Yong Xiang Xing Tau Foo: Is this the Ultimate YTF?

$6 Yong Tau Foo

It’s so good to know that some things never change. I just tried Yong Xiang Yong Tau Foo again recently and the only thing that has changed is the price. It’s now $6 a bowl, up from $3 when I first posted about them in 2006. The rest is still much the same. They still have the longest queue at People’s Park and you don’t have a choice of what Yong Tau Foo you want. I think my opinion about the Yong Tau Foo is also about the same as when I first wrote about them, although I do feel that it was slightly better in the past! But then, as they say, food always seems to taste better in the past!

First Post: Dec 5, 2006

With our new makanbro, Liverpool1965!

Tucked in the People’s Park Complex Food Centre is this stall with the longest queue I have ever seen!! And for something as unexciting (for me) as Yong Tau Foo! How can people get excited over Yong Tau Foo?

Everyone gets a standard bowl of Yong Tau Foo with no options for noodles or beehoon and no questions asked. Each bowl is $3 and the items are all standard. It’s beginning to sound like the Food Nazi from that Seinfeld episode!

OK the verdict: The fried beancurd roll with fish paste was the star of the bowl. You can taste that it is really freshly fried and I have never tasted anything so good from any other YTF stalls. The fish balls were also very good as they made their own. The rest of the tofu was good but nothing to rave about.

The reason the stall only opens for business from 1pm is that all the preparation is done in the morning. From the beating of the fishballs to the wrapping of the ngor hiang, to the frying, everything is done in the stall. I guess that’s why it’s so popular.


As good as YTF can get, I guess. I am not a big YTF fan, so if you ask me to line up behind 20 people, I’d give it a miss. 4.25/5 (I am sure YTF fans would give it close to a 5)

Yong Tau Foo

Peoples Park Complex Food Centre 13 Upper Cross St
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Opening hours:

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm



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