10 Best Yong Tau Foo in Singapore
2015-09-22
best yong tau foo singapore
Under our umbrella of rainy-day foods is a piping hot bowl of Yong Tau Foo. Enjoyed in various versions such as in plain soup, laksa gravy or dry with lots of sweet sauce and chilli, here's our list of 10 best bowls of Yong Tau Foo in Singapore.

Yong Tau Foo Soup

1. Yong Xiang Xing Dou Fu

Closes at 4PM
yong xiang xing yong tau foo
At Yong Xiang Xing Dou Fu , there is only one thing on the menu – a simple bowl of Yong Tau Foo Soup. Each bowl costs $4 and comes with 10 pieces of Yong Tau Foo. The soup is slightly on the salty side, but the owners state that they don’t use any MSG. Instead, the flavor of the soup comes from the use of pork bones and yellow soybeans. To avoid disappointment, make sure you start queuing before 3.30pm as they tend to sell out fast. If you prefer your Yong Tau Foo with noodles, we recommend heading over to Poy Kee instead, which is located in the same hawker centre. The queue is shorter too! Yong Xiang Xing Dou Fu, People's Park Complex Food Centre, 32 New Market Road #01-1084, Singapore 050032

2. Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Foo

Closes at 2PM
xiu ji ikan bilis yong tau foo
Another well-known stall in the vicinity is Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Foo at Chinatown Complex Market. Instead of using yellow soybeans for their soup stock, they use fish bones and ikan bilis. This results in a light and pleasant broth that goes well with their freshly made Yong Tau Foo pieces that feature mostly fish paste. We especially enjoy the extra-large fishballs that are springy and juicy. For $3, you can either have 8 pieces of Yong Tau Foo or 6 pieces of Yong Tau Foo with noodles. Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Foo, Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre, 335 Smith Street #02-087, Singapore 050335 (Image: OpenSnap user serena.pau.5)

3. Bai Nian Yong Tau Foo

bai nian yong tau foo
There is a beauty in doing just one thing and doing it well. At Bai Nian Yong Tau Foo the only choice you are given is if you want your Yong Tau Foo with bee hoon or without. You can even ask for extra been hoon free of charge! The stand out ingredients here are their meat and prawn rolls which are made in house along with the rest of the items. Bai Nian Yong Tau Foo, Albert Centre Market & Food Centre, 270 Queen Street #01-58, Singapore 180270 (Image: OpenSnap user siewnah03)

4. Soon Li Yong Tau Foo

Opens at 12AM
soon li yong tau foo
You wouldn’t expect a Yong Tau Foo stall that only opens at midnight to be popular, but Soon Li Yong Tau Foo somehow manages to draw in a long queue of supper goers every night. The ordering process can be quite confusing to the uninitiated, so here’s a helpful guide. There are 2 separate lines for picking your ingredients and ordering your food so it’s best if you work with a friend. After you’re done picking your ingredients, leave it on the counter and join your friend in the queue to order from the uncle. You’ll have to tell him if you want kang kong, green chilli and ikan bilis. Once he’s done preparing your soup, let him know if you want bee hoon or mee and if you want sauce on your noodles. Soon Li is also one of the few places with a wide variety of offal to choose from. We particularly enjoy the pig’s stomach and kidney. Soon Li Yong Tau Foo, 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre, Blk 115 Bukit Merah View #01-78, Singapore 151115

Laksa Yong Tau Foo

5. Cantonese Delights

Closes at 2PM
cantonese delights yong tau foo
Run by a husband and wife team, Cantonese Delights goes above and beyond being your typical Yong Tau Foo stall. They serve a wide variety of dishes including Wanton Noodles, Fried Chicken Cutlet Noodles and Curry Chicken Noodles. With something for everyone, it’s no wonder that queues last for half an hour even after lunch time. For $4, you can get a bowl of Laksa Yong Tau Foo with 7 different types of ingredients like bitter gourd stuffed with fish paste and deep-fried bean curd rolls. The curry slightly sweet and not too spicy, definitely worth the extra calories compared to having the usual soup. Cantonese Delights , Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Blk 531A Upper Cross Street #02-03, Singapore 051531

6. Xi Xiang Feng Yong Tau Foo

xi xiang feng yong tau foo
With over 40 different types of Yong Tau Foo to choose from, Xi Xiang Feng is a firm favourite among Ang Mo Kio residents. When you visit, don’t join the long queue straight away, instead pick your items first and hand it over to the friendly uncle. The two most popular choices are their dry Yong Tau Foo or Laksa Yong Tau Foo. The laksa gravy is lusciously thick and spicy, especially when you add in a spoonful of their special sambal. The best part? You can even choose to have your Yong Tau Foo with Chee Chong Fun instead of the usual bee hoon or mee! Xi Xiang Feng Yong Tau Foo, Ang Mo Kio Market & Food Centre, Blk 724 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 #01-23, Singapore 560724 (Image: Instagram user pickleboyz)

7. The Deck Yong Tau Foo & Laksa

yong tau foo the deck nus
Ask any NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences student where the best place for lunch on campus is and they will point you to the Yong Tau Foo stall at The Deck, aka the FASS canteen. While Yong Tau Foo might not seem that special to an outsider, it has comforted students over the years through long hours of project work and late nights in the library. It is also one of the cheapest bowls of Yong Tau Foo in Singapore; with each piece setting you back a mere 30 cents. The canteen is open to the public so if you ever find yourself in the area, be sure to try it for yourself to see what the fuss is about. The Deck Yong Tau Foo & Laksa, NUS, Blk 5, Arts Link, Level 1 (The Deck), Singapore 117570

Dry Yong Tau Foo with Sauces

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8. Fu Lin Yong Tau Foo

Out of all the choices on this list, Fu Lin Yong Tau Foo has to be the most unique option. Each plate of their dry Yong Tau Foo comes topped with minced meat and mushroom gravy after it has been deep fried to crispy perfection. The result is a sinful but extra delicious plate of Yong Tau Foo. A 6 piece set with noodles or rice is priced at $5.30 and every additional piece is 70 cents. Fu Lin Yong Tau Foo, 721 East Coast Road, Singapore 459070 (Image: OpenRice User chiamhuiy)

9. Golden Mile Special Yong Tau Foo

Closes at 3PM
golden mile special yong tau foo
While many Singaporeans choose to have their Yong Tau Foo at Golden Mile with soup, we suggest giving their dry version a try as well. Rather than separating the sweet sauce and chilli sauce, they have created their own sweet, spicy and sour blend that complements the dish perfectly. The owners also insist in using only high-quality yellowtail fish to make their fish paste, resulting in bouncy and succulent Yong Tau Foo ingredients. Golden Mile Special Yong Tau Foo, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road #B1-44, Singapore 199583 (Image: OpenRice user skohhg)

10. 928 Ngee Fou Ampang Yong Tau Foo

928 ngee fou ampang yong tau foo
928 Ngee Fou Ampang Yong Tau Foo has been in a part of Singapore’s food scene for close to 45 years. Each plate costs $4 and comes with a fixed selection of ingredients including fried wanton, tau pok and bean curd skin drizzled with a generous amount of their secret Ampang sauce. Even though we normally have our Yong Tau Foo with noodles, the garlicky gravy here pairs very well with rice. If you must have your Yong Tau Foo with soup, they offer a bowl of wanton soup for just $2. 928 Ngee Fou Ampang Yong Tau Foo, 928 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 787121 (Image: OpenRice user mosmos) See also: Best Bak Kut Teh in Singapore Top 10 Zi Char in Singapore
Written by Nicole Marie Ng Images are writer's own unless otherwise stated
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