Top 10 Best Yong Tau Foo in Singapore
Yong Tau Foo is a Hakka Chinese cuisine consisting primarily of tofu filled with ground meat mixture or fish paste. Variation of this food include vegetables and mushrooms stuffed with ground meat or surimi. Yong tau foo is eaten in numerous ways, either dry with a sauce or served as a soup dish. Tropika Club aggregated rankings or “ranking of rankings” compared from the following sources to further ascertain the final rankings. This is further refined using the TripAdvisor rankings to decide between the position in case there is a tie. Read on to find out where are the Top 10 Best Yong Tau Foo in Singapore.
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1. Xi Xiang Feng Yong Tau Foo
Introduction: Tan Soh Eng had been in AMK market store for more then 30 years selling cantonese style Yong Tau Foo with their speciality home made chilli sauce.
Offerings: Chee Cheong Fun Yong Tau Fu is what stands out for this stall. Coupled with the sauces (red sweet and chilli hand made sauce), it is definitely worth the try! The soya bean and ikan billis soup which have been cooked for 8 hours taste awesome too. What makes them unique is the additional choice of chee cheong fun as part of the main, instead of the usual bee hoon, noodle or rice.
Location: 724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, #01-23, Singapore 560724
Contact: +65 9635 3203
2. Yong Xiang Xing Tau Foo
Introduction: Yong Xiang Xing Tau Foo stall has been in existence since the food centre began operations in the 1970s. Throughout this year, they are still situated at the exact same spot. The stall is run by four brothers and one thing to note: they don’t do noodles for their Yong Tau Foo.
Offerings: Yong Xiang Xing Yong Tau Foo consists of silky toufu, fishballs and taupok, with the absence of any noodles nor carbo fillings. This is the perfect selection for a light, savoury treat or side dish in accompaniment with other good snacks.
In fact, this is an ideal choice of meal for those who are on a diet – a dish that is low-fat, low carb and healthy.
Location: 32 New Market Rd, #01-1084, Singapore 050032
3. 928 Ngee Fou Restaurant – Ampang Yong Tau Foo
Introduction: This stall has been dishing out Ampang style Yong Tau Foo for over forty years. One of the stall owners in Ampang decided to expand his empire by setting up a stall in Singapore and chose this row of shop houses in Sembawang, just outside of Nee Soon Camp.
Offerings: Hakka Yong Tau Foo comes with beancurd, bitter gourd, brinjal, fishball, fried beancurd skin, fried quail egg, fried wanton, lady’s finger and tonnes of kangkong drenched in their secret tasty gravy. This definitely comes at a affordable price for a filling and hearty meal at just $4/pax and $0.50 for each bowl of rice.
Location: 928 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 787121
Contact: +65 6452 1801
4. Fu Lin Bar & Kitchen
Introduction: Fu Lin is synonymous with the freshest ingredients that make up the delectable dish, the Yong Tau Foo. With its newly renovated outlet at Telok Ayer St, Founder and Director of Fu Lin, Ms Karen Teoh, says that “Fu Lin’s transition to a ‘social bar’ is an exciting one.”
Offerings: Legendary Yong Tau Foo ($8) – The bowl come with various ingredients such as bean curd skin and red chilli stuffed with fish cake filling, and a layer of thick, gooey gravy.
Location: 127 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068596
Contact: +65 6423 0311
5. Soon Li Yong Tau Foo
Introduction: Contrary to its name “Soon Li” 顺利, which in Chinese means “smooth flowing”. The stall operates from 12 midnight to 3 in the morning. – 3 hours of operation only. Do note that they are closed on Sunday night / Monday morning.
Offerings: What stood out for the Yong Tau Foo in this stall was the wide selection of unusual YTF ingredients – ranging from internal organs, fried items like pork belly, and seafood. The soup base is cooked with deep fried ikan billis and pork belly – filled with rich aroma, and it’s full of flavours – not overly salty or oily.
