There are many different types of yong tau foo around. The ones that comes dry with sweet sauce/soup/laksa, served with noodles or yam rice. The types with meat instead of fish paste, and my personal favourite, the Koo Kee type (dried noodles with ingredients in soup). And now, my first time trying the teochew ones!
This one is located at a shophouse along Syed Alwi Road, nearest MRT station being Lavender. The interior is kinda reminiscence of old style hawker with blockish wooden tables/chairs and simple decor. There's a chilled counter at a corner with many ingredients on display. We picked our items and passed it to the friendly auntie who cooked them on the spot.
Dried Noodles (60cents/serving)
I guess its this thick stock that differentiate teochew yong tau foo from others. Rather like Lor Mee, the gravy is gooey and dark brown in colour. Together with the gravy, the noodles simply slipped into your mouth with a smooth savoury flavour. Too bad they only served yellow mee, others being beehoon and kway teow.
Dried Yong Tau Foo (40cents/piece)
This came in the same brown gravy as the noodles. The fish paste in the items were rather fresh with a chewy taste, the vegetables and meat were also good with the sweet potato tasting particularly sweet and powdery. Beancurd skin was crispy and not smelling of re-used oil. Their sweet sauce was just nice and not overwhelmingly heavy or sweet. My girlfriend said that the chilli sauce was rather good too.
Salad Prawn Ball ($10.00)
The prawns were really huge, crunchy and deliciously battered. The acommpanying fruit salad goes well with it with a refreshing taste. At $10 for 6 pieces, its a bit expensive but well, the quality kind of made up for it and will satisfy prawn lovers. There were also other dishes such as mongolian pork ribs and sambal kangkong that would be good for group sharing too.
It was rather empty when I had dinner there but I heard its a hit with the lunch crowd at the nearby office buildings. I don't know whether it was the effect of the soup that made me really thristy after a few hours, or myabe I just tok too much. Anyway, good try for a healthy meal and their main dishes!