In the modern era where tons of cafe are spoiled, rarely youngsters really care about Singapore street snack called Yoo Tiao. Yoo Tiao as known as Chinese Cruller is a long golden-brown deep-fried dough that lightly salted and perfectly crispy. Originally from China, this kind of local delicacies has been faded away in Singapore nowadays. It is not because the elder has stopped working for their hand and rolling out the dough, but it's just because our young generation has moved to the fancier lifestyle.
Established in the last quarter of 2016, Yoo Tiao is the newest venture in town that preserves the local culture. Offering a few selection of handmade Chinese dough, guest can find whatever they like here. Butterfly bun, red bean bun or even sesame seed bun is all set at affordable prices.
Nestled in NTUC Foodfare, Yoo Tiao only has a very small counter at the back row. The uncle who works for this food stall is the expert of Yoo Tiao. He is the one who cooked that dough, taking your order, and served each customer with care. I visit this place during Thursday lunchtime and the crowd seems to be low.
The all-time favorite menu here is Yoo Tiao (S$ 1.00) itself. The perfectly cooked dough with crispy skin and spongy texture at the core. What I love the most from this is the right saltiness level that caught me addicted to it. No additional sauce needed for my liking. If you are a spicy food fanatic and looking for an extra heat, go ask for chili sauce.
Not savory but sweet. Their Butterfly Bun (S$ 1.00) is also brilliant. The skin is crispy while that extra sesame seeds on top add another dimension of flavor. Imagine having this with kaya jam, I bet it would be perfect.
Sesame Ball Lotus/Peanut (S$ 0.80) is quite good as well. I love the soft and chewy texture of it that lasted for a couple of seconds. The light filling at the core contribute a certain amount of flavor. Two pieces are enough.
Red Bean Bun (S$ 1.00) is another favorite Bun of the day. That dough is just spongy and crispy while that red bean filling is not too sweet but quite tasty. There is a rough bean filling there and surprisingly it works well with my palate.
For the beverage, make sure to try the Soya Milk (S$ 1.20). It's sweet, fresh and kind of refreshing. Such a good way to remove that oily and dry feeling after eating those fritters.
Yoo Tiao NTUC Foodfare reminds me that time when my parents sent me to a school and there is a small cart who sell that kind of fritters. It's not the best treat ever, but I always happy to see this. Delicious is not even pricey.
Yoo Tiao NTUC Foodfare
3155 Commonwealth Avenue West #04
Nearest MRT: Clementi
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
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