authentic Malaysia eats, including a chendol that is fully handmade, prepared Teochew-style and comes with green jelly that is made fresh with pandan leaves. It comes in a relatively large serving size with plump red beans and creamy coconut milk, and the ice is thinly shaved and drizzled with gula melaka.
Address: Multiple outlets
Yat Ka Yan (which means a whole family in Cantonese) Dessert opened at the end of 2019 as a way of bringing the founders’ family together. Located at Fortune Centre, the humble locale feels very much like a blast from the past, complete with a menu of traditional desserts like Walnut Paste, Black Sesame Paste and of course, Chendol. All the ingredients are made from scratch, and you can even get an elevated version topped with homemade Orh Nee too!
Address: 190 Middle Rd, #02-08 Fortune Centre, Singapore 188979
Opening Hours: 11:30 AM–10 PM Mon, Wed & Thurs, 1:30–11 PM Fri to Sun. Closed on Tues
Dove Desserts serves a bowl of Chendol that comes generously with red beans, freshly squeezed coconut milk, and pandan green “worms”. You can also top up for some durian puree! The owner is known to make a trip down to Malacca every few months to source for her gula melaka, which is then cooked to a thick sauce to drizzle over the chendol. Try to get here early, as they sometimes sell out before closing time.
Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-21, Singapore 310022
Opening Hours: 11 AM–5:30 PM Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
Head over to Ye Tang Chendol where you can get a classic Chendol with attap chee, or other variations such as Red Bean Chendol, Corn Chendol and D24 Durian Chendol. The Gula Melaka that they use here has a rich depth in flavour, and the green chendol jelly is freshly made with pandan leaves!
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #04-26, Singapore 588177
Opening Hours: 11 AM–8:45 PM Wed to Sun. Closed Mon & Tues
You might have seen pictures of PM Lee queuing at Qing Tian Hot & Cold Dessert, which offers a range of old-school desserts such as tau suan, cheng tng and of course, chendol. The icy bowl comes with the ingredients buried underneath, and if you’re a durian fan the stall also has a durian version. We love the jovial stall owner uncle too, who can often be seen moving to the sound of techno music!
Address: 85 Redhill Ln, #1-60, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 11 AM–8 PM Thurs to Sun. Closed Mon to Wed
This dessert establishment prides itself on making Singapore’s first white cendol. Instead of the usual pandan jelly, what you get are white coconut strips with a firmer bite. Despite its plain appearance, this chendol is big on flavour thanks to the coconut cream and gula melaka. The white jelly and sago pearls are also firm and pleasantly chewy! There are also red bean and durian variations if you want something a little more.
Address: 801 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198769
Opening Hours: 1:30–11 PM daily
Not to be confused with Makan Melaka, this stall is located within a coffeeshop along Upper East Coast Road. The stall is known for two products – Nasi Ulam and Chendol. The Chendol is made with fresh and creamy coconut milk infused in shaved ice, drizzled generously with thick and caramelised gula melaka. It also comes in a XO Durian option!
Address: 15 Upper E Coast Rd, Singapore 455207
Opening Hours: 9 AM–5 PM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
The Coconut Club is a Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient who is not just famous for their Nasi Lemak, but their Cendol as well. The bowl of icy treat is rich and creamy, and it sees a mix of mung bean jellies, palm sugar, fresh coconut milk and evaporated milk, all heaped on top of some finely shaved ice.
Address: 269 Beach Rd, Singapore 199546
Opening Hours: 11 AM–10:30 PM Tues & Wed, Fri to Sun. 11 AM–3 PM, 6–10:30 PM Thurs. Closed on Mon
99 Dessert In A Cup is located in Bedok Interchange and sells several traditional desserts, including a housemade Chendol. It comes served in tall bowl, and buried underneath the mountain of ice is a mix of red beans, attap chee, jelly, corn and the signature green jelly. Topped with coconut milk and gula melaka, this treat is simply delightful to have on a hot day.
Address: 208B New Upper Changi Rd, #01-60, Singapore 462208