The most common Yong Tau Foo you've seen almost everywhere in Singapore, be it food courts or hawker cemtres, it's Hakka style. So how about Teochew style? Luckily, this outlet is just 10 minutes walk from my office, feel so lucky to work in CBD area, accessing to infinite option of great foods with a rich heritage background as a bonus! The journey, if by foot from my office area, will take me across The Parliament of Singapore and will walk through the Elgin Bridge, then a few minutes walk will find alleys of 2-storey shophouses refurnished with modern design. So the 10 minutes of travel took me from City Hall to Clark Quay area in an instance and the shophouses also situated near Singapore River.
When i reached the outlet, i was looking around curiously for the menu and wondering do i need to wait for the staff to usher me anything like a very curious cat staring at something it never seen before. Then one kind female staff told me just scan the safe-entry code and come in at ease to pick your ingredients, and mention that it is free seating.
It requires a minimum of 6 ingredients, so i start choosing, starting from the veggies which i picked seaweed (my favourite veg!) and another vegetable which has a sticky texture stem when chewed on, i like it but up till now i still do not know what's the name. Four more ingredients to go, then i go with the hard boiled egg, toupok (aka fried beancurd) and suddenly remember from the burpple reviews that their fried ingredients are amazing, so i pick one fried wanton and another one i think is fried beancurd skin with sweet potato filling (the paste inside is deep orange in color).
So i ordered dry kway teow with the minimum 6 ingredients at only $5. If you order dry, they will add a thick soup base which feels and taste like Lor Mee but their own version. If you are a fan of laksa, you can also opt for laksa soup base with a small top up of a few cents. Maybe you also want the laksa kind of noodles too, that will be around $1 top from what i had ordered.
Ingredients are fresh, the soup base goes very well with any choice of noodles and the chilli they will add in for you for the dry version. And special mention to the fried beancurd skin with sweet potato (i guess this is what it made of🤔), i'm going to order that extra next time, sweet and crispy!
This place is really good to chill out with your friends, dates or just solo during non-peak periods, they have various forms of seating arrangements which can cater to the above mentioned groups of visitors. Even during the busy lunch period, i do not mind queuing up for such delicious and unique delicacy, and it's quite rare to find Teochew Style Yong Tau Foo in Singapore so this is a must-try! Bookmark this page so that you won't forget to try this out.
90 Circular Rd, Singapore 049441
- Monday: 11am-10pm
- Tuesday: 11am-10pm
- Wednesday: 11am-10pm
- Thursday: 11am-10pm
- Friday: 11am-10pm
- Saturday: 11am-10pm
- Sunday: Closed