Location: 115 Bukit Merah View, Singapore 150115
6. Poy Kee Yong Tau Foo
Introduction: Poy Kee Yong Tau Foo stall sells a hearty & comforting bowl of Yong Tau Foo, and they are also one of the many great options to choose from at People’s Park food centre! It offer a sole standard set dish where every bowl of Yong Tau Foo is accompanied with a bowl of noodles!
Offerings: The bowl of Yong Tau Foo broth carried an extreme lightness in flavour, and it consist of soybean mixture – a very light touch of pepper and spring onion which turns out to be refreshing and healthy to savour. In addition, they offer a mixture of ingredients such as fishball, fried bean curd skin & two varieties of handmade tofu that came along with the broth! While the normal tofu carries a sweet essence from the fish paste, the fried tofu in particular carries a deep fried flavour to it!
Location: 32 New Market Rd, Singapore 050032
Contact: +65 9106 6106
7. Da Jie Niang Dou Fu
Introduction: Da Jie is the ONLY place that you will be able to get the chance of tasting the different styles of Niang Dou Fu. Accompanied by the large selection of sauces to choose from, it is guaranteed that your taste buds will be satisfied!
Da Jie Niang Dou also offers an extensive range of authentic Halal cuisine, with the introduction of a new dish regularly!
Offerings: Unlike conventional non-Halal Yong Tau Foo stalls / restaurants, Da Jie offers an incredible five basic styles: normal (soup), laksa, tomyam, hakka and ampang! They also offer premium & gourmet selections of ingredients to mix and match with.
Location: Blk 354 Clementi Ave 2, #01-253, Singapore 120354
Contact: +65 6774 2030
8. Golden Mile Special Yong Tau Foo
Introduction: A heritage hawker business which began in the late 1950s, they are one of the original hawkers at Golden Mile when it first opened in 1975, and the entire operation is family-run. Almost everything there is painstakingly handmade with no shortcuts and compromises.
Offerings: The fish paste items and fishballs are made daily with pure yellowtail fish meat with no additives or flour, and the texture comes out smooth but with no processed texture. The soup base is prepared with fish bones, and the water used to cook the items makes up the soup base (as opposed to it being usually made out of ikan bilis and soy beans). Some of the boiled items like the stuffed tau pok, fishballs and fish maw are left simmering in a giant vat of soup base, and customers can opt to pick whichever pieces they like from the vat itself.
Location: 505 Beach Rd, #B1-44, Golden Mile Food Centre, Singapore 199583
Contact: +65 6298 5908
9. Goldhill Hakka Yong Tau Foo
Introduction: Established in year 1997. Goldhill (Jin Shan) is the owner’s Chinese name. His father who started selling Hakka food from a pushcart in the 1940’s, eventually opened a restaurant and named it after him!
Offerings: Their specialty is the Hakka Yong Tau Foo, which uses fish paste fillings instead of meat and has a distinctive flavour. All their ingredients are handmade and there is a wide variety of “daily-catch” to choose from.
Location: 299 Changi Rd, Singapore 419777
Contact: +65 6842 4283
10. Bagus Yong Tau Fu
Introduction: Bagus La Mian Yong Tau Fu offers some of the best Chinese Cuisine serving a tantalising collection of dishes that are suitable for family, large groups, friends and colleagues. This restaurant is located along Changi Road with an open-air concept.
Offerings: Bagus’ dishes are always fresh, and the la-mian’s texture is chewy – It blends very well with their Yong Tau Fu. If you were to patronise the stall, their must-try is the mouth-watering dishes such as Belly Bagus, Yong Tau Fu with Tomyum Soup and Sotong Char Kway.
Location: 276 Changi Rd, Singapore 419756
Contact: +65 6346 0276
11. Bai Nian Yong Tau Foo
Introduction: In 2013, Andy (the owner) decided on a career change after years in the timber industry and opened the first Bai Nian outlet in Albert Centre (near Bugis Junction). At Bai Nian, the couple sold Yong Tau Foo created by Andy, for Amy. The public quickly felt the love of Bai Nian’s unique Yong Tau Foo and success came pretty quickly. Soon, Bai Nian opened a second outlet in People’s Park which was met with equal success.
