Anyhow, this meant that I needed to make some changes to my original plans for the day. I mean, I couldn't stay home right? I can't watch TV, play my DVDs, or work on my PC WITHOUT electricity. So after some thought, I figured...hmmm...I've been having a craving for the Orchard Yong Tau Fu for quite some time now, so why not go down and satisfy my craving? So off I went!
Soonafter, I arrived at the place at 10.30am, which was thankfully a good deal of time before the lunch horde came in - so there were plenty of empty seats to go around for me. Hee hee hee... No kidding ok, because once the masses "attack" at lunchtime, you can pretty much forget about getting a seat here!
I LOVE the wide variety of both cooked and fried items to choose from here. Everything is so fresh, well-prepared and neatly layed out for your easy selection. None of that soggy and lumpy stuff you get from some of those other Yong Tau Fu stalls out there. Plus, eating here doesn't make you thirsty unlike some of those other stalls out there that seem to pile on the MSG into their food items like there's no tomorow. If you're a greens person, there is A LOT of veggies to choose from! From tomatoes, lady fingers, carrots, bittergourds, to kang kong, chye sim, etc...feel free to go wild with your pickings! And their sauces!!! Heavenly!!! You know how some of those Yong Tau Fu stalls' sweet sauce are so overcooked, they actually end up becoming a little bitter? No such case happening here - both their sweet sauce and chilli sauce are made just right! In fact, the sesame seeds are actually mixed into the sweet sauce adding a fragrant aroma to it! Also, you gotta check out the soy beans in the soup! Cooked to perfection, with an unbelieveable "sweet" taste to it, that's why many patrons here love their Yong Tau Fu soup-based too!
Of course, if you know me well, you'd know that being the "unhealthy" kinda guy, I went for dry version with mostly the fried items and a handful of steamed items like tofu, beancurd puff, etc. Heh heh heh...Ooh! And oh yes, how could I forget! To top off the meal, do try a glass of their homemade barley drink! I had mine chilled. Nice and cooling, with actual tender cooked barley beans at the bottom...YUM!!! Just nice for our sweltering weather recently.
Orchard Yong Tau Fu
5 Koek Road
Oh, and more good news!!! For those of you who are worried about the queue situation, the towkay there told me that they're opening a branch soon at the new 313:
313 Orchard Road
5th Floor Stall 11