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Fu Lin Tou Fu Yuen 福林豆腐园

Fu Lin Tou Fu Yuen 福林豆腐园 Hot

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721 East Coast Road Singapore 459070
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Listing created by reneelim93 on September 24, 2012    

Fu Lin Tou Fu Yuen serves Teochew-style yongtaufoo - deep fried ingredients served with thick soy-based gravy and a bowl of noodles, also in the same gravy. This shop gives an unusual take on the usual yongtaufoo, but is extremely popular with many loyal patrons. It used to exist as a small cornershop in a coffeehouse, but has progressed to an established standalone restaurant. The main branch is located along East Coast Road, and its other two branches are at the nearby I12 Katong and Telok Ayer Street.

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Opening Hours:
8.30am - 8.30pm
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< $10
List of Outlets:
19 Amoy Street, Singapore 069854
Food Republic 112 Katong, Level 4
112 East Coast Road #04-01
Singapore 428802

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A Yong Tau Foo like none other

For those who eat yong tau foo as an healthier option, this is not the place to go to. Unlike usual yong tau foos, Fu Lin deep fries all the dishes and then pour thick starchy braised sauce all over them. Even the healthier dishes like lady's finger and tofu are deep fried. Bid your 6 pacs goodbye, and say hello to cellulite fats.

That being said, this yong tau foo is definitely worth every calorie. The homemade ngoh hiang and bean curd skin wrap at Fu Lin are my personal favourites. Topped with a bowl of thick bee hoon with minced chicken sauce, Fu Lin is one of my favourite dinner options in the vicinity! I don't care if this yong tau foo is Hakka or Teochew, I just want to eat it.

The service is fast, and the aunties and uncles working there are super friendly as well. Highly recommended!

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NOt bad though quite pricey

The teochew are from shantou which is in the province of Guangdong, Chine. Guangdong also has visitors known as "Guest people" that came down to live there. They are more commonly known as Hakka.

Thus, the whole message is wrong when one say fried yong tau foo is teochew! Go any teochew restaurant, one find steam fish and non-oily soup which is the hallmark of teochew dishes. Fried yong tau foo is Hakka. Hopefully the moderators can take note of this.

Those days they have no fridge. So the hakkas fried them and season them so to preserve them longer. The fact the dishes served to you are all in the "same color" of brown black sauce shows the tradition of Hakka frugal way of living.

I have tried this stall and nearby one which is Ampang niang tou fu. To me the serving are not hugh and yet the price per item is little pricey. Try it once if you like, but it wont be a regular meal of mine even though I'm a Hakka.

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The most unhealthy yet delicious yongtaufoo

Fu Lin Tou Fu Yuen is a cosy, humble eatery nestled among the stretch of shophouses along East Coast Road. It serves traditional Teochew-style yongtaufoo, which is rather uncommon in Singapore. This is a definite must-try - the deep fried yongtaufoo ingredients are served with a hearty thick gravy, and you can choose to top up a bowl of noodles to complete your meal. Whenever my friends and I are in the area, this is always our favourite lunch pick because the service is fast, the shopkeepers are friendly and of course, the food is cheap and good! Do not hesitate to give this place a try the next time you're in the vicinity!

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