Most would say the best place for suppers in this Singapore is Geylang. Beyond the sleazy lanes, colourful lights and you-know-what, this is the place for ‘sinful indulgence’.
My supper kakis and I have our usual routine – round 1 claypot frog porridge, round 2 beef horfun, or dim sum and always ending off with Yong He soya bean. For the longest time, we wondered where the familiar Yong He has moved to, and we finally found it at Lor 27A.
The new location is definitely more spacious, clean and airy. Thank goodness we found a parking space almost immediately. Well, this is Geylang so don’t expect good service (errr… not otherwise), but the aunties will respond if you wave or call them loudly. Some are actually quite friendly if not busy.
The regulars would order a sweet soya bean drink ($1.20), dough sticks ($1.00), toasted bun with egg and pork floss ($2.80) and steamed dumplings ($5.00). The new shop has some latest additions of sweet and sour soup ($2.00), fried beehoon ($2.50) and braised meat rice ($2.50) available lunchtime onwards.
If you are really adventurous or want to play a sabotage game with your friends, you can try the saltish soya bean ($1.70). This ‘drink’ comes in bowl and will be an experience of a lifetime. Good or bad, you decide. (No pictures or description provided because I think it’s better for a surprise.)
My favourite item here is the long youtiao which is always cripsy and fluffy. Unfortunately, the standard of some items have dropped a little. The soya bean drink was thin and sweet (Tiong Bahru’s Teck Seng anytime), toasted bun dry and cold, and Taiwanese mee sua too starchy and peppery. Inflation has also set in on every food item.
The brand name ‘Yong He’ has been synonymous with quality soya products in Taiwan and China. In Singapore, we have our alternatives.
517 Geylang Road (Near Lorong 27A) Tel: Tel: +65 6745 5682
Opening Hours: 24 hours Daily