Chinatown Complex Food Centre

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Yong Tau Foo (#02-87)

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We are always on the lookout for new breakfast options and today, we decided to try out Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Foo (#02-88) at Chinatown Complex Food Centre as we saw a decent queue forming in front of the stall. Soon, we found out why!

The stall's signature dish is a $3 bowl of Yong Tau Foo! Seriously where else can you find yong Tau foo priced at $3 these days, what more in the CBD area! 😱 However, the stall differs from most yong tau foo stalls in that you are not really able to choose your 料! Just tell the auntie what noodle you want and whether you want your noodles dry/soup and the other ingredients are standard (6 items without noodles or 4 items with noodles). You can add on selected items by paying a little more, but the basic bowl was more than sufficient for us.

Amongst the ingredients, we thought the fishball was the clear winner as the fishball had a strong fish flavour and it was bouncy as well! 😁

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We enjoyed the spinach soup at Chinatown Complex Food Centre (老味道苋菜汤) and we are back to get it again to meet our veggie quota for the day! This time, however, we decided to get the spinach soup with fish for a change and we added our favourite 可口面. Serving size was decent but the only issue was that the batang fish was really fishy 😑 suggest to stick with the yong Tau foo or just the plain spinach soup because the fish was really not great.

When deciding what to eat at the vast Chinatown Complex Hawker Centre, we decided to go for a healthier option and try the spinach soup at 老味道苋菜汤 (#02-124). We got the spinach soup with koka noodles and oh wow... the serving size was enormous for the $4.50 paid! There was a lot of spinach given (DUH), with the standard yong tau foo ingredients such as tau pok, beancurd, fishballs and wanton. Really good deal, although you are not allowed to choose your ingredients unlike most stalls specialising in yong tau foo!

Lastly, do note that although most websites indicate that the stall closes at 7 pm, it actually closes when the stall finishes all the spinach it has prepared for the day. This can be much earlier than 7 pm so do grab it if you see it!

😊 Simple bowl of yong tau foo (S$3) for lunch.

Theres 4pcs YTF with bee hoon. I always see a long queue for this. The soup is light, clear and not oily.

They use ikan bilis to make the soup base and some fried ones added over the noodles. Theres no sweet sauce, only have chili sauce. If you prefer a light meal, you can go for this.

📍Location:
Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Fu (Stall 02-88)
Chinatown Complex Food Centre
335 Smith Street
Singapore 050335

A very old school type of laksa that is not too lemak and full of shrimp aroma as lots of dried shrimps are used to cook the gravy. The yong tau foo are prepared by the two elderly ladies daily. Once the YTF are sold out the stall will close for the day. The stall also sells fried mee and bee hoon. My YTF laksa cost $4. So it’s both yummy plus value for money.

From Xiu Ji ikan bilis yong tau fu
秀记江鱼仔酿豆腐
Handcrafted stuffed beancurd, deep fried crispy mini anchovies, springy skinny beehoon.
Really shiok!

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A pretty cool hawker that sells spinach soup as the main dish. This spinach soup tastes exactly like the vegetable dish of spinach with three kinds of eggs that you can find in restaurants and zichar stalls. You can either order this soup on its own, with yong tau foo pieces or with seafood. You can also top up to add noodles. The portion is really generous and filling. Definitely tastes like home!

6-piece Yong Tau Foo with Noodles (S$3). Generously filled handmade YTF pieces alongside a bowl of noodles topped with ikan bilis 😋. Traditional savoury glutinous rice topped with fried shallots and steamed peanuts (S$2).
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📍Location:
- Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Fu, 02-88
- Millennium Glutinous Rice, 02-92
Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre, 335 Smith Street Chinatown,
Singapore 050335
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Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre has reopened! And I’m glad this stall has reopened too as it’s run by two elderly ladies. I was afraid they would retire but am truly glad they didn’t. They have an assortment of fried yong tau foo to complement their well fried mee/kueh teow/bee hoon and this very tasty old school laksa. Each yong tau foo is freshly made and fried to perfection. The laksa curry is just spicy enough enough for those who prefer it less spicy and to those who love it more spicy just add their chilli sauce. Others who prefer the fried mee etc order it with addition of the yong tau foo or just plain which is good too. Warning - food may be sold out by late morning. Am certain when they close for the week. Likely Mondays.

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$3 a bowl for 6pcs + kway tiao or 8pcs without carbs

Usually v long Q so best time to have it is on weekdays non peak hours