Hakka YTF – Ayer Rajah, Singapore

Was here at Timber+ on my off day and realised there are so many stalls to try! So I started with Fishball Story (my first time trying I promise) which I thought was good but too popular already so I won’t talk much about it. Then I managed to see a nicely laid out stall, tucked at one bright corner. It should be popular too I figured. But nevertheless, it reminded me of the damn good Yong Tau Fok stall at Eunos Hawker Centre about 30 years ago before the fire incident. Can’t find that stall anymore. So this one is pretty close. Check out the yummy pics below.

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Ingredients are nicely stuffed with good portion of fish paste. The broth is exactly how YTF soups are done…with soy beans and dried anchovies.

Portion: Depends on how many pieces you order lah.

Service: Self-service

Ambience: Hawker Centre with not bad lighting

Price: 60 cents per piece

RTE: After I check out the rest!

Location: 73 Ayer Rajah Crescent #01-23 Timbre+


El Spice Bistro – Jalan Besar, Singapore

This is another hidden gem I have yet to write about which I reckon they ought to have some attention. Started by 3 young men who reminds me of myself when I first started my business at 25. What’s being offered here are Mexican and Northern Indian cuisine (As the name suggested). An interesting mix and totally affordable. Check out the pics and comments below:

Flat lay of our spread.
El Spice Wings ($8.80). Flavour is good but can be spicier.
Chicken Tikka ($9.80) Love the flavour of spices and yogurt. Comes with a little mint sauce for smearing then you put in your mouth.
From Left To Right:
Aloo Gobi ($7.20) – Nicely spiced cauliflower and potatoes.
Fish Curry ($12.80) – This one is my favourites!
Butter Chicken ($11.20) – Love this one a lot. Rich and flavourful! Yums!
Potato Bread ($3.60). Very interesting way of baking these breads and not bad on its own actually!
Carbonara Pasta ($9.90) – Interesting way of using spiced chicken cooked in creamy sauce.

Rating: 4.2/5.

Taste: There were more hits than misses definitely and the foundation is there for greatness. Just have to keep up and improve the standards.

Portions: Average.

Service: Very good.

Ambience: Little cafe at the lobby of boutique Noble Hotel

Price: Affordable.

RTE: Yes!

Location: 407 Jalan Besar, Singapore 209012. Located within Noble Hotel. Tel: 96197386.