Ask any Hakka person and they will be quick to tell you that what we call Yong Tau Foo today is very different from the traditional Hakka Yong Tau Foo. There are a few points of difference. Firstly, traditional Hakka style Yong Tau Foo is supposed to have minced pork filling and secondly, it's a much simpler dish with mainly tofu items. After all, it is called "ngiong" tau foo, "ngiong" being the Hakka dialect word for "stuffed". So, the main ingredient of the dish is the tofu.
Time flies. The last time I wrote about Kok Sen restaurant was back in 2007 which was 8 years ago! At that time, I would never have imagined that I would still be blogging about food in 2015! Anyway, if you are one my readers who actually read the post on Kok Sen which was […]
928 Ngee Fou Ampang Yong Tau Foo: Older than some in Ampang!
Ampang Yong Tau Foo $9 I sometimes wonder why certain foods in Singapore never quite take off even though they can be quite popular. Aside from Satay Bee Hoon, Ampang Yong Tau Foo seems to fall into this category of dishes. This stall has been dishing out Ampang style Yong Tau Foo for over forty […]
Restoran Foong Foong: Ampang Yong Tau Foo is from Ampang
Ampang Yong Tau Foo In Singapore you generally find three different styles of Yong Tau Foo. The most popular style and subsequently the style found in most food courts is the type where the different ingredients are filled with only fish paste. Then there is Hakka Yong Tau Foo and what sets them apart is […]
Cantonese Delights: Laksa Yong Tau Foo – One word – Shiok!
Laksa is just the kind of thing you yearn for when you have been umami deprived. It’s the kind of thing that you would need to eat when you have just been on a raw vegetable diet for a week for whatever inconceivable reason. Yep, nothing quite hits the spot as a bowl of fragrant, […]
Rong Xing Yong Tau Foo: At first there was One, now there are Two!
Yong Tau Foo Soup: Younger Sister If you love Yong Tau Foo and work around the Tanjong Pagar area, you would probably have visited Rong Xing Yong Tau Foo. I first blogged about them back in 2007 and at that time you need to line up take a queue number and wait for your hot […]
Tong Chiang Claypot Restaurant: The Claypot Rice Is Just Bait
Review by Joao, Photos by ieat Sausage, Salted Fish and Chicken Claypot Rice ($6/$11/$16.50/$22) Before we begin,I want to caveat that I do not harbor some clandestine Hakka cuisine revival agenda. Hot on the heels of my last post on Mei Zhen Hakka Delicacies comes yet another post about Hakka food. Completely coincidental, as you […]
Xi Xiang Feng Yong Tau Foo: The sauce! It’s the sauce!
Our forum kaki, Sen posted a youtube video about this Yong Tau Foo stall in the forum which got all our kakis really excited. This stall was again mentioned repeatedly when I asked our facebook readers for their pick of where to find a great Yong Tau Foo! This stall sounds like a die die […]
Hakka Yong Tau Fu (40 cents per piece min 5 pcs) Ever wondered why Yong Tau Fu is called YONG Tau Fu? Tau Foo we all know is bean curd, but what’s teh meaning of “Yong”? Well as it turns out, the word “Yong” is actually a simplification of the Hakka dialect “Nyiong” which means […]
Hui Ji Fishball Noodles and Yong Tau Foo: Best bowl of noodles this year!
Damien has been one of my most trusted makan kakis since the early days of the blog. He is one of the few people I know who is a second generation foodie. I believe he was weaned onto pureed Hokkien Mee from Geylang Lor 29 even before he could say the words “Hokkien Mee”. There […]
Fish paste in Pig Skin Roll Our eating adventure on the seafood paradise of Sandakan got off to a great start when our guide, Johnny, brought us to Sim Sim for breakfast. Sim Sim is a settlement which consist of housing that has been built over the sea. The reason for doing this is because […]