Orchard Yong Tau Fu – YTF in a Rich Soybean Broth!
Cuppage Plaza isn’t the trendiest mall along Orchard Road, but it is home to many eateries and drinking establishments.
Located on the first floor of Cuppage Plaza, Orchard Yong Tau Fu is a no-frills yong tau fu stall that gets quite busy during lunch hour. There are very few seats available, so get there early, or take your lunch away.
The stall has a wide variety of ingredients such as the classic stuffed tofu, ladies’ fingers, bitter gourd slices, and some uncommon items which include stuffed tomatoes, pumpkin and even salted duck eggs and century eggs, up for grabs. Prices start at $4.90 for a bowl of 7 ingredients.
It may be difficult to identify what makes a good yong tau fu, but apart from the variety of ingredients available, the other deciding factor is the broth. The broth at Orchard Yong Tau Fu may look pale and light, but it is actually very rich and flavourful. The savoury and sweet broth is made with a combination of dried anchovies and soy beans.
Diners have the option of adding yellow noodles, bee hoon, kuay teow or a bowl of rice to their dry or soup yong tau fu. I opted for the dry version, and the dish came with a generous serving of chilli sauce, sweet sauce and sesame seeds. After a good toss, the harmonious mixture of chilli and sweet sauce coated every piece of yong tau fu evenly.
Although Cuppage Plaza might be a bit of a walk from the heart of town, if you have time to spare, and are looking for a tasty and affordable meal, Orchard Yong Tau Fu is a great option.
Orchard Yong Tau Fu
Address: #01-19 Cuppage Plaza, 5 Koek Road, Singapore 228796
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays: 8am to 6.30pm, closed on Sundays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.