The CBD in Singapore has plenty of food options. However, aside from salads, expensive cafes and overpriced food courts, what else is available? Hawker centres are one of the best go-to options due to their affordability, and we all know that OLs love their fish soup and yong tau foo as a healthier, filling yet pocket-friendly option.
Lucky for the white-collar workers, here we have 109 Teochew Yong Tau Foo located at Circular Road where you get to enjoy yong tau foo that is cheap, yummy and steps away from your office!
Upon entering, you will be greeted by their fridge of yong tau foo ingredients with various greens, fish paste stuffed ingredients and fried snacks. From here on, we know, you’re stuck in a dilemma of what to choose because you want everything, totally relatable.
For this stall, you have to order a minimum of 6 pieces per bowl, so feel free to pile on a mountain of everything that you want without worrying about the price, because each piece ranges from S$0.70 to S$0.80.
The laksa soup base (+S$1.50 with noodles of your choice) was mildly spiced and lemak.
We selected our favourite thick rice noodles, which is always the best to go with the laksa gravy, in our opinion! The noodles were well-cooked and chewy, perfect for slurping as it glided smoothly into our mouths.
The ingredients we took were fried beancurd rolls, fried beancurd skin, napa cabbage, kang kong, fried wanton stuffed with mixed fish paste and steamed beancurd stuffed with fish paste.
For the most part, eating yong tau foo is basically fish paste and beancurd stuffed and cooked differently. Their ingredients were not mind-blowing nor special, but they were fresh and sizeable. The steamed beancurd stuffed with fish paste was thicker than other yong tau foo stalls we’ve been to and it had a QQ texture, giving a great mouthfeel.
They will deep fry the fried items for you before throwing it back into the huge bowl, where we actually heard crisping oil sounds from the fried items when served to us. We loved that it was piping hot, fried thoroughly and super crispy, especially dipping the crackling fried beancurd skin into the laksa gravy, simply divine!
The Dry (+S$0.70 with a noodle of your choice) version comes with a bowl of noodles in a light brown sauce. It was slightly gooey, savoury and had a hint of chicken flavours.
Since we chose a full bowl of fried items, it is hard to go wrong with these crunchy snacks that were well-paired with the sweet sauce. Though unhealthy, we would sacrifice our cheat day for this bowl of golden goodness! It might feel a little dry and greasy after awhile, but they do provide you with a bowl of soup that can help to cleanse your palette a little.
For the health-conscious and calorie-watchers, you can opt for the non-fried items and get it to-go with a bowl of soup instead!
Overall, we feel that this place is a good option for something convenient, fuss-free and affordable. 109 Teochew Yong Tau Foo serves a very decent bowl of yong tau foo with fresh and generous ingredients.
90 Circular Rd
Tel: +65 6226 1109
Mon to Sat: 11am to 10pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay