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Top 10 Best Yong Tau Foo in Singapore

Top 10 Best Eats at Tekka Market and Food Centre

Tekka Centre is a dining landmark in the Little India neighbourhood, serving up large dishes of fresh food to visitors and locals just steps away from the Little India MRT station. Housed in a colourful warehouse, it has quickly become a hub for those in search of decent food at honest prices. The hawker centre stands out from the rest of the others spread throughout Singapore, serving predominantly Indian food as well as a great number of halal dishes. You’ll hardly miss the Tekka Centre – it’s the large building outside the MRT at Little India, which gets repainted every so often (once bright emerald green, then orange and yellow). If you are looking for great food, here’s our top 10 picks for the best eats at Tekka Market and Food Centre.

Top 10 Best Yong Tau Foo in Singapore

#1 – Allauddin’s Briyani

Introduction:

Nasi Briyani is probably one of the most popular dishes sold here at this restaurant alone, as Allaudin’s has earned the attention of Michelin’s Singapore Star Guide and Michelin Plate. Choose from Mutton, Chicken or Fish Briyani, and customers can top up with chicken sambal, fried chicken, fried fish, or mutton cutlet.

The stall, which specializes in halal southern Indian-style biryani, was first established in 1968 by the late Shaikallauddin Mohamed, garnering numerous nods by foodies and customers alike over the following decades – including a Michelin Plate from the Singapore Michelin Guide. Now, it’s in the hands of his 40-year-old son, Haji Mohamed, who’s been helming the business since he turned 18. “My father passed down the recipes and the business to me,” he says. “And now we’re beginning to look for successors.”
 

Menu Items:

  • Chicken Briyani Set (Price $7)
  • Fried Chicken Briyani Set With Drink (Price $8.50)
  • Mutton Briyani Set With Drink (Price $8.50)
  • Mutton Biriyani with Pappadum (Price $6.50)
  • Fried Fish Briyani Set (Price $7)

Location & Contact:: Multiple Locations & Contacts

Website: Website Link Here

 


#2 – 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles

Introduction:

545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles stall is helmed by Ruifang, spurred on by the need to carry her dad’s prawn noodles recipe into a new generation. The roots of prawn noodles in Ruifang’s family go as far back as the 1950s when her grandfather started selling them along the streets of Whampoa before it was even named so.

In 1973, Whampoa Market was built. As her grandfather fell ill, Ruifang’s Dad and Grandmother took a stall and have been selling prawn noodles since then. The current stall at Whampoa Market is run by Ruifang’s aunts.

It’s open only from 7 am to 11 am during weekdays and closed during the weekends. What their loyal customers liked about the dry Prawn Noodles was the blend of spicy chile sauce, sweet ketchup, and a mixture of fried garlic and shallots which added light crispiness. The sweetness of the soup comes from the concoction of Manila clams, and people would appreciate this for being not excessively salty as well.

Menu Items:

  • Prawn noodles dry (Price $4/5)
  • Prawn noodle soup (Price $4/5)

Location: 665 Buffalo Rd, #01-326 Tekka Food Centre, Singapore 210665

Contact: NIL

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#3 – Temasek Indian Rojak

Introduction:

Temasek Indian Rojak offers some of the best Indian cuisines, serving a variety of delectable dishes. Temasek provides a relaxing environment and a pleasant ambience which makes it a great place to savour and enjoy their palatable dishes together with family and friends.  

Most Indian rojak stalls serve one or two types of prawns – the long ones and the tinier ones – but Temasek Indian Rojak serves three different types of prawns! This store has the tiny little dried shrimps served for an extra unique taste. Crispy and flavorful, these little prawn fritters go very well with their well-balanced sauce.  The sauce is just mildly sweet and spicy with a bit of softened crushed peanut inside.

Menu Items:

  • Big prawn, tofu prawn, fish cake, fishball, fish fillet, plain potato, beef lung, chicken liver, etc
  • Price range from $0.7 – $2.0 per ingredient

Location:  Tekka Food Centre, Blk 665 Buffalo Road, #01-254, Singapore

Contact: +65 93350957

Website: Website Link Here


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#4 – Heng Gi Goose and Duck Rice

Introduction:

Tucked away at the corner of Tekka Centre is Heng Gi Goose and Duck Rice. Tekka Centre is often known for its Indian street food (which we will cover in due course), as well as the famous 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles. Nevertheless, Heng Gi Goose and Duck Rice have been around for more than 60 years. 

Heng Gi has its origins at Ah Heng Duck Rice by Uncle Yang. Uncle Yang started braising duck and goose from his parents since young. Uncle Yang now runs a stall at Hong Lim called Ah Heng Duck Rice, while his initial team of disciples went to set up Heng Gi Goose and Duck Rice at Tekka Centre. Due to the ban on the sales of geese in Singapore, Heng Gi continued to retain its sign board but now only sells duck and duck parts. 

Menu Items:

  • Duck with Rice (Price $3.50)

Location: 665 Buffalo Road, stall #01–335, Tekka Centre, Singapore 210665

Contact: +65 6396 0969

Website: Website Link Here


#5 – Sri Tiffin Stall

Introduction:

If you’re all about savoring delectable dosas and exceedingly fluffy and curdy appams, look no further than Sri Tiffin Stall, a popular spot for South Indian cuisine. This famous spot whips up a large variety of classic South Indian delicacies at reasonable prices.

Their savory masala dosa is expertly thin-skinned and crispy and features lentils and chunky potatoes. The batter also adds a robust and distinctive tang to the food.

This stall is open all day from 06:00 am to 11:00 pm, don’t miss out on the chance to visit this authentic big-flavour!

Menu Items:

  • Vadai (Price $1 for 2)
  • Masala Dosa (Price $1.5)

Location: 665 Buffalo Road #01-224 Tekka Centre, Singapore 210665.

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here

 



#6 – Prata Saga Sambal Berlada

Introduction:

Fondly known as Mr. Zul, the stall is popular for its combination of fluffy and crispy prata with sambal made from fresh red chillies and a hint of belachan. Pak Zul has been operating this stall in Tekka Centre for over 39 years. Apparently, Pak Zul was so revered for his prata skills that he’d been invited to the Culinary Institute of America.

Besides the prata, you can also try the murtabak. The chicken was flavourful and well-seasoned, and the egg wash gave it a richer taste. Again, I highly recommend a hearty splash of sambal curry for that extra oomph. The combination of the curry and the sambal is fantastic. Really unique taste.

It is open from Saturdays to Thursdays from 7 am to 3 pm, and Fridays from 7 am to 1 pm.

Menu Items:

  • Prata plain – Minimum 2 pieces ($2)
  • Prata with egg ($1.50)
  • Prata with cheese ($2)
  • Murtabak mutton ($5 – $7)
  • Murtabak chicken ($5 – $7)
  • Murtabak sardines ($5 – $7)

Location: 665 Buffalo Road, #01 – 258 (Tekka Market), Singapore 210665

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here

 


#7 – Imaroy Thai Food

Introduction:

Their Basil Leaves Hor Fun is flavourful from the fish sauce that provided a savory flavour, while the chili added a piquant spiciness that tingles the tastebuds on and off. The onions and long beans provided a crunch, while the Kuay Teow was slippery and slurpy, coated in all that sauce — it carries a slight resemblance to the local Hor Fun

Menu Items:

  • Basil Leaves Chicken Rice (Price $4.50)
  • Balachan Fried Rice (Price $4.50)
  • Pahd Woon Sen (Price $4.00)
  • Pad Thai (Price $4.00)
  • Mango Salad (Price $3.50)

Location: 665 Buffalo Road #01-277 Tekka Centre, Singapore 210665

Contact:  NIL

Website: Website Link Here

 


#8 – Weng Kee Cooked Food

Introduction:

If you walked past Weng Kee Cooked Food located next to Tekka Mall, you likely would not have given it a spirited look. Despite the age of the place and its plain white signboard, it offers affordable and good dishes such as chicken and wonton mee. Each of the noodles in this dish is bathed in a tangy tomato-based sauce and topped with creamy chunks of pork. Of course, don’t forget to consider the accompanying dumpling, which is rich in intense chunks of meaty taste.

Menu Items:

  • Wanton Noodles (Price $3.50)
  • Roasted Duck Rice (Price $3)
  • Braised Duck Rice (Price $3)
  • Braised Pork Leg Rice (Price $3)

Location: 665 Buffalo Road #01-285 Tekka Centre, Singapore 210665

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here

 


#9 – Yakader Muslim Food

Introduction:

Yakader Muslim Food is another well-blog recognized briyani meal stall at the food haven referred to as Tekka Center. In fact, they have a signage revealing them to be first , but it’s unclear whether this is chronological or ordinal.

Their technique is called dum briyani, meaning it’s cooked in a sealed pot. They’re generous with the portion, the turmeric-stained rice being loose and fluffy, light with grainy sweet spice notes. The mutton carries a more intense taste profile, bold with meaty savoury salty spice notes, not overly gamey. Comes apart with a light chew.

Menu Items:

  • Dum Briyani Fried Chicken (Price $7)
  • Dum Briyani Mutton (Price $7.50)
  • Dum Briyani Fish (Price $7)

Location: 665 Buffalo Road #01-259 Tekka Centre, Singapore 210665

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here

 


#10 – Ar-Rahman Café

Introduction:

Ar-Rahman Cafe prides itself on being a ginger tea and chendol specialist, but it mainly sells its chendol that I cannot resist. The chendol comes in small ($1.30) and large ($1.80) sizes. If you’d like to liven up your dessert, consider ordering their Durian Chendol ($2), or their Power Chendol ($2.40), which consists of red beans and attap seeds. Their chendol is delicious.

Menu Items:

  • Chendol Power (Price $2.40)
  • Chendol Durian (Price $2.00 – $2.40)
  • Chendol Red Bean (Price $1.70 – $2.20)
  • Bubble Tea (Price $1.80 – $2.20)
  • Banana Shake (Price $2.00 – $2.50)

Location: 665 Buffalo Road #01-247/248 Tekka Market, Singapore 210665

Contact:  NIL

Website: Website Link Here

 


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