Good day foodies! Once again, we’re back with another curation of one of the best food in Singapore. It’s none other than Yong Tau Foo! Yong Tau Foo, a traditional Hakka Chinese dish is a comfort food to some and to many, a staple dish. The Yong Tau Foo influence has since then spread to countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Thailand. Due to its wide influence, we’re gonna be curating a list of the 10 Best Yong Tau Foo in Singapore. Ready? Let’s go.
1. Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu
The very first Yong Tao Hu spot on our list is none other than this old school food parlour known as Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Hu. Since 1989, they have been operating from the coffee shop at the junction of Tiong Poh Road and Eng Hoon Street. Also, their new joint operates alongside a Ngoh Hiang stall as well as a drinks stall. The Yong Tau Foo options here are simple, patrons can only choose between dry or soup ingredients, with varying prices, similar to the noodle options. Also, each piece of Yong Tao Hu here is handmade and when you pair it with the sauce, it’s taste is instantly elevated. If you’re looking for a bowl of warm comfort food, opt for the soup version of Yong Tao Hu.
Address: #01-46, Eng Hoon St, Block 56, Singapore 160056
Operating Hours: 7AM-9.30PM (Opens Daily)
Social Media: Facebook
2. Poy Kee Yong Tau Foo
Located within People’s Park Food Centre, Poy Kee Yong Tau Foo is a stall that Singaporeans go to in order to avoid long queues. This is because there’s a clear working system here that increases the efficiency. Here, each set of Yong Tau Foo is served alongside a bowl of springy noodles. In the bowl of YTF, there are fish balls, soft beancurd stuffed with fish paste, and Fried Tau Ki. In addition to that, the taste of the soup here is flavourful due to the generous amount of soybeans and anchovies. Upon biting onto the fishball, you’ll get a taste of how chewy it is. Also, the noodles here are a tad spicy accompanied with a hint of sweetness in them. Overall, it’s a good combination of YTF.
Address: 32 New Market Road, #01-1066 People’s Park Complex Food Centre, Singapore 050032
Operating Hours: 11AM-7PM (Opens Daily)
3. Da Jie Niang Dou Fu
The following Yong Tau Foo spot is one that is out of the norm. This is because, it is one of the rare gems in Singapore which serves Halal Yong Tau Foo. If you’re familiar with the name Da Jie Niang Dou Fu, you’ll know that there are currently two joints across Singapore. Also, the best part is that there are a total of 6 different types of YTF served here namely traditional Hakka style, Tom Yam, Laksa, Ampang or the simpler Black Bean and Tomato Ketchup. So, you can always make your choice among the varieties here and if you’re as indecisive as us, why not try them all?
Clementi: Block 354 Clementi Ave 2, #01-253, Singapore 120354
Bukit Batok: Blk 372 Bukit Batok Street 31 #01-374, Singapore 650372
Operating Hours: 10AM-10PM (Opens Daily)
4. Yong Xiang Xing Dou Fu
This next YTF spot on our list is also similarly located in People’s Park Food Centre. Unlike Da Jie or Poy Kee whereby there are twists to the YTF and accompanied with a bowl of noodles, Yong Xiang Xing Dou Fu serves YTF in its most basic form, which is often the best. In addition, it’s also a fun experience to watch the serving process of each bowl of YTF. The owner will firstly scoop them from a large simmering pot right into a bowl and top them with chopped shallots, spring onions and white pepper. The YTF soup here is truly the most flavourful one as it employs only the most basic ingredients. Sometimes, simplicity is the best.
Address: 32 New Market Rd, #01-1084, People’s Park Complex Food Centre, Singapore 050032
Operating Hours: 1 PM – 5 PM (Opens Daily)
5. 109 Yong Tau Foo
109 YTF is commonly known among Singaporeans for their insane snaking queue on a daily basis. This is probably due to its location being right in the CBD. However, fret not because the queue usually moves along in a fair speed with tables being cleared out quickly. Also, you can make your pick between noodles or rice and when it comes to the YTF itself, you can also choose among the dry, soup or even Laksa version! Wait! You can also choose your own YTF ingredients! Unlike the usual dry YTF, the dry version here is drenched with a light brown gravy which essentially makes it look like a bowl of Lor Mee. The beancurd skin here is perfectly crispy that you can hear the crackling sound upon biting into it.