Offerings: With a mixture of different pastes, Bai Nian’s Yong Tau Foo steers away from convention. With each bowl comes a variety of Yong Tau Foo pieces made from prawn, pork and fish paste. This helps to make the dish well-balanced, and it is neither too meaty, nor too fishy.
Location: 270 Queen Street, #01-106, Singapore 180270
Contact: +65 9627 0063
12. 109 Teochew Yong Tau Foo
Introduction: 109 Teochew Yong Tau Foo is a hawker style restaurant in Singapore specialising in fishballs and Teochew Yong Tau Foo. It prides itself on having an original and authentic recipe handed down by generations.
Offerings: The love for variety is real! They offer numerous assortments of fish cakes, tofu, fried beancurd skin, sausages, crab stick, vegetables etc etc. As with most Yong Tau Foo places, you can have your noodles / ingredients soup / dry or in laksa gravy. However, their must-try is to have it cooked dry so that you get to enjoy them in their special delicious sauce.
Location: 90 Circular Rd, Singapore 049441
Contact: +65 6226 1109
13. Koo Kee (Gao Ji) Yong Tow Foo Mee
Introduction: Koo Kee Yong Tow Foo Mee is a brand under Gao Ji Food that has won the hearts of customers of all ages and from all walks of life since 1954. With its strong passion to innovate and develop new offerings so that customers can enjoy a greater variety of good food, Gao Ji Food possesses a strong foothold in Singapore’s Food & Beverage industry with over 70 food stall chain outlets and restaurants island-wide.
Offerings: The most popular item on their menu is Koo Kee Set Meal, which includes a bowl of Yong Tow Foo with intensely flavoured soup made up of soya beans and ikan bilis, a bowl of speciality egg noodles with fragrant minced meat toppings and a plate of Kang Kong with fermented bean curd sauce for a balanced meal. The Yong Tow Foo items are then usually paired with their very own secret recipe of sweet sauce or chilli sauce for greater flavour.
Location: 192 Pandan Loop, #06-01, Pantech Business Hub, Singapore 128381
Contact: +65 6773 7878
14. Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Fu
Introduction: From a roadside stall at Sago Lane in the 1960s, Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Fu moved into Chinatown Complex in 1987 and sees long queues every morning for its incredibly cheap handmade Yong Tau Foo.
Offerings: For just $3, you get to choose 6 pieces of ingredients with noodles, or 8 pieces of Yong Tau Foo without noodles. The Yong Tau Foo is utterly soft, the fshballs are incredibly bouncy and soft and the tender fish paste within is perfectly seasoned. Every single ingredient in the bowl, including the beancurd skin with fish paste, is light, fresh, and savoury. You may consider to have pepper added into the soup for a boost of taste! In addition, soya beans have been added to the soup for its silky smooth texture.
Location: 335 Smith Street, #02-88, Chinatown Complex, Singapore 050335
15. Yentafo Kruengsonge
Introduction: Founded in 1999 by Madam A. Mallika, Yentafo Kruengsonge is a Thai Noodle Specialist Restaurant that started in Bangkok, Thailand. It has 28 outlets in Thailand and two in Laos. In 2016, partnering Minor Food Group Singapore, Yentafo Kruengsonge came to Singapore, bringing with it the ubiquitous Thai noodle dish ‘yen ta fo’. Currently, there are three outlets in Singapore – Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, One@Kentridge and Kallang Wave Mall (latest outlet).
Offerings: Yentafo, their equivalent of Yong Tau Foo, is a Thai noodle dish comprising rice noodles crowned with a myriad of ingredients in a light broth tinted pink with a mildly-sweet ‘yentafo’ sauce. Both the flat rice noodles and pink broth are imported directly from Thailand. There isn’t any soya bean in the broth. Instead, it is prepared by simmering pork bones, radish and coriander root, then tinged with a pink sauce that the owner, Madam Mallika, makes. She uses natural ingredients such as fermented red tofu and cooked Thai red rice in her recipe.
Location: 8 Grange Road, #02-06 A/B, Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Singapore 239695
Contact: +65 6736 0971
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