Yong He Eating House (永和豆浆油条大王) – Geylang, Singapore


Normally I’ll try not to write bad reviews but in this case, I have to inform my readers. Yong He used to be THE place for soy bean curds and youtiao (fried doughsticks) back as far as 2 decades ago, but ever since they moved to the lower parts of Geylang, their standards have been dropping. And not too long ago, they have moved again to Geylang Lor 224A where I tried again, and that was probably my last time. See my comments below the pics on the reasons why:

Signage
Signage
Smaller space with dirty walls now.
Smaller space with dirty walls now.
Some new items on the menu probably to help in boosting the sales by offering more options.
Some new items on the menu probably to help in boosting the sales by offering more options.
Soy bean curd $1.80 - It wasn't soft and silky smooth. Ordered hot one, was only luke warm.
Soy bean curd $1.80 – It wasn’t soft and silky smooth. Ordered hot one, was only luke warm.
Carrot Cake $3
Carrot Cake $3
Carrot cake... hard at the bottom... left there too long.
Carrot cake… hard at the bottom… left there too long.
Toasted Bun with pork floss and egg $3.20 - My all time favourite. To be fair, this one is still pretty good.
Toasted Bun with pork floss and egg $3.20 – My all time favourite. To be fair, this one is still pretty good. Youtiao $1.20 – Was not hot and crispy. A total let down.
But a lot thinner... last time was thick and mouthful.
But a lot thinner… last time was thick and mouthful.

Overall Rating: 3/5. Need to buck up and raise to their previous standards; especially with a name as ‘King’ of soy bean and youtiao! Seems like they are not interested to run the business anymore. After so many moves, I can understand. Rentals and greedy landlords can really screw up businesses!

Location: Geylang Lor 24A/Geylang Road.

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老街肉骨茶 (Old Street Bak Kut Teh) – Upper Paya Lebar, Singapore


I was looking for a place for lunch one of the early afternoons around Paya Lebar area when this super loud signage caught my attention. So I went in and found a table at one corner. Although it is named Old Street, this joint has the latest gadgets for their Order Management System! I was so impress with the iPads on every table and patrons can order their foods at the comfort of their table! Check out my review below:

The loud signage I was talking about...
The loud signage I was talking about… Quite cool right?
iPad order management system
iPad order management system
I'm impressed!
I’m impressed!
Wah this set looks worth it! At $8.50 you get a bowl of bak kut teh, you tiao, soy bean curd and a bowl of rice!
Wah this set looks worth it! At $8.50 you get a bowl of bak kut teh, you tiao, soy bean curd and a bowl of rice!
Side dishes!
Side dishes!
After adding your orders, this message pops up to let you know your order has gone through.
After adding your orders, this message pops up to let you know your order has gone through.
For the tables not along the walls, you pull this out to order!
For the tables not along the walls, you pull this out to order!
This is at 12.15pm...
This is at 12.15pm…
Help yourselves with the condiments and sauces...
Help yourselves with the condiments and sauces…
Traditionally, bak kut teh is usually accompanied by brewing a pot of chinese tea... Check out the tap for topping up the water by the side....
Traditionally, bak kut teh is usually accompanied by brewing a pot of chinese tea… Check out the tap for topping up the water by the side….
I was expecting a small bowl of bak kut teh prolly with 3 miserable pieces of pork ribs/bones. But there was 4 pieces with 2 rather meaty ribs. Soup was really wholesome and peppery, love it!
I was expecting a small bowl of bak kut teh prolly with 3 miserable pieces of pork ribs/bones. But there was 4 pieces with 2 rather meaty ribs. Soup was really wholesome and peppery, love it!
You tiao (doughsticks) are served hot and fresh! Awesome selling point!
You tiao (doughsticks) are served hot and fresh to go with your soup! Awesome selling point!
Braised small intestines. Really nice and good portioning! - S$6.50
Braised small intestines. Really nice and good portioning! – S$6.50
Soy bean curd is smooth and silky!
Soy bean curd is smooth and silky!
My damage...
My damage…

Overall Rating: 4.5/5. Although it is a little on the pricey side with GST, the food is really of good quality and taste. It would be cheaper if I wasn’t alone. Nevertheless, thumbs up and would revisit soon!

Location: 129 Upper Paya Lebar Road.

Soya Bean Curd (Tau Hway) @ 105 Hougang Avenue 1


I was having my lunch with mummy 2 days ago and realised that I have not featured this stall yet for its damn good tau hway… trust me, it’s damn good and cheap!

The Stall
Big bowl like this cost only 90 cents... add almond syrup, $1.00. Add Ginko Nuts with Almond Syrup, $1.40. Still cheaper than the branded tau hway stalls.
Silky smooth and melts in your mouth!!!
See how big the bowl is...

Rating: 5/5. I always respect hawkers who respect their own food by making it delicious and tasty for their customers. This is one of them.

Taste: Silky, smooth and nice.

Portion: Above average

Price: Choice of 70 cents or 90 cents

RTE: Many times already. 🙂

Location: Park at the multi-storey carpark, come down to level 2, turn left. The nasi lemak stall is also good on the left. Famous lor mee on the right back row.

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N&B SNACKS (326 SERANGOON AVE 3)


Yah I know the name of the shop sounds very weak. But this neighbourhood place for tau huay is very popular with everyone living within and out of the vicinty. I’ve done this on video before on Youtube but I thought I should feature this here as well.

I chanced upon this place when I was checking out the place for food one day. And to my surprise, the snacks here are really good! Pics all taken with my handphone.

The shop which don't really look too good from the outside. But it's airconditioned inside.
For those who prefer chilled ones for soy bean curd and drinks. Oh the sandwiches are cold as well. Pretty good.
Pastries baked daily and in house... so when you're there while they are baking, wah the smell is super good! Must tries are Curry Puff and Chicken Pie! Mushroom pie is not bad too! But don't eat in the car, you'll drop alllll over the place! Cos th crust is very flaky!
This is the 3-in-1. 5 glutinous rice balls with soy bean curd and drink. Filled to the brim... so unlike Rochor or Selegie brands. The soy bean curd on it's own also not bad but you must tale the hot one to taste the smoothness of the curd!
Glutinous rice balls filled with peanut paste. Very nice...
Chicken Mayo Sandwich. Only $1,90. Very nice snack to replace the noodles and rice beside this shop.

Rating: 5/5

Taste: The soy bean curd is filled with soy bean fragrance and extremely smooth. Cold ones not as smooth but the can cool you down during the warm day. Puffs, pies and other stuff is really good too.

Portion: Soy bean curd filled to the brim. Pies also with loads of fillings. Value for money!

Price: $1.50 for a big bowl of soy bean curd. 3-in-1 is going for $3.00. Pastries are pretty good but a lot cheaper than *ahem* the big brands.

RTE: Yes.. maybe tomorrow!

Location: Block 326 Serangoon Avenue 3