Address: 90 Circular Road, Singapore 049441
Operating Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM (Opens Daily)
6. Fatty Aunt Yong Tau Foo
The 6th YTF spot on our list of the 10 Best Yong Tau Foo in S’pore is this joint that came in Top 3 in Food Master 2017 (North Zone). Best part about Fatty Aunt YTF is that everything here is self-service. This simply means you walk into the store and pick your very own ingredients while you patiently await the bowl of YTF to arrive on your table. In addition, one thing to take note of this YTF spot is that you have gotta try both of the broth options; laksa and speciality bean sauce. You can also opt for noodles or even yam rice to go with your bowl of YTF. The best part is definitely the price of each piece of YTF that is below $1.
Address: Blk 147 Silat Avenue #01-26 Singapore 160147
Operating Hours: 9.30AM to 8.30PM (Closes on Saturdays)
Social Media: Facebook
7. Golden Mile Special Yong Tau Foo
If you visit Golden Mile Hawker Centre on a regular basis, you’ll most definitely heard of this YTF spot, Golden Mile Special Yong Tau Foo. However, if you haven’t heard of them then you’ll most probably recognise them due to the long queue at the storefront. This YTF joint does not have a myriad of options for us to pick from but there are ingredients that are not usually found at other YTF spots like the pork belly and pork intestines. Besides the ingredients, the broth of the YTF is one that is deliciously healthy, making it perfect for health enthusiasts.
Address: 505 Beach Road, #B1-44 Golden Mile Food Centre, Singapore 199583
Operating Hours: 10 AM to 2 PM (Closes on Sundays)
8. Ho Kee Hakka Yong Dou Fu
Alright, we’ve gone through several YTF spots on our list that we can savour either with Mee Bok, Vermicelli and even Yam Rice. But how about we introduce you guys to the following Yong Dou Fu joint is one of a kind? Are you ready? The YTF here is served with a side of Chee Cheong Fun. While some may find it a tad out of the norm, some find the combo surprisingly well-fit. Also, you can make the choice between combining the YTF with the Chee Cheong Fun, or enjoy them separately if you wish. We highly recommend you guys to pick the bitter gourd YTF as it does not taste as bitter as it seems so it’s perfect for those of us who can’t stand bitter after-taste.
Address: #02-96 Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, 069111
Operating Hours: 10 AM to 2 PM (Opens Daily)
9. Xi Xiang Feng Yong Tau Foo
As we almost come to and end of our list of the 10 Best Yong Tau Foo in Singapore, let’s talk about an old school YTF spot in Ang Mo Kio. Ask anyone who reside in AMK, and they’ll definitely know of this Yong Tau Fu joint. Xi Xiang Feng’s broth is one of the best you can ever find in Singapore due to its generous amount of soy beans used to concoct the broth. In addition, the broth is authentically flavourful since it does not create the thirsty after-effect as when MSG is added into a broth base. Aside from that, there are over 40 types of YTF for us foodies to pick from so we’ll definitely be spoilt for choice here.
Address: Blk 724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, #01-23, Singapore 560724
Operating Hours: 7 AM to 7 PM (Closes on Sundays)
10. 928 Ngee Fou Ampang Yueng Tow Fu
The very last YTF spot on our list is 928 Ngee Fou Ampang Yueng Tow Fu. Ordering the YTF here is very convenient as you can customise the portion as well as the ingredients in the bowl of hearty YTF. Here’s a friendly tip: order the fried beancurd as it is extremely crispy and crackles upon the first bite. Ampang Yueng Tow Fu here is drenched in a savoury yet flavourful sauce as well as being accompanied with a bowl of warm dumpling soup. Also, the plate of YTF here is generously loaded with greens, making it a balance meal of both YTF and vegetables.
Address: 928 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 787121
Operating Hours: 10 AM to 8 PM (Opens Daily)
10 Best Yong Tau Foo in Singapore
So with that, we’ve reached the end of our list of the 10 Best Yong Tau Foo spots in Singapore. Whether you prefer bowl of soup YTF or even the dry version, there’s no denying that YTF is one of the most welcomed dishes that no one can get enough of.
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