Another place with hawker roots turned 2-in-1 eatery, Fu Lin Bar & Kitchen serves its famous style of yong tau foo during the day before switching over to fusion Asian tapas and a menu of alcohol at night. Fair warning though, if you’re expecting the healthy type of yong tau foo with plenty of soup and boiled ingredients, turn back now. Their best-selling version of yong tau foo involves deep frying the typical tofu and meat options till they turn deliciously golden, before you slurp it all down with a bowl of thick vermicelli noodles and signature braised mushroom gravy. Alternatively, the ingredients can be boiled but, if you’d like to have your calories and eat healthy too, stick to deep frying and add a portion of vegetables instead.
Mid-afternoon is when the yong tau foo disappears but their Asian-inspired tapas won’t leave you missing it too much. Bacon Bak Gua, Camembert Toast, Dali’s Pork Feet and more, their small plates combine both western and Asian flavours with gusto, certainly a far cry from the more humble morning fare. Order dishes to share, get lost in their extensive sake menu, and settle in for a meal amidst industrial chic settings. (Nov 2015)