Enjoy this special authentic Hakka dish, also called ‘Suan Pan Zi’. The yam balls are shaped like the beads in the ancient Abacus (aka ancient calculator), which were widely used by the rich merchants in the shops of ancient China.

This dish was a festive dish and were eaten only on festive occasions. Thanks to our lovely Singapore Hakka ladies who lovingly hand-rolled the yam dough, creating this unique dish for our daily servings.

Freshly stir-fried at the cafe upon request. Try this authentic Hakka ‘Suan Pan Zi’ at ThenCafe@Hamilton today.

Abacus Ingredients:

dried shrimp, minced chicken, mushroom, black fungus  and vegetables

Try this dish at ThenCafe@Hamilton, a cafe in Lavender, serving hearty Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert and Drinks. The Cafe is located at No 40 Hamilton Road, Singapore 209210. (along Lavender Street). Let's go!

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Cafe Review by customers

  • review rating 5  Good Nanyang coffee ☕ with wide selections of 🎂 Cakes. Home made & affordable. 😍 👍

    thumb Rico Hong

    review rating 4  New Cafe to check out with free WiFi The hot chocolate was done with effort and taste good. They have different type of quick bite but did not have opportunities to try yet.

    thumb SS Tan

    review rating 5  Excellent and delicious food.. Very fragrant cooking aroma even before you reach the entrance of the cafe. Cafe bosses are very friendly and caring.

    thumb Renee Kang
  • review rating 5  Very friendly staff, very good service and cheap for cafe...

    thumb kenne kang

    review rating 5  Friendly staff and clean and delicious food.

    thumb Ganet Lah

    review rating 5  Good and value for money for breakfast and lunch. We had the terriyaki chicken and beef noodles which was very tasty.

    thumb Joel Loh
  • review rating 5  Super friendly owner. The beef kway teow soup was yummy and the beef was tender.

    thumb Mc Loo

    review rating 5  The masala tilka pasta is so addictive a fusion a must -try !

    thumb Ina Ng

    review rating 5  A nice, little family-run cafe with good food and very friendly owners! As a traveler, they made me feel very welcomed and gave me some great suggestions on places to visit. It was a very pleasant and memorable experience to my time in Singapore. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for fantastic service and food.

    thumb Mond Chen

  • Free Wifi

  • No GST

  • Affordable Food

  • Fully Air-Con

  • Friendly Settings

  • Awesome Coffee


40 Hamilton Road (cafe near Lavender Street)
Singapore 209210

Ready to find out more? Drop by today!

Come by the friendly Cafe at No 40 Hamilton Road (Near Lavender Street) Singapore 209210.