Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Fu – Delicious Yong Tau Foo for Only $3!
$3 for yong tau foo? I’m really starting to fall in love with Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre. So many things here are cheap and good, and the yong tau foo from Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Fu is no exception.
What sets Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Fu apart from other yong tau foo stalls in food courts around Singapore is the fact that they make their very own fish paste. The stall owners make the fish paste themselves instead of purchasing store-bought varieties, and the freshness is evident in their creation. The fish paste stuffed in the yong tau foo ingredients was exceptionally flavourful and fresh, and felt very clean on the palate too.
For just $3, you can have 6 pieces of ingredients with noodles, or 8 pieces of yong tau foo without noodles. Either way, it is an awesome deal considering that yong tau foo in food courts generally costs more. We decided to get the 6-piece yong tau foo with noodles ($3), and added an additional $0.50 for bittergourd.
I loved that the tofu in the yong tau foo was utterly soft, and the tender fish paste within was perfectly seasoned. The fishball was incredibly bouncy and soft too. In essence, every single ingredient, including the beancurd skin with fish paste, was light, fresh, and flavourful. Add some pepper into your soup for even more flavour! Soya beans have been added to the yong tau foo soup, which explains its silky smooth texture. What a joy to have this for breakfast!
While the noodles here taste exactly like how classic yellow noodles and mifen taste, what is special is the addition of crispy ikan bilis. The ikan bilis, though small, is extremely crispy and fragrant. They definitely add extra crunch to the dish. The chilli here tastes exactly like the classic chicken rice garlic chilli sauce. Mix some into your noodles, or dip your ingredients in the chilli for a “morning wake-up call”.
Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis serves some pretty amazing yong tau foo, and the food here is definitely a huge bang for your buck. However, if yong tau foo does not suit your tastebuds, why not check out Chang Ji Gourmet or Woo Ji Cooked Food for some even cheaper eats? Priced at just $1 and $2 respectively, these stalls are proof that Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre has some seriously tasty and affordable eats!
Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Fu
Address: 335 Smith Street
#02-88, Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre, Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: 5.45am to 3pm daily
Cuisine: Chinese, Hakka
